Product Description


About These Strings

D'Addario EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings offer a warm, well balanced acoustic tone, with bright intonation and a "fret-friendly" round wound feel that made them D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar strings. D'Addario received worldwide acclaim in 1974 for introducing Phosphor Bronze to string making, giving their strings such superb, long-lasting tone.

For even longer lasting tone, try D'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings.

All D'Addario strings are precisely wound around a hexagonally shaped high-carbon-steel core wire by computer-controlled machines guaranteeing clear intonation, rock-solid fundamentals, and incomparable consistency in every string. The tight core tension produced through this rigorous quality-controlled process results in a harmonically rich, longer-lasting string. Anti-Rust 80/20 Nanoweb Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings. These strings provide the sound of traditional strings, but with a Nanoweb coating so thin you can barely tell it's there!

The Tech Features

Model: DADEJ161253

Gauges: EJ16 Light 12-53


Reviews (29)

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Awesome warm crisp sounding strings

By: on 10 June 2024
Excellent strings I'm really happy with them. Packaging was lovely and the strings themselves have a really warm tone which works well for a lot of the accoustic songs I play. Very happy, highly recommend them to anyone looking for new strings.

Artist Guitars Response
We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review. Thank you.

Hear these strings sing!

By: on 17 February 2023
I ordered these strings online. They arrived in no time, and it wasn't long before I had the guitar out, trying to figure out how to get them on. You see, my dear husband used to "restring my guitar" (?euphemism-hehe) and since his death a couple of years ago, I haven't been able to bring myself to pay attention to my guitar, or my singing. But now it's time to get back on that horse, so I finally tackled the task, and now - oh boy. I can hear and feel the immense difference. These strings are so light to play especially with my poor little soft fingers! Time to harden up! Anyway, it's great to be playing again. Thanks D'addario! And thanks Artist Guitars.. :-)

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are always here if you have any questions.

Great products, prompt delivery

By: on 25 January 2023
Big thanks to Artist Guitars!! I have ordered numerous products over the past couple of years, each time the goods have arrived promptly without any transport issues, at the same high levels of quality I have come to expect. Keep up the good work and thanks again.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We truly appreciate it.

Great all round.

By: on 10 October 2022
Fast delivery, good service and great price. Thanks.

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Very clear sounding - good strings

By: on 3 February 2022
I used these strings to restring a new Artist Guitar and they're just perfect. Very brilliant and clear sounding. Good value for money.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate the time that you have taken to write it up.

DAddario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Asoustic Guitar Stri

By: on 9 August 2021
Extremely good sounding strings and makes you feel like a Rock Star. One can always live in hope and have a good laugh at the same time .

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

D'addario EJ16 strings

By: on 14 July 2021
Excellent quality, promptly delivered

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the feedback. Cheers.

Good value

By: on 8 September 2020
Received the EJ16 strings in post. Great strings at a great price. Good website as well, easy to order.

Great strings

By: on 19 August 2020
After many years of trying different strings I keep coming back to these. They make great guitars even better and lesser guitars good.

Guitar string review (Daddario)

By: on 18 August 2020
The Daddario strings fit well on my guitar, sounds really nice

Guitar strings

By: on 28 July 2020
Strings were cheap and arrived on time! Great sound

D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar

By: on 1 October 2018
These are wonderful! The delivery was prompt, and the strings sound really nice!

Guitar strings

By: on 13 July 2018
Artist guitars delivered my guitar strings for my fat lady 2 cole clarke in minimum time and made my purchase as easy as possible.

Prompt Delivery

By: on 18 April 2018
My first purchase of some guitar strings from here and was impressed with quick delivery (ordered on weekend and received on Tuesday).

Great Service

By: on 19 January 2018
My order arrived incredibly quickly, and the product itself was perfect. Thank you

good as gold

By: on 7 September 2017
great service, super fast delivery. nothing more to day

Strings Ej16

By: on 21 July 2017
Awesome strings awesome price. Ordered wrong set (my fault ) No probs keep them slight money ajustment send you the other sets.Great custormer service thanks Artist Guitars.

Fast delivery

By: on 1 April 2017
Got the strings to Far North Queensland very quickly.


By: on 17 February 2017
These strings give my guitar a perfect sound. Easy to play with such rich and vibrant tones

Great quality strings delivered in good time.

By: on 3 August 2016
Got D'Addario acoustic strings, they sound great with amazing quality packaging and got delivered on time.

Service satisfaction

By: on 1 January 2015
Thanks for the strings they arrived within a short time and exactly what I ordered.Look forward to dealing with you all again shortly aj

Lovely strings

By: on 24 December 2014
I really like these strings. What can I say- good quality sound a treat.

Guitar Strings

By: on 3 December 2014
Product well packaged and arrived promptly. Very happy with service.

Thanks guys

By: on 9 October 2014
Thanks guys.

Happy Customer

By: on 11 August 2014
Look, despite my order arriving a month later I'm still very happy with the service, s#*t happens and it seems my order was lost in transit, I contacted them in regards and my strings arrived in the mail 3 days later, with that said yes I will still purchase products from here, mate you can't complain you'll still saving a bunch and that's what it's all about, great work guys a happy customer here.

five star

By: on 26 March 2014
I was very happy with this product and the speedy delivery wow two days. I have used the DjAddario strings for years and finding them expencive to buy but very happy with the price at and would recommend Artist Guitar .com to anyone. i will be a customer for life. cheers very happy customer


By: on 12 January 2014
Hi. First time customer. Very impressed with price and service. Order arrived well within the ETA and all transit information was provided. very good customer service. Will definitely be using Artist Guitars from now on.


By: on 20 November 2013
Product correct and fast delivery.


By: on 17 June 2013
1 day turn around. You are legends!

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