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Regular Light Acoustic Guitar Strings EFT16

As a half round phosphor bronze acoustic guitar set, Flat Tops are designed to significantly reduce unwanted finger noise. Combining tried-and-true phosphor bronze tone with a smoother feel and quieter playing experience, they’re excellent for recording—and slide guitar playing. Flat Tops are made with a high carbon steel core and phosphor bronze wrap wire, which is then precision ground and polished, leaving behind a semi-flat string with a smooth feel and beautifully balanced tone. 12-53 Light gauge strings are our most popular acoustic gauge, providing a nice balance of playability and tone.
 
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As a half round phosphor bronze acoustic guitar set, Flat Tops are designed to significantly reduce unwanted finger noise. Combining tried-and-true phosphor bronze tone with a smoother feel and quieter playing experience, they’re excellent for recording—and slide guitar playing. Flat Tops are made with a high carbon steel core and phosphor bronze wrap wire, which is then precision ground and polished, leaving behind a semi-flat string with a smooth feel and beautifully balanced tone. 12-53 Light gauge strings are our most popular acoustic gauge, providing a nice balance of playability and tone.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PL012 E 0.012 in 23.36 lbs
PL016 B 0.016 23.31
FT024 G 0.024 33.74
FT032 D 0.032 35.25
FT042 A 0.042 29.88
FT053 E 0.053 26.51

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 6
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Phosphor Bronze

  • Flat Tops are precision wound with phosphor bronze wrap wire over a hexagonal high-carbon steel core, then precision ground and polished.
  • Phosphor Bronze wrap wire provides tried-and-true D’Addario acoustic tone, with beautiful balance and warmth suitable for all musical genres.
  • Now the standard in acoustic guitar strings, Phosphor Bronze strings were originally pioneered by D’Addario in the 1970s.
  • D’Addario Flat Tops strings come with a code on the recyclable VCI bag, which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • Our acoustic guitar strings are made in the USA—drawn to exacting specifications at our New York production facility.

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How can I extend the life of my strings?

There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your strings. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your strings:

1. Wipe down your strings after each use.

2. Try D'Addario X-Series strings! Our two X Series options each use a distinct method to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone of uncoated strings.

3. Try these maintenance and care products to prolong string life and performance. 

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