My oldest son plays acoustic guitar. If you know anyone who is a guitarist, then you know that strings break often. This is usually the case with my son. He used to buy the cheapest guitar strings he could find. But they broke all the time. Now, he will only use Ernie Ball guitar strings. They don’t break nearly as much and they sound so much better than the cheap strings. So really, when I buy Ernie Ball guitar strings for him, I am saving money because they last so much longer.