EXL117 is an extreme hybrid set, optimally designed for tuning guitars down a whole step to D, while maintaining a comfortable playing tension like that of a “light” gauge set.

XL Nickel Wound, D’Addario’s most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result, strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation, is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.

  • Hybrid gauges optimized for “D” tuning, one whole step down
  • Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .011, .014, .019, Nickel Wound .032, .044, .056
Tension Chart
Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL011 D 0.0110 0.2790 15.580 7.070
PL014 A 0.0140 0.3600 14.160 6.420
PL019 F 0.0190 0.4826 16.430 7.450
NW032 C 0.0320 0.8120 21.930 9.950
NW044 G 0.0440 1.1176 22.080 10.020
NW056 D 0.0560 1.4224 20.020 9.080