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Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood, Light, .011 - .052, 2004

Ernie Ball Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood, Light, .011 - .052, 2004
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12 Reviews
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33% Recommend this product (4 of 12 responses)
By Michael
I like them
January 12, 2022
I just tried them, I like them, a little less twang but the 11 makes bar chords easier.
Lite easier bar chords, easy on the fingers. Good sound Less boom & twang
By Rich
New Jersey
Great strings for the price
October 31, 2021
Strings have a nice acoustic sound that work well for finger style.
By Frank
St. Thomas
Love the sound of these strings.
September 9, 2021
Love the sound of these strings. Bright and warm at the same time.
By Brad D.
Been Using Ernie Ball Strings For A Long Time
August 18, 2021
Like the headline suggests, I've been a long time customer of Ernie Ball strings. I started using them about 24 years ago. I like the Earthwood bronze best for larger acoustic guitars, the Earthwood silk & steel for smaller bodied guitars, and Slinky for electric. I have tried other strings based on various recommendations but I always come back to Ernie Ball. I find Ernie's strings just have the right sound combined with a good price.
The quality of the strings and the price. That my local music shop doesn't sell these strings for the same low price I get at Juststrings. I would like to just go to the store and buy a set of strings rather than wait a few days for my purchase to arrive, but not at $4 more per set. So I'll keep using Juststrings.
By Ken
Not happy
September 12, 2016
1 = worst, 10 = best

Sound: 9
Comfort: 8
Feel: 6
Cost: 9
Break in: 2
Intonation: 4

The price point was great, I've used the Light 2004 80/20's before for recording and they've been consistent in the past - not this time. I'm not sure what changed but in a climate controlled recording room, these strings will not stay in tune even after an initial stretch and three days of break in time. They're consistently inconsistent and lose about 1/4 of a step from A440 each time I pick it up. I can't record with them and I wouldn't gig with them but I'm guessing they're fine for practicing or as an inexpensive string for teaching or emergency backup.
By Ubaldo P.
Ernie Ball acoustic guitar
October 13, 2010
Very good product.
By Mark
Only strings on my acoustice
May 20, 2010
My son and I have 5 acoustic guitars betwen us and use these strings exclusively. The tone suits our style and the price makes for a great value.
By John O.
Ernie Ball Acoustic
March 22, 2010
These really make my guitar sound bright! And they sound great too!
By Brian J.
January 1, 2010
I purchased these because I LOVE their mandolin strings. These don't have as great of a tone as the mandolin strings, but it's still a very good natural sounding string.
By pat h.
ernie ball earthwood acoustic guitar strings
November 22, 2009
I have enjoyed these strings so far and they are priced very well. I have had to go to the most inexpensive strings I can get and it's nice that, even though they are cheaper, they are still wonderful. I whole heartedly recommend them to any acoustic player.
By Jeff H.
November 11, 2009
Excellent value! So far these strings are much better quality and cost less than other brands of acoustic strings I've tried.
By Bob B.
October 14, 2009
Strings sound good on my Yamaha flat top.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

80/20 Bronze Wound



4th E

80/20 Bronze Wound



5th A

80/20 Bronze Wound



6th E

80/20 Bronze Wound




Plain String

"Plain strings sound the higher pitch notes. Plain string is unwound. Made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel, but its shape is round, not hex. Used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins -- not classic guitars. One end has a brass grommet, called a ball, which is secured by a special lock twist. The ball is for attaching the string to an instrument.

Acoustic Guitar - Earthwood Bronze

Wound strings are wrapped with an alloy of 80% copper and 20% zinc wire. The most popular acoustic string, providing a crisp, ringing sound, with pleasing overtones.

Core Wire

Core wire is the center of a wound string. It is of specially tempered high carbon steel. The crosscut end view reveals a shape that is not round, but hex shaped. The points of the hex shape help hold the wrap wire securely in place. Hex core wire is used for the wound strings of both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins - but not classic guitars."

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