“There have been only two meaningful generations of round wound electric guitar strings,” says D’Addario & Company, CEO and mastermind, Jim D’Addario. “The original formula, originating in the 1950s, used pure nickel, creating a characteristically mellow sound. In the early sixties, my father, John D’Addario, Sr. introduced a brighter sounding, second generation nickel-plated steel string, which became the industry standard for the next five decades. Today, 80% of all electric guitar strings are based on his formula.”Speaking of ......Did D’Addarrio develop these strings or did they buy another company out ?
“This is the strongest set of electric guitar strings ever made. Arriving here wasn’t easy,” continues Mr. D’Addario. “Our engineers traveled many paths, starting with the selection of new high-carbon steel alloys, completely re-imagining the wire drawing process, and revolutionizing the corrosion-resistant tin coating application. The result is something you have never experienced before: unprecedented strength and pitch stability.”
“The name of these strings, NYXL, is also an important distinction for us; our family and company have a rich history in New York,” adds Mr. D’Addario. “Our new steel wire has been formulated, created, crafted, and perfected here in the Empire State. We are proud of our New York legacy, and even prouder that all of our strings originate at our Long Island home.”