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Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Overview
  • Thinnest coating ever!
  • Dramatically increases string life
  • Protects strings from corrosion
Description & Specs
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    $24.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $7.01
  • Your Price:
    $1699

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Cleartone

Silky feel, brilliant tone, and incredible string life.

Gauges: 13-17-26-36-46-56

Cleartone Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings feature the finest phosphor bronze available for the warmest and brightest resonance on acoustic guitars. A unique treatment called EMP coats the entire string with an ultrathin protective film. It's the thinnest coating ever applied to guitar strings (less than one micron!) and will withstand more abuse from hard strumming than coatings 1000 times thicker! EMP ensures longer string life by protecting strings from corrosion due to skin acidity, salt, and moisture without compromising feel and sound.

Super-high tension winding over a hex-core is used to maintain tuning consistency throughout performance duration.

Features
  • Thinnest coating ever!
  • Dramatically increases string life
  • Protects strings from corrosion
  • Withstands hard strumming

This is high-tech you don't have to understand to appreciate. Order a few sets today.

 
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CleartoneCoated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't Believe it

I have been playing acoustic guitar for 25 years and play in the studio and live weekly. These strings are bright and hold their tone longer than any other brand. Elixirs are my 2nd...Read complete review

I have been playing acoustic guitar for 25 years and play in the studio and live weekly. These strings are bright and hold their tone longer than any other brand. Elixirs are my 2nd choice. These strings are so good that Acoustic Music Revival (A local Denver Acoustic Guitar Shop) puts them on all of their instruments.

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Not on par with my trusted Elixirs

I bought these strings upon the recommendation of my guitar shop to compare with my trusted Elixir Nanoweb strings.

Compared to the Elixirs the Cleartones failed to provide the oomph of new...Read complete review

I bought these strings upon the recommendation of my guitar shop to compare with my trusted Elixir Nanoweb strings.

Compared to the Elixirs the Cleartones failed to provide the oomph of new strings right from the beginning. They are less smooth, don't look that nice and sound duller than the Elixirs. After a few weeks they went dull with oxidation and the sound -- especially of the lower E, A, D and G -- went almost completely dead.

I am used to the lovely shine, the smoothness and the abundance of lovely high harmonics of Elixirs. I could not hear any of the 36 per cent more volume either, not that I ever play loudly.

I am a figerstyle guitarist who goes very easy on the strings and can get a useful life of 4-6 months out of a set of Elixirs. Now, after two months I badly want to change the Cleartones.

The bottom line? I would not buy these strings again and would not recommend them to my friends either. They are not that cheaper than Elixirs. If you are tight on cash buy plain vanilla strings instead - you don't expect much but at least they don't disappoint.

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3.0

Not on par with my trusted Elixirs

By Zsolto66

from Budapest, Hungary

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Pros

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    • Dull Looks
    • Dull Tone
    • Short life

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      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I bought these strings upon the recommendation of my guitar shop to compare with my trusted Elixir Nanoweb strings.

      Compared to the Elixirs the Cleartones failed to provide the oomph of new strings right from the beginning. They are less smooth, don't look that nice and sound duller than the Elixirs. After a few weeks they went dull with oxidation and the sound -- especially of the lower E, A, D and G -- went almost completely dead.

      I am used to the lovely shine, the smoothness and the abundance of lovely high harmonics of Elixirs. I could not hear any of the 36 per cent more volume either, not that I ever play loudly.

      I am a figerstyle guitarist who goes very easy on the strings and can get a useful life of 4-6 months out of a set of Elixirs. Now, after two months I badly want to change the Cleartones.

