D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings (Medium)


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D'Addario EJ12 80/20 Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings

Gearank Recommendation

The EJ12's were on our recommended list for Medium Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings from February 2021 until December 2021 when they were out-ranked by more highly rated string sets.


The D'Addario's EJ12 is a medium gauge string that features the original 80/20 bronze alloy introduced by John D'Addario Sr. and John D'Angelico back in the 1930s.

It emphasizes the upper frequencies, while having good enough bottom end, in a gauge that can handle heavy playing styles, be it strumming or finger/flat picking.

Guitarists who continue to string up their guitars with the EJ12 do so because it gives them brighter voicing without having to resort to thinner string sets that may lack projection.

You can also expect improved projection with the EJ12's thicker gauge.

When it comes to affordable yet good quality strings, it's hard to go wrong with the D'addario EJ series.


  • Gauge: Light (.013 to .056)
  • Material: 80/20 Bronze
  • Coated: Yes
Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Strings.

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