D'Addario EJ46 Pro Arte HT Classical Guitar Strings, Full Set
  • By: Ian Hodges
    I would call these the industry standard. Quality control is excellent, almost no duds out of hundreds of packs that I have used (unlike more expensive European sets that I have tried). The tone is very clear and balanced, intonation is always excellent. The basses are quite bright, and may be too "squeaky" on some spruce top guitars. Try these on your guitar first for a neutral sound, and then compare other sets. I recommend these strings to all of my students, and always have them on the Yamaha guitar that I use for teaching. That being said, they are not powerful enough for my Paulino Bernabe Imperial guitar. I use them for down times between recitals, when I don't want to spend big bucks on strings, or for ensemble playing when ease of performance may outweigh some tonal considerations (they play very easily and well). The Bernabe is a special guitar, and it responds better to Hannabach Silver Specials. Most guitars will respond well to the D'Addario strings, and the price is reasonable.
  • By: Spyros Gounaropoulos
    When i first put EJ45 on my guitar the sound was blank and lifeless. I tried EJ46 and something happened and a full sound with crispness enjoyed my ears. I was not a big fan these D'Addario's plain strings but now i think i'm going to prefer them. Cheap, reliable, nice on my fingers and have the right tension. That's why a lot of people paray for these strings. 5 stars!
  • By: Glenn Patterson
    In my 40 years of playing and owning many concert quality guitars, I can say without a doubt that this is a world class string and will make almost any guitar sound its best. Its no wonder that this string is used by so many touring professionals. The intonation is more consistent than any other string. The better your guitar is, the more likely you will eventually gravitate to this string. It doesn't try to flavour the sound, it just lets your guitar produce its own wonderful sound with volume and clarity. Same goes for the J45.
  • By: Sheldon Imperio
    Not a big fan of these strings. They seem lifeless and bland. People like them for their neutrality and reliability. They are probably good at just bringing out the midrange. I personally prefer strings that really add emphasis to the high and low ends which I achieve by mixing deep basses and bright trebles. I think its all about personal taste and preference.