The industry standard for good reason. Its consistent tone, playability, and long lifespan help keep your playing at its best.
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."
XL Chromes flatwound strings smooth out your sound with a round, full low end that won't sacrifice warmth.
"It’s our go-to string. Plus, it’s what everybody uses — from the pros on down. Also, we can depend on them 100% of the time, which is critical." - Glaser Instruments, Nashville, TN
“I’ve used D’Addario strings on my own guitars for years. Being a professional guitar tech and luthier at Sweetwater, I’ve rigorously tested everything on the market. We recommend D'Addario strings to our customers at Sweetwater because we know they will love them." - Guitar Workshop Manager
"In manufacturing and product development, there are a lot of pieces that need to come together at the right time (and the right quality) in order to meet project deadlines. D’addario meets and exceeds my expectations in those regards and more. I’m very proud to be partnered with D’addario strings for our ESP USA and LTD products."
"Here at LsL we try to use the best of everything. If I could get better strings for our guitars, I would."
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.
XL ProSteels use a stainless steel wrap wire, enhancing their interaction with magnetic pickups, yielding a distinctly bright and present tone.