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D'Addario Acoustic Guitar Phosphor Bronze 12/56
August 23, 2021
I use Elixir Phosphor Bronze 12/56's on my Taylor 414CE for many reasons...life span. warmth and just like the way they feel. It appears that this particular gauge of Elixir string is not available these days, so I was forced into trying either a different gauge or a different manufacturer. It is rumored that Elixir does not make the strings but only provides the coating and that Di'Addario is one of the manufactures that provides or has provided strings to Elixir in the past for them to apply their coating. So, I decided to give them a try...same gauge and same coating. The difference was somewhat stark and at first I thought I was going to be disappointed. But, after I got over the initial shock of the difference, I began to enjoy the bold sound of the Di'Addario's. Certainly, they do not have the warmth of the Elixir, but they do have great projection, volume and crispness. I have only played them for about a week now and did one show with them so the jury is still out on their life span, but if Elixir isn't able to provide this particular gauge anymore...well...ehhh...the Di'Addario's are just fine.
ProsCrisp bold sound, lots of volume
Consnot as warm as Elixir