D’Addario Guitar Strings and Instrument Supplies
The family-owned, New York-based D'Addario company has been in the string-making business for generations. Their string-making heritage goes back to 17th-century Italy. Since 1973, J. D’Addario and Company has continued that family tradition.
Today, D’Addario is one of the world's largest string manufacturers. They were the first company to switch from gut strings to nylon and now they produce a wide selection of acoustic, electric, classical and bass guitar strings using the latest technology and materials. Not only that, but 95% of all D’Addario products are made in the U.S.
D'Addario strings are widely respected among the music industry's most well-known guitar players, including Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Pat Metheny, Keith Urban, Tom Hamilton, Dave Matthews and John Scofield. They’re known for having great sound while standing up to constant abuse. With hundreds of string combinations, D’Addario has an ideal set whether you’re a professional or just learning the guitar.
D'Addario Strings for Every Instrument
String and Beyond's line of D'Addario acoustic guitar strings features traditional round-wound strings as well as flat tops. These have the same tension and flexibility as round wound strings but produce a smoother feel and minimize finger noise. Flat-top strings are recommended by professional musicians as the best D'Addario strings for electric slide guitar and flatpicking. Silk and steel strings use silver-plated copper wrapping woven with silky fibers for a softer touch and mellow tone, which is ideal for folk guitarists. The metal alloys used include phosphor bronze for longevity, 80/20 bronze and silver-plated copper, a favorite of classical and folk players because of its warm tone.
Want to change strings less often? Strings D'Addario's EXP micro-fine coating technology treats the wrap wire before winding, which protects the strings while preserving an uncoated tone and feel. Choose D’Addario XT strings for a more natural feel or XS strings for the most durability. And don’t forget about D’Addario XL electric guitar strings — these high-carbon steel wire strings have been the industry standard since they were introduced in 1974.
In addition to acoustic and electric strings, D’Addario makes strings for the mandolin, mandola, ukulele, fiddle, banjo and even the dulcimer in a variety of gauges. If there’s a stringed instrument, D’Addario makes high-quality strings for it.
Other D’Addario Music Gear
The performance and reliability of the D’Addario name go well beyond guitar strings. Remember to visit our collection D’Addario guitar accessories if you need premium guitar picks, instrument cables, tuners, guitar straps, capos and other gear. They even make replacement guitar bridge pins along with a variety of cleaning and conditioning supplies. With D’Addario, you’ll always have your A-game when it comes to guitar performance and care.
Why Buy D'Addario at Strings and Beyond?
At Strings and Beyond, we're committed to helping musicians achieve their fullest potential. Whether you're shopping for D'Addario acoustic guitar strings for yourself, a harmonica as a gift or bulk guitar picks for your students, you'll find it all right here. All qualifying orders ship free and our knowledgeable staff are happy to help you figure out which guitar strings are right for you.