***UPDATE: As of July 4th, 2022, Amazon has raised the prices of this box to $104.99 ($4.20/set). This is still much cheaper than buying sets of strings in smaller quantity packs, but isn’t the ‘take my money’ price it was a week ago.***
Normally selling for $99.99/box, Amazon has reduced the price of the D’Addario EXL-120-B25 box down to $79.99/box, giving everyone $20 off! Each set of 6-strings breaks down to roughly $3.20*, which is the cheapest you’ll pay for a set of brand name guitar strings at the moment. Each box has 150 individual strings to make 25 complete sets.
While .009-.042 strings sometimes feel too light for some players, they are the most common OEM gauge used on factory shipped guitars. They’re easy to bend, fun to play leads on, and still pack a punch for power. There’s a reason why manufacturers ship guitars with .009-.042’s. They are typically the most fun to play, representing the guitar brand’s playability beautifully amongst the majority of guitarists.
If you are a hobbyist, tech, luthier, or even a flipper, this set is in your best interest to keep on hand. It’s precisely what I stock on my own workbench, because I know I go through strings with as many guitars I put my hands on. Knowing that, even $99.99 per box ($4.00/set) is a no-brainer for string costs. $79.99 is that appropriate “take my money now” price. Still skeptical? A single pack is currently $5.99/set. The 3-pack version is currently $15.99 ($5.33/set), and their 10-pack is $49.99 ($5.00/set). So pick yourself up a box while the getting is good.
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** 11th Fret gets paid a commission for successful purchases made via this Amazon link. The price is the same compared to a manual search. However, the profits become shared, helping support the 11th Fret vs all profits going to Amazon.