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

  • £17.99
  • RRP £20.50
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Set Details
Brand D’Addario
Collection XS
Instrument 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Gauges 13, 17, 26w, 35w, 45w, 56w
Wrap Material 80/20 Bronze
Construction Round Wound
Trebles NY High Carbon Steel
Core Shape Hex Core
Anchor Ball-End
Coating XS
Tension 185.43 lbs

We are unbelievably excited about this range of strings.  We’ve been eagerly waiting for D’Addario to take this on and XS is that leap forward 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 our unique polymer coating (originally developed for our XT range of strings) meaning all six strings are protected.

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

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

Custom Made Wire
Our in-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to our 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.

D’Addario is the world’s largest strings manufacturer, supplying strings globally for almost any stringed instrument (we’ve got them all!) including electric & acoustic guitar, bass, classical guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin, double bass… the list goes on!

D’Addario-engineered NY Steel is one of the brand’s most recent innovations providing unparalleled strength and longevity spanning across the strings range from Nickel Bronze, NYXL, XS, and even folk instrument strings.

D’Addario NYXL is the heady combination of NY Steel and reformulated nickel-plated steel wrap wire making this the best range of electric guitar strings available.

D’Addario’s original treated strings range for longevity was EXP which has now been superseded by XT. This range of electric, acoustic and classical guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin strings features a thin, hydrophobic coating protecting every string in the set from corrosion. We stock single strings from this range too!

The latest addition to D’Addario’s X-Series acoustic and electric guitar strings range is the XS. This proprietary coating and treatment on all strings in the set makes them arguably the most advanced guitar strings on the planet. Utilising the strength of NY Steel and reformulated nickel-steel wrap wire (or phosphor bronze for acoustic) which is completely coated means these strings can last longer, play harder, and sound better for longer than any other guitar strings.

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