D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings


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D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension Classical Guitar Strings

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Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 650+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

D'Addario strings go through machine selection in their string making process as a means to ensure consistent string sets.

The EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension set offers increased resistance and stronger projection over lower tension strings.


  • Clear nylon treble strings
  • Silverplated Copper wound on Nylon bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .0290, .0327, .0410
  • Bass gauges: .029, .036, .044


The general availability of this set is what brought several users to purchase them. On their tone, players with a harder attack and playing style appreciate the added tension and the strings' ability to translate their nuances.


Given the manufacturing process, there are conflicting accounts of consistency by users; while many say the strings are consistent enough to buy regularly, some have had negative experiences with batch quality, but these were most definitely in the minority.


If you want to be heard and every bit of your attack on the strings felt, the D'Addario EJ46 Pro-Arte Hard Tension set can handle almost any level of aggressive playing styles.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.