D'Addario D'Addario EXP Coated Classical Guitar Composite/Clear Normal

Made by D'Addario

Description Made with a new synthetic material, these composite strings require a 3-6 hour break in time but keep their tonal quality 2-4 times longer regular nylon wound strings.
Posted By Jason Vickers (1415)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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On 2/18/2003, Jason Vickers (1415) posted:
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I've used D'Addario EJ45, Earnie Ball 2406 and Fender Nylon Classical strings. I like the D'Addario EXP45C strings the most.

These things stay in tune and last much longer than the other strings.

Definitely worth the extra cash spent on them.

I am going to try the hard tension models for my Flamenco next...
Price: $14.99 (new)
Where Obtained: www.juststrings.com
Features:
   
Diameter
Tension
Note  
inches
mm
lbs.
kg.
J4501
E
0.0285
0.711
15.3
6.94
J4502
B
0.0322
0.818
11.6
5.26
J4503C
G
0.036
0.91
12.4
5.62
EXP4504C
D
0.029
0.74
16.0
7.26
EXP4505C
A
0.035
0.89
14.6
6.62
EXP4506C
E
0.044
1.12
15.5
6.89


Composite Coated copper-wound classical guitar strings.

The copper outer wrap wire is coated with an ultra-fine layer of EXP corrosion resistant material, then wound onto the composite core.

Straight ends.
Sound Quality:
These Classical Nylon Strings take a while to break in to sound good. One broken in, they maintain their brilliance and tonal quality. The G string is a new composite material making it a smaller diameter. This string stays in tune almost always.

These are my favorite strings. I purchase them by the bundle and use them on both my Classical and Flamenco guitars.
Durability:
Corrosion wise, they survive 2-4 times longer than the normal string. They last about 2 months if you play daily for 1-2 hours.

They stay in tune well once broken in. I didn't play my classical guitar for 2 weeks (playing my flamenco guitar) and they were still in tune. When they are out of tune, it is minor.

The longer you play, the more frequently you'll change any string. My Flamenco guitar, which I play almost daily for about 1-2 hours, lasted 2 months. My classical guitar has had them for 3 months, but becuase I've played it less, aren't ready for a change.