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Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047) 

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OVERVIEW

Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 10-10-14-14-23-09-30-12-39-18-47-27.

Elixirs are the first major innovation in strings in over forty years, and they deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play. Nanoweb coating permits strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings.

Elixir Nanoweb 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultra-thin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. This leaves the all-important winding-to-winding-to-core space free from the fear of the enemies of tone!

Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to five times longer than ordinary strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 10-10-14-14-23-09-30-12-39-18-47-27
  • 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
  • Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • America’s #1 acoustic guitar string brand – MI Sales
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Elixir80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047)
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Long life (15)
  • Well built / quality (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best I've used

Played 12 string since 1969. I've had cheap 12 string guitars all the way through to my current one which is a Martin D12-28.

I've used so many different sets of...Read complete review

Played 12 string since 1969. I've had cheap 12 string guitars all the way through to my current one which is a Martin D12-28.

I've used so many different sets of strings I've forgotten over half of the manufacturers.

Elixirs have been my strings of choice for the last 6 years and are utterly unsurpassed by anything else I've tried. They are superb. I string them with confidence using the method described in Martin's Dave Doll video. They tune up and maintain their tuning whether tuned to pitch or set a step or two down.

They ARE expensive, especially in UK, but when you know you are getting this kind of consistency, longevity and quality, you can order with confidence.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

keep breaking

I enjoy the sound and longevity. I especially like that they stay in tune during a set. I do not like the the G string 023 keeps breaking at the bridge even after applying...Read complete review

I enjoy the sound and longevity. I especially like that they stay in tune during a set. I do not like the the G string 023 keeps breaking at the bridge even after applying graphite. Elixer sent 4 replacement strings but changing this string every week is getting old. Problem is I have a Breedlove that does not use bridge pins, but these strings should still handle the tension

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings, keep me coming back for new sets

By Chakosh

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

Reading through some of these reviews are really quite entertaining. I've never had breakage problems with Elixir strings. I usually end up changing the strings once every couple years (you read that right - the current set on my 12 string have lasted almost 2 years), and not because the strings break too easily... After a while they stop holding tune, and that's usually a good indicator as to when it's time to change them. The coating on the strings is really nice, and keep you from completely destroying your fingers on a new set of strings for an acoustic.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Studio Tone

By Precision70

from Cary, NC