Summer NAMM 2019: D’Addario’s XT guitar strings combine all the company's innovations in one set

D'Addario XT guitar strings
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SUMMER NAMM 2019: D’Addario has announced its most “technologically advanced” guitar strings yet, D’Addario XT.

XT promises to combine all the company’s innovations in one set, with high-carbon steel cores, D'Addario’s most popular alloys and extended lifespan treatment on every string.

The strings aim to deliver “enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance” while retaining the tone and feel of uncoated strings.

XT strings will be available from September for acoustic, electric, bass and classical guitar, as well as mandolin and banjo, starting from $9.99/£14.50.

These sound similar in concept to Elixir’s Optiweb to us. We’ll be intrigued to compare…

See D’Addario Strings for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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