D'addario XL electric guitar strings
The wound nickel-plated steel wrap gives you long life and reduces premature fret wear.
D'Addario XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as 'The Player's Choice' amongst players of all genres and styles. XL's are precision wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in strings with a distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation.
XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular guitar strings, are precision wound with nickel plated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result—strings with long lasting, distinctive, bright tone and excellent intonation—is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.
Round wound and responsive
Round wound string shave the feel and tone that most players are familiar with. This string construction combines the strength of the steel core with the tonal properties of the wrap wire alloy.
Wound to perfection
String winding equipment is designed and built by D'Addario's engineering team. guaranteeing a production range of 500,000 to 700,000 strings per day. Digitally-controlled string winding machines ensure productivity, accuracy, and consistency.
Six sides of stability
Precision drawn hexagonal core was pioneered by D'Addario. This innovation allows the wrap wire to grip the core for superior dimensional stability, enhanced durability, and precise intonation.
D'Addario's in-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to their exact specifications. Control over materials equipment, and quality allows us to deliver high performance products.