D'Addario EXP45 Classical Guitar Strings - Normal Tension (Discontinued)


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D'Addario EXP45 Classical Guitar Strings

Some guitarists prefer strings that aren't necessarily bright but have the "fresh from the pack" tone a little longer.

D'addario EXP45 strings have the bass strings treated with the company's proprietary EXP coating to prolong the "new string" tone.


  • Laser-sorted nylon Classical Strings
  • Nylon and EXP-coated silver-plated copper bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .028, .0322, .0403
  • Bass gauges: .028, .035, .044


Users appreciate the length of time before the strings start sounding dull. They retain their snappy attack and strong projection for longer than most strings some users have tried.


Might be -too- snappy and bright for some that prefer a "broken-in" tone from the pack. If you play intensely and don't want to hear brightness all the time, you might want to look into more mellow strings.


If you prefer a bright tone that accentuates the attack and retains the character longer than uncoated strings, the EXP45 is the pack for you.

These have been discontinued - for our current recommendations see our guide to The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.