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Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light (12-54) 3-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings (P03446)

String Life, Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light, Warm Rich Tone

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What We Like

  • Comes with shield packaging that extends the string life
  • Made with high-quality material that does not wear out easily
  • Comes in simple design that makes it easy to install


  • may produce average sound quality

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9.60 out of 10, based on these factors:

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  • What buyers say about Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Light (12-54) 3-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings (P03446)

    The set settled quickly, with me pinching and pulling each string at the twelfth fret a dozen or so times, and some firm strumming of the open- stringed unfreted guitar.

    Usually I apply a small amount of Lemon-oil onto the fretboard and leave for a few hours before I wipe off any excess that might still be there, but this time I did it a couple of days before I took the old strings off.

    The Earthwood Medium Phosphor variety of the Ernie Ball strings has a sound that is just about right, if one listens very carefully or has grown accustomed to their sound.

    If you haven't tried these before, give them a try. I know guitars like all stringed instruments are very subjective to choice and string differences in instruments make it hard to say these are definitely for you but I think the designers have hit that sweat spot between play-ability and sound

    It's difficult to generalize a guitar's sound because it's not always the same as it was made from, and the woods used may affect your tone, so my guitar with these may sound very different to your experience.

    Common Questions


    I bought a classical guitar for $25 and I was wondering if putting these strings on it would cause the neck to bow.


    A set of nylon strings has three treble strings that are plain nylon, and three bass strings that have a nylon core but wrapped in metal.


    Is the first 3 strings nylon?


    They are made of plain steel and nylon, which is found in other acoustic sets.


    Is it possible to put nylon strings on a guitar that uses metal?


    The nylon string guitars have a tendency to warp the neck, if not snap it completely, because the neck is not designed to handle the pull of the steel strings.


    What string size would be best for a used acoustic guitar to be played by a 9 year old boy?


    The lighter the guage, the harder to bend. Try.10 to.46. Since its an acoustic guitar, I would start with 10's.


    How do bronze strings sound like steel strings?


    I think they sound warmer and deeper.

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