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  • D'Addario XS 80/20 Bronze 13-56 Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium
  • D'Addario XS 80/20 Bronze 13-56 Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium
  • D'Addario XS 80/20 Bronze 13-56 Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium

D'Addario XS 80/20 Bronze 13-56 Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium

  • XS 80/20 Bronze strings are the brightest and longest lasting of any D’Addario coated acoustic guitar string, with no fraying, peeling, or tonal dampening, thanks to the ultra-thin XS film coating
  • 80/20 wrap wire provides bold, bright acoustic tone, with crisp projection that can fill a room.
  • With a NY Steel core and Fusion Twist technology, XS 80/20 Bronze offers greater break strength and unmatched tuning stability—staying in tune 131% better than other acoustic strings.
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Set gauges
13, 17, 26w, 35w, 45w, 56w
Wrap material
80/20 Bronze
Round Wound
Core shape
Hex Core
XT-Treated High Carbon NY Steel
Ball w/ Fusion Twist
Absolute tension
185.43 lbs
Number of strings
6 string
Optimal tuning
Plain wound 3rd
Wound 3rd
Part number

D'Addario XS is the leap foward in the world of coated acoustic guitar strings!

Let’s start at the heart and work outwards. The hex core is made with D'Addario high carbon ‘NY Steel’ which is unparalleled for break strength and tuning stability, then at the ball-end the wind is fixed with the ‘Fusion Twist’ soldered join so the ball cannot slip or move.

This solid base is now wrapped with D'Addario’s proprietary 80/20 Bronze wire providing a bold, punchy and bright tone. OK, so already the makings of a set of world class strings!

Now, the leap... the XS coating applied to the wound strings is an ultra-thin, inconspicuous film enveloping the WHOLE string which provides incomparable protection from contaminants for long-lasting tone and maximum life - no, it doesn’t fluff up over time either, they tested that, rigorously!

The non-wound strings are treated with a unique polymer to match, culminating in a set of strings that leaves the rest of the field for dust.

Things to note:

  • negligible acoustic dampening
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • smooth and comfortable feel
  • enhanced break strength
  • unmatched tuning stability

Play D'Addario XS and you’ll know nothing like it.  Incredible strings that just seem to NEVER FADE AWAY.


The facts from D'Addario:

10 times thinner than a human hair?? ...and other facts about D'Addario XS.

Ultra Thin Coating
D'Addario XS features a unique material which is ten times thinner than a human hair. This, alongside a tremendous leap forward in coating technology, allows the string windings to be completely protected from contaminants providing maximum life with a smooth feel.

All Six Strings Protected
The plain steel strings on XS are treated with a unique polymer coating (originally developed for the XT range of strings) meaning all six strings are protected.

NY Strong
XS features D'Addario's exclusive NY Steel core wire and plain strings for increased break resistance and unmatched tuning stability. Using advanced machines and processes at in their Farmingdale wire facility, D'Addario premium quality, high carbon steel makes XS truly NY Strong.

Unmatched Tuning Stability
NY Steel and the Fusion Twist feature locks in the plain steel strings, preventing slippage and breakage at the ball end.

Custom Made Wire
In-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to exact specifications. Controlling materials, equipment, processes and quality allows us to deliver extremely high quality products that meet your exacting standards.

Six Sides of Stability
D'Addario pioneered the hexagonal core wire and stay true to this standard today. Hex core construction ensures superior dimensional stability, durability and precise intonation.


Re: Delivery. All orders placed on weekdays before 3:45pm will be despatched that same day.  All of our delivery options can be found at checkout or on our delivery page.

Re: Returns. We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, please contact us at info@stringsdirect.co.uk.

For further information visit our Returns & refunds page.

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