D'Addario XL Electric Guitar Strings

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D'Addario XL Nickel electric strings are the "Player's Choice," known for delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone, no matter your playing style.

D'Addario XLs are the standard against which all other strings are measured. Since 1974, XLs have been the world's go-to electric guitar string.

Drawn in-house with high carbon steel wire, XL strings are precision wound for unparalleled consistency. Proprietary Hex-Core innovation ensures perfect intonation, consistent feel, and reliable durability, producing a string which is revered by guitarists everywhere. 

These XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are their most popular string for a reason. We find they give your guitar a fresh and detailed sound with supreme durability and zero sacrifice. A hexagon shaped carbon steel core is wound in nickel-plated steel which provides ample defense to wear and tear and of course, optimal feel.




EXL120 is a super light gauge set with maximum flexibility and biting tone. 

EXL110 is D'Addario's best-selling set of strings for electric guitar. 

EXL115 is preferred for their moderate flexibility and rich, full tone.

EXL140 is a hybrid gauge set that combines EXL110 for flexibility with heavier 4th, 5th and 6th strings for a more solid low end.


Available in 4 sizes:

  • Super Light - 9-42
  • Regular Light - 10-46
  • Blues/Jazz/Rock - 11-49
  • Light Top/Heavy Bottom - 10-52

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