Ernie Ball 2069 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Folk Ball End Nylon Guitar Strings
Like the La Bella strings above, Ernie Balls 2069 Earthwood 80/20 Bronze Folk nylon guitar strings are plated with 80/20 bronze. The tone they produce is similar to La Bella strings, though they’re our Editor’s Pick for this article due to their widespread availability. Ernie Ball strings are available in just about any guitar store in the country, so you’ll be able to find these strings just about anywhere.
The set is a bit controversial, with some reviewers stating that when compared to more traditional nylon strings this set doesn’t have the projection required for classical guitar. This very well may be the case, but at the same time they do offer a good value to beginners looking for widely available strings that they can easily change. Like the La Bella’s these strings do produce a unique tone. They’re a great choice for folk guitar, and their (relative) lack of projection pairs very well with singers.
Gauges: .028, .032, .040p, .030 .036 .042
These are not currently on our recommended list - you can see our recommendations at The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.