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A Legendary Partnership

New York. 1938. John D’Angelico was already a living legend, renowned for his signature archtop guitars, while John D’Addario was a young kid trying to expand the family string business. Their chance meeting would result in the invention of the world’s first modern round wound electric guitar string, the zinc-coated Bethanized™ Steel. Its sound was unrivaled in fullness, volume, and balanced brightness. Its tone would be featured on some of the greatest records of all time. But the closing of the Bethlehem Steel plant in the ‘60s put an abrupt end to its production, leaving its sound unmatched for over half a century. Today, their legendary invention returns in the form of Electrozinc.

Electrozinc Strings

Combining modern innovation with John D’Addario’s original designs, D’Angelico’s Electrozinc strings are the truest tribute to Bethanized™ Steel since the original. Designed to produce exceptional fullness and volume, Electrozinc strings provide modern players timeless vintage tone, and D’Addario’s EXP technology coats every string to maintain that sound even longer. It’s another legendary string, inspired by the one that started it all.
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    Our lightest string, Electrozinc 9’s deliver maximum comfort and playability with zero sacrifice in tone.

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    Our most popular gauge, Electrozinc 10’s strike the ideal balance of comfort, tension and tone.

  • 11-14-18-28-38-49

    Electrozinc 11’s offer thick tone and higher tension. Ideal for the player looking to dig into a bigger sound.

  • 10-14-23w-30-39-47

    With a wound G-string, Electrozinc Jazz 10’s are designed for exceptional jazz tone and stability, while still prioritizing comfort.

  • 12-16-24w-32-42-52

    Electrozinc Jazz 12’s bring the thickness. With a 52 for a low-E, jazzers can chunk along with bold tension and tone.

  • 13-17-26w-36-46-56

    Designed for maximum tension and tone, Electrozinc Jazz 13’s are ideal for players who like serious resistance.

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