Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
Manufacturer : Elixir
Amazon Price : $13.99
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Product Description
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.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #53 in Musical Instruments
  • Size: Light (.012-.053)
  • Color: White Black Red Blue
  • Brand: Elixir
  • Model: 11052
  • Published on: 2012-05-28
  • Released on: 2012-05-28
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 4.70" h x 4.10" w x .60" l, .5 pounds
  • Product Features
  • 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
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
    4Love the sound!
    By alex
    I absolutely love the sound of these strings. Been playing for about a year fingerstyle acoustic and these sound the best by far. They offer a bright almost whiny tone, very loud and vibrant, easy to hammer on/pull off. Subtle movements on the fret board can be heard that many other strings can't replicate. Up until now my favorite have been D'Addario coated philosopher bronze which are amazing also, but the sound with the elixer is unmatched. My only criticism is one of the strings coating appeared to be separating after only a few days of play. Only on one string, I feel it may have been a random defect. Easy 4 star, 5 if not the coating issue.

    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
    1Great strings, but 3 bad sets in a row
    By DC
    These are generally my favorite strings, but I've gotten 3 sets from here that are defective or fake. I'm not sure if it's just bad stock right now. I've ordered these many times in the past and only started seeing the bad ones around January 2015. I alerted Amazon after the second bad set and they briefly stopped selling them while they investigated.

    I hesitated to order again, but decided with the recent good reviews that maybe the issues had been resolved

    If you're familiar with these strings you know that they look, feel and sound different than uncoated strings. The ones I got were dull sounding and not the same color or feel of the real thing. Also the packaging was slightly off in color.. sort of faded looking.

    I went to guitar center and got a good set, and they price match. I uploaded a picture which shows the comparison between the correct looking Elixir strings on the right side and the bad set on the left. I also uploaded pictures of the front and back of the packaging. The set from Guitar Center is on the right in each picture. The ones from Guitar Center are custom light because they were out of light, but all of the different types of Elixir acoustic strings at the appeared to have the same background color.

    Also, I want to point out that I've bought the Elixir light polyweb from here recently and they were fine. This problem might be isolated to these specific strings in light Guage. I haven't tried any others.

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
    5Ok I am a believer...First time user Love them My new favorites
    By DaPoppa1
    Ok I am a believer...I have been using another top brand string on a 50 year old humming bird, and I thought that it sounded pretty good. Long story short, my strings were dead, and needed to change in a hurry, all that we had left in the bag were the Elixir strings so with no other choice I switched, gigged on and fell in love with these.

    Much better that the OEM strings that I have been using for ever and a day. So I am not going back
    These strings are sweet, bright, great sustain and they stay in tune right from the get go.

    The thing that first got my attention was the light touch, this increased my speed, and accuracy, not to mention the comfort factor on my finger tips. I can play longer without fatigue and discomfort, even tuned to concert pitch(440hz)

    This is my first set and I cannot wait to put these on my D-28, and the D12-28 Martin, that I am using the OEM type strings. I am glad to see they make these in a 12 string too.
    At this price get a couple of sets and give them a try on your favorite guitar you will be a believer too.

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