XSABR1152 Custom Light
Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings
Gauge : 11-52 Custom Light
Number Of Strings: 0
Set Type: Sets
Wrap Material: 80/20 Bronze
This 11-52 Custom Light gauge set has slightly more volume and projection than Extra Light, while still being easy to play.
XS 80/20 Bronze strings are the brightest and longest lasting of any D’Addario coated acoustic guitar string, 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.
XS 80/20 Bronze strings come with a code which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
XS coated acoustic strings are made in the USA—drawn to our exacting specifications at our New York production facility.
ITEM # NOTE DIAMETERTENSION
XTPL011 E 0.011 in 8.912 kgs
- B 0.015 9.302
XSBW022 G 0.022 10.56
XSBW032 D 0.032 12.648
XSBW042 A 0.042 12.099
XSBW052 E 0.052 10.355
XS is breathing new life into coated strings. With its ultra-thin film coating on every wound string
and unique polymer treatment on the plain steels, XS offers our highest level of protection for
maximum life with an uncommonly smooth feel. XS also features NY Steel high carbon core and
plain string wire, along with our exclusive Fusion Twist, for incomparable break strength and
tuning stability. XS is the most innovative coated string ever created. Never fade away!
KEY BENEFITS OF D’ADDARIO XS
A tremendous leap forward in coating technology allows
the string windings to be completely protected from
contaminants for lasting tone and maximum life.
Incredible strength with NY Steel at its core, XS offers
greater break strength and unmatched tuning stability,
enhanced by our proprietary Fusion Twist technology.
An ultra-thin film is wound and fused over the windings and
core on each string to protect them from contaminants while
providing a noticeably smooth and comfortable feel.
Less acoustic damping than other coated strings,
delivering true and pure iconic D’Addario tone.
These new XS items will feature our 100% recyclable
packaging including our premium re-sealable VCI bag.
THE BACKGROUND STORY
D'Addario is proud to introduce XS, a true technological breakthrough in coated strings. This groundbreaking innovation offers players maximum life, an unprecedented level of strength and stability—all without sacrificing our iconic D'Addario tone.
Led by Chief Innovation Officer, Jim D'Addario, the team incorporated D'Addario's proprietary manufacturing processes and well-known innovations—like NY Steel high-carbon cores in the wound strings and Fusion Twist technology in the plain steels—to give XS incomparable break strength and tuning stability.
Setting XS apart from other strings is the new, impossibly thin film coating (1/10 the thickness of a human hair) that completely protects the wound strings from corrosion, without dampening the tone. This new film covering is combined with D'Addario's proprietary dispersion coating, used in our XT line, to protect the plain steel strings as well.
"Several years ago, I posed a simple question to our team of engineers and product designers, to create the world's greatest coated string with no tonal compromise and no slick or slippery feel," says Jim D'Addario. "I am proud to say our team rose to every one of these incredible challenges with the new XS strings, providing the most advanced and effective defense possible to lock in your string tone."
With the addition of XS, D'Addario now has the complete and definitive extended life string offering: The X-Series. Players can choose between XT—for enhanced life and a natural feel—or XS—for maximum life and a smoother feel. The entire X-Series represents the pinnacle of tuning stability and rich, D'Addario tone.
"These new XS strings are perfect for the studio ––super smooth while reducing finger noise without sacrificing tone," says UK fingerstyle guitarist, Mike Dawes. "They have the perfect tension, making vibrato and expression on acoustic guitar much easier. I can't wait to take them on tour!"
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