D'Addario XS Mandolin Phosphor Bronze combines our most popular acoustic alloy with our most advanced string coating technology, resulting in clear tone, smooth feel, and superior tuning stability — all with the longest possible string life.
THE D'ADDARIO TONE LIVES ON IN EVERY STRING
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 the highest level of protection for maximum life with an uncommonly smooth feel. XS is the most innovative string ever created.
“XS sounds and feels better than any coated string I’ve played. After playing for two weeks straight, I didn’t notice any change from the day I put them on. They have a longer life and I also like their slickness.”
Let that iconic D'Addario tone ring out. With XS, harmonic overtones remain full and bright after many hours of playing.
EXCEPTIONAL TUNING STABILITY
Spend less time tuning and more time playing. Torture tests prove that fusion twist plain steels stay in tune better than standard strings.
Instrument 8-String Acoustic Mandolin
Gauges 11, 11, 15, 15, 26w, 26w, 40w, 40w
Wrap Material Phosphor Bronze
Construction Round Wound
Core Shape Hex Core
Tension 180.85 lbs