8 Recommended Acoustic Guitar Strings:


Guitar Strings / Rating

D’Addario EJ17 Strings

Total of 4.90/5


Best-selling D’Addario acoustic string – medium gauge (.013-.056) made with phosphor bronze.

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D’Addario EXP16 Strings

Total of 4.80/5
Super strong light gauge (.012-.053) phosphor bronze strings with a protective coating.

Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze NANOWEB

Total of 4.80/5
Top-selling 80/20 bronze light gauge (.012-.053) strings with Elixir’s NANOWEB coating.

Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze POLYWEB

Total of 4.80/5
POLYWEB-coated 80/20 bronze strings from Elixir, with an extra light (.010-.047) gauge.

Martin M540 Strings

Total of 4.60/5
Martin’s popular and affordable light gauge (.012-.054) phosphor bronze acoustic strings.

Martin MM12 Retro

Total of 4.60/5
Excellent vintage tones from Martin’s light (.012-.054) nickel and copper acoustic strings.

Ernie Ball 2146 Earthwood

Total of 4.50/5
An expressive medium-light gauge (.012-.054) phosphor bronze set from Ernie Ball.

Ernie Ball Earthwood Rock & Blues

Total of 4.50/5
Ernie Ball’s best-selling regular slinky strings, with a .010-.046 gauge.