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Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
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- Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
- Played for a crisp, bright tone with an expressive, vibrant presence
- Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel
- Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
- Light gauge: .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .053
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Great tone. Long life.
More From Elixir Strings
Delivering the same long-lasting, amazing tone players worldwide count on for their acoustic guitars, Elixir Strings also offers a varied array of premium string options for other styles and instruments!
- Electric Guitar Strings
- Bass Guitar Strings
- Banjo Strings
- Mandolin Strings
Made For Musicians Who Just Want To Play More Music
Premium, long-lasting acoustic guitar strings from Elixir Strings
Ever since pioneering coated string technology in 1997, our reason for making premium guitar strings has remained simple—we want you to have more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes. And gig after gig, session after session, lesson after lesson, we’ve delivered. In fact, experienced players worldwide trust our corrosion-defying strings to keep their tone longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings,* and we’re proud to stand as America’s #1 acoustic guitar string brand.**
We now offer three premium acoustic string options, each featuring our patented coating technology, to help you find exactly the tone and feel you’re looking for. Thanks to the unique differences between metals and coatings, we offer a long-lasting set for any style. From bright and sparkling to rich and robust, the dynamic range of available sound is yours for the picking. Of course, finding the string that’s right for you is a matter of personal preference. So try them out for yourself!
* Elixir strings player survey | ** mI salestrak (us $ vol) | gore, elixir, nanoweb, polyweb, optiweb great tone long life, 'e' icon, and other designs are trademarks of W.L. Gore & Associates.
- Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w POLYWEB Coating
- Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating
- Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating
Superior Technology. Superior Strings.
Less Sweat, Debris, And Finger Squeak
The way your strings sound has a lot to do with what you normally can’t see. While both of our patented coatings reduce noisy finger squeak, they also cut down on a large number of other pesky annoyances common to your average uncoated string. Sweat, skin, dirt, and even air, for example, can do a lot of damage to your strings. And if you live in a hot, humid area, the moisture in the atmosphere can wreak total havoc on your strings’ tone life. But with Elixir Strings, you’re getting world-class protection that’s engineered to endure.
Polyweb Coating Vs NANOWEB Coating
POLYWEB Coating was our first coated string innovation all the way back in the '90s. It tends to warm and mellow the string’s tone and has a fast, slick feel that’s gentle on the fingers, which lets players keep jamming without the strings getting in the way. As a response to players who said they prefer a more traditional feel, NANOWEB Coating was then designed. This ultra-thin coating allows a brighter, crisper tone while offering the same amount of tone-life protection as its predecessor.
Coated Like No Other
Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. That’s why Elixir strings retain their tone longer than any other brand’s string, coated or uncoated. Simply put, build-up and corrosion kill your tone, and Elixir strings protect against elements that cause build-up and corrosion. All while sounding exactly how you’d expect a premium set of strings to sound.
Corrosion protection between wrap wire windings is all well and good, but you may be asking yourself, 'What about the strings that don’t have a wrap wire?' And we’re proud to tell you, don’t worry—we’ve got those covered too. Literally. With our signature Anti-Rust Plating, even your plain steel strings defy the elements. This ensures longer tone life not just for your coated wound strings, but for your entire set. When we say you’ll have more gigging, jamming, touring, or practice time between string changes, we mean it.
High Praise For Elixir Strings From The Pros Themselves
"I put my first set on my guitar, and two weeks later they still sounded awesome."
-Kaki King, Golden Globe-Nominated Guitarist/Composer
John Paul Jones
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Prolong your tone with the same acoustic guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set. Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes? Premium by design, these acoustic strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire boast a crisp, bright tone with an expressive, vibrant presence. Compared to our original POLYWEB Coating, the ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating allows a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel. For a slicker, gentler feel, try the original POLYWEB Coating on our 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Strings, which also feature a more robust and rounded tone. For more of a balance between bold and bright, our Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating deliver full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity alongside the same traditional feel as these 80/20 bronze strings. Of course, the kind of string you play is all a matter of personal preference. Not sure what tone or feel is right for you? Try them out for yourself, and find your new favorite string from Elixir Strings. For a more in-depth look at what makes our strings so special, scroll to the branded info further down the page. Elixir Strings: Great tone. Long life.
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These strings are excellent.... BUT... I have done the comparison twice purposely to prove my point to a few friends and in my opinion, these are not worth the money. You can buy the DR "Rare" strings for half the price and not only do they sound just as good but they DO last just as long.
Both the Elixir & DR Rare are excellent strings , they both feel great, they both sound great and they both keep their tone for a long time, but I cant see spending double the price on the Elixir when the DR's are half the price.
With that said, if I wasn't able to buy the Dr's locally for $8.00/pack, I would probably cave in and spend the extra money and buy the Elixir.
Don't take my word for it... See for yourself.. get a set of these
Some players, perhaps with hearing acuity more refined than mine, say that the strings are somewhat less sharp-sounding initially than non-coated strings, but that they retain their new sound longer than others. I don't notice the initial "dullness" but I do notice that they last a lo-o-o-o-ng time.
They have great sustain, great depth with little streaking on the strings.
I purchased the Elixir 80/20s for my 12 year old Toy's r us First Act dreadnot guitar. I was setting up the guitar to sound better and also changed the tuning pegs and added bone abalone bridge pins for better clearer tone.
This guitar went from a $100 sound, to a $600 sound over night!
Just incredible sound. I've played Gibsons that down sound as clear and as bright.
(The first act has a vintage style X bracing. Non-scalloped Bracing.)
I put these elixirs 80/20s on my used Taylor gs mini(natural), and the Elixir PB on my Teton grand concert (solid cedar top)
Also phenomenal tone. but then 1st string broke on both the Teton and the Taylor. So I got Martin SP lifespans(light) for my Teton.
Those strings are a better fit for mye teton.