D’Addario has introduced New York Steel to its EXP acoustic strings and select banjo sets, alongside expanding its capo line.

The strings are designed to stay in tune better, and produce a stronger, consistent acoustic sound. D’Addario has been re-engineering the wire drawing and manufacturing process of both the high-carbon steel wire used for plain strings, as well as the hex-shaped wire that is used for wound strings. These innovations have resulted in the completion of a new steel wire mill adjacent to the company’s string manufacturing facilities in Farmingdale, New York.

“Artists, guitar techs, luthiers, pros and amateurs alike have acclaimed that NYXL strings have ‘changed the lives’ of musicians by reducing string break-in time and the need to tune regularly,” commented Brian Vance, Director of Product Management. “This breakthrough technology is now introduced into our EXP sets to give all players the same benefits as our NYXL electric players.”