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Your Strings Matter.

D’Addario’s XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are engineered to serve as the critical link between you and your guitar. XL’s are precision wound with highly magnetic nickel-plated steel to exacting specifications, resulting in strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone, and excellent intonation. Ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles, XL’s are the choice of countless professionals around the world.

Round Wound

The most popular and universal construction, Round Wound strings deliver the traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.

Nickel-plated Steel

Renowned for their distinctive, bright tone, XL nickel-plated steel is the industry standard for many genres and playing styles.

Hex Core

D’Addario Nickel Wound strings are wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. A high carbon steel alloy that is six-sided in cross section. When usedas the core or “center” of a musical string, the 6 edge points firmly grip every turn of the wrapwire, ensuring a tight wrap and longer-lasting string.

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The D’Addario Difference

It all starts with our exclusively engineered and built string winding machines. There is literally nothing like a D’Addario string machine. The combination of the most advanced computer-controlled winding technology and stringent incoming wire inspection delivers unmatched consistency, string after string, set after set. Every D’Addario string is made in the USA, ensuring the highest quality and performance.

String alloys have a dramatic impact on your tone, feel and string life. D’Addario’s diverse selection of electric string alloys include:

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Nickel Wound

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Chromes

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Pure Nickel

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Half Round

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Pro Steel

Mellow

Bright

Super Bright

Round Wound

Flat Round

Half Round

Hybrid gauges optimized for “D” tuning, one whole step down
Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
Corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
String Gauges: Plain Steel .011, .014, .019, Nickel Wound .032, .044, .056
Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance