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Light Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings XSAPB1253

Born from our greatest breakthrough in string innovation, XS Phosphor Bronze strings have the longest life of any D’Addario acoustic guitar string. The XS coating gives our warm, balanced phosphor bronze strings maximum life, with an uncommonly smooth feel. Made with a NY Steel core, phosphor bronze wrap wire and Fusion Twist technology, XS coated acoustic guitar strings have incomparable break strength and tuning stability, in addition to their dramatically increased lifespan. 12-53 Light strings are our most popular acoustic gauge, providing a nice balance of playability and tone.
 
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Born from our greatest breakthrough in string innovation, XS Phosphor Bronze strings have the longest life of any D’Addario acoustic guitar string. The XS coating gives our warm, balanced phosphor bronze strings maximum life, with an uncommonly smooth feel. Made with a NY Steel core, phosphor bronze wrap wire and Fusion Twist technology, XS coated acoustic guitar strings have incomparable break strength and tuning stability, in addition to their dramatically increased lifespan. 12-53 Light strings are our most popular acoustic gauge, providing a nice balance of playability and tone.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
XTPL012 E 0.012 in 23.36 lbs
XTPL016 B 0.016 23.31
XSPB024 G 0.024 28.44
XSPB032 D 0.032 28.73
XSPB042 A 0.042 28.08
XSPB053 E 0.053 24.37

Product Features

  • Gauge : 12-53 Light
  • Coating: XS
  • Number Of Strings: 6
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Phosphor Bronze

  • XS Phosphor Bronze strings have the longest life of any D’Addario acoustic string, thanks to the ultra-thin XS film coating.
  • Phosphor Bronze wrap wire provides tried-and-true D’Addario acoustic tone, with beautiful balance and warmth suitable for all musical genres.
  • With a NY Steel core and Fusion Twist technology, XS Phosphor Bronze offers greater break strength and unmatched tuning stability—staying in tune 131% better than standard acoustic strings.
  • XS Phosphor Bronze strings come with a code which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • XS coated acoustic strings are made in the USA—drawn to our exacting specifications at our New York production facility

Learn more about XS - the most innovative coated strings ever created.


How do I restring my guitar?

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How can I extend the life of my strings?

There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your strings. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your strings:

1. Wipe down your strings after each use.

2. Try D'Addario X-Series strings! Our two X Series options each use a distinct method to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone of uncoated strings.

3. Try these maintenance and care products to prolong string life and performance. 

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Tone Longevity

XS strings tone longevity graphs

Let that iconic D'Addario tone ring out. With XS, harmonic overtones remain full and bright after many hours of playing.

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EXCEPTIONAL TUNING STABILITY

XS coated strings tuning stability graph

Spend less time tuning and more time playing. Torture tests prove that fusion twist plain steels stay in tune better than standard strings.


THE D'ADDARIO TONE LIVES ON IN EVERY STRING

"Several years ago, I posed a simple question to our team of engineers and
product designers: Can D'Addario create the world's greatest coated string, bar none?

I am proud to say our team rose to every one of these incredible challenges (and a host of others) and we're launching the new XS coated string."


- JIM D'ADDARIO, Chairman of the Board/Chief Innovation Officer of D'Addario