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the industry standard that's anything but standard

D'Addario XLs are the standard against which all other strings are measured. Since 1974, XLs have been the world's go-to electric guitar string.

Drawn in-house with high carbon steel wire, XL strings are precision wound for unparalleled consistency. Proprietary Hex-Core innovation ensures perfect intonation, consistent feel, and reliable durability, producing a string which is revered by guitarists everywhere.

 

 


   


"I use D'Addario strings on everything, acoustic and electric. In 30 years I've never had a bad string on a guitar."

MARK KNOPFLER

   


XL CHROMES

SMOOTH FEEL WITH A MELLOW TONE

SMOOTH FEEL WITH A MELLOW TONE

XL Chromes flatwound strings smooth out your sound with a round, full low end that won't sacrifice warmth.

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XL HALF ROUNDS

BRIGHT TONE WITH A SMOOTHED EDGE

BRIGHT TONE WITH A SMOOTHED EDGE

Similar to round wound strings, but with a smoother feel, XL Half Rounds give you the best of both worlds.

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XL PURE NICKEL

GOLDEN AGE SOUND. PURE CONSTRUCTION.

GOLDEN AGE SOUND. PURE CONSTRUCTION.

XL Pure Nickel strings are inspired by the sounds of the 1950's and '60's, with a rich, warm timbre essential to blues, rock, surf, and rockabilly.

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XL PRO STEELS

STAINLESS STEEL WRAP. SPOTLESS BRIGHT TONE.

STAINLESS STEEL WRAP.   SPOTLESS BRIGHT TONE.

XL ProSteels use a stainless steel wrap wire, enhancing their interaction with magnetic pickups, yielding a distinctly bright and present tone.

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