D’Addario EXP45 Classical Guitar Strings – Normal Tension (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The EXP45 string set appeared on our recommended list for Medium / Normal Tension Classical Guitar Strings from August 2020 until November 2020 when they were removed due to a lack of availability.


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.

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.


  • Laser-sorted nylon Classical Strings
  • Nylon and EXP-coated silver-plated copper bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .028, .0322, .0403
  • Bass gauges: .028, .035, .044
These strings have been discontinued – for our current recommendations see our guide to The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.

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