      The bottom line? I would not buy these strings again and would not recommend them to my friends either. They are not that cheaper than Elixirs. If you are tight on cash buy plain vanilla strings instead - you don't expect much but at least they don't disappoint.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Cleartone Acoustic 13s -- Very Nice

      By Slide$$$

      from INDY

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Just replaced my first set of these with my 2nd set. 1st set lasted 4.5 months through some pretty harsh weather & humidity changes. that is unheard of for me. Also, I play harder than most people, and more often. I found them to be bright and sweet, with just a tiny hint of "coated" mushiness. Not as awesome as the Slinky Acoustic strings I used to use, but very nice and natural sounding. They did retain their shiny-ness far longer than any other string I've used. They stayed shiny even after they started to lose tone. Strange but they seem to lose tone very slowly. I think they were fine for 3 months or so. Note: I did break a 4th string (.36) after about 16 weeks. All-in-all a great set of strings, with features that a gigging musician can appreciate. Still, for the price, it's about a break-even prospect. I just don't like to restring my acoustic every 28 days..!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new acoustic string of choice

      By RShuffler

      from Montgomery, Texas

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've played 30 years now and have tried all the coated strings more than a few times and have the best luck with these. My Collings sounds like it should and they last longer than any other coated string I've tried. I just played my second weekend of bluegrass on the same set...unheard of with ANY other coated string I've tried.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT STRINGS

      By Budman-0AiIP

      from California

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I Tried these strings out and switched from Elixers. Once trying them I will stick with them. Not only do they provide a deep baseline tone and nice melody tones, they hold thier tune and last much longer than the elixcers.Great strings, a little pricey.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't Believe it

      By Randy Stanton

      from Centennial Colorado

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have been playing acoustic guitar for 25 years and play in the studio and live weekly. These strings are bright and hold their tone longer than any other brand. Elixirs are my 2nd choice. These strings are so good that Acoustic Music Revival (A local Denver Acoustic Guitar Shop) puts them on all of their instruments.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not to my tastes

      By David S.-4gPl4

      from Corvallis, OR

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I purchased a set of these to try on my Larrivee OMV-09E acoutstic guitar in comparrison to the Elixir nanoweb, polyweb, and nanoweb phosphor bronze strings (all of which I have used in the past, with my favorite being the phosphor bronze nanoweb). My initial impression was that the sound was nice and balanced, with a little less high end and a little more low end responce than with the Elixirs. These strings seem to have a more vintage type sound to them. An immeadiate turn off was the feel. These strings, as advertized, feel just like uncoated strings, which I think feel too rough and tend to stick when sliding your fingers over them. The final nail in the coffin is that these strings simply don't last as long as Elixirs. I can use a set of Elixirs for a month before noticing any tone deadening and can usually go two or three months before they are totally dead. I've had the Cleartone set on my guitar for a month now and they are TOTALLY dead. Additionally, they are starting to get discolored and sort of grimy despite that I wash my hands before playing. I have not had this problem with the Elixirs. Bottom line, these strings don't measure up to the longevity or tone of the Elixirs, they are too expensive, and I don't care for the feel.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      all hype

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      these strings were all hype. elixir's are far superior, and i think that if anyone had to "a" and "b" them with a set of elixir's, none of them would walk away with cleartones. the price being asked is ridiculous. the only upside of cleartones is that i haven't broken a string yet; elixir's have yet to correct that flaw. on the back of most coated string boxes it might read, "last's as long as 2-3 sets of uncoated strings." the funny part is, you can buy 3-4 packs of uncoated strings for the price of one set of cleartones. i don't recommend them.

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      2.0

      What a waste

      By therainking

      from Texas

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I bought these stings last week, and restrung my Taylor with them. And I have to say, these are the worst sounding strings I've owned. It's been a week and the coating last nowhere near as long as Elixers. The first few days, the stings left my fingers black, with residue. I've gotten much better sound out of $5 Earthwoods, which I will be replacing these with. Don't waste your time and money.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Can't Believe it's not Elixir

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've been so impressed with these strings.I needed a new string brand that wouldn't break on my beautiful Taylor 315CE Jumbo.I was able to detune and retune for a whole month and these things still never lost its brilliace.I thouroughly recommend this product!

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      2.0

      save your money

      By Timsdad

      from san antonio, TX

      Comments about Cleartone Coated Phosphor-Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I tried these strings and there was considerable loss of life after three jobs in a three day period. They do not perform as advertised. They do not sound as good after two jobs as Elixers will sound for the next five weeks. I will not buy another set.

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