D'Addario XT

A set of strings unlike any you've played before.

D'Addario XT strings combine high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment, giving you enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance––all while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings. These are strings made to stay, with uncompromising performance that never fades away.

DAMPENING
We took inspiration from our EXP innovations and put XT to the test. The result? The harmonics of an XT string ring out just as long and clear as those of an uncoated string.

STRENGTH
Maintain the power in your power chords. Strength tests prove that plain steel XT strings are up to 40% stronger than standard strings.

TUNING STABILITY
Maintain the power in your power chords. Strength tests prove that plain steel XT strings are up to 40% stronger than standard strings.

BREAK RESISTANCE
At two whole steps higher, XT strings are still less than 75% of their breaking point. In the same setting, standard strings are at 90% of their full capacity.

EXTENDED LIFE

A thin, hydrophobic coating protects every string in the set from the corrosive effects of sweat and humidity.

TONE + FEEL THAT LASTS

XT strings feature an advanced corrosion resistance treatment that preserves the natural tone and feel of newly made strings.

RESISTANCE + STABILITY

Made with the same high carbon steel found in NYXL and Nickel Bronze, XT strings deliver enhanced break resistance and tuning stability.

UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY

From wire drawing to micro coating, we control every aspect of the string making process to ensure every set performs to your standards.