D'Addario EXP38 Coated Phosphor Bronze 12-String Light 10-47

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EXP38, D'Addario's most popular 12-string set, offers the ideal balance of volume, projection and comfortable playability. Designed for all makes and models of 12-string acoustic guitars.

D’Addario’s EXP coated strings now feature plain steel strings and hexagonal cores made of our revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel wire delivers unprecedented strength and pitch stability. Combined with the highest quality wrap wire materials, precision drawn and micro-coated on our advanced proprietary machinery, each EXP set maintains that familiar uncoated tone while adding up to 4 times more life.

  • D'Addario's most popular 12-string acoustic set. Optimized gauges for balanced tone and comfortable playability
  • EXP Coated phosphor bronze for warm, bright, well balanced acoustic tone and 4 times more life
  • Feature D’Addario’s exclusive New York manufactured, high carbon steel for unprecedented strength and pitch stability.
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .010/.10, .014/.014, Phosphor Bronze Wound .023/.008(p), .030/.012(p), .039/.018(p), .047/.027(w)

Tension Chart

Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL010 E 0.0100 0.2500 16.220 7.360
PL010 E 0.0100 0.2500 16.220 7.360
PL014 B 0.0140 0.3600 17.850 8.090
PL014 B 0.0140 0.3600 17.850 8.090
EXPPB023 G 0.0230 0.5842 26.340 11.950
PL008 G 0.0080 0.2000 14.680 6.660
EXPPB030 D 0.0300 0.7620 25.560 11.600
PL012 D 0.0120 0.3000 18.540 8.410
EXPPB039 A 0.0390 0.9906 23.860 10.820
PL018 A 0.0180 0.4600 23.410 10.620
EXPPB047 E 0.0470 1.1938 19.380 8.790
EXPPB027 E 0.0270 0.6858 25.620 11.620