D ’ Addario has announced that its XS coated strings are now available for electric guitar . Debuted initially as an acoustic string in 2021 , XS are designed to improve life , strength , and tuning stability while keeping the D ’ Addario tone .
Led by Chief Innovation Officer Jim D ’ Addario , XS Electric still maintains the same benefits as XS Acoustic. Those benefits include maximum string life , thanks to the thin film coating ( 1 / 10 the thickness of a human hair ) that protects the wound strings from corrosion, and D ’ Addario ’ s proprietary dispersion coating , used in the XT line , to protect the plain-steel strings .
In addition , D ’ Addario ’ s NY Steel high carbon core wire and plain string wire , along with the company ’ s patented Fusion Twist technology provides better tuning stability , high break strength , and hex-core construction for enhanced dimensional stability , durability , and intonation . For electric guitarists , XS Electric strings include a reformulated nickelplated steel wrap wire , providing a bright tone with increased output , bite , and sustain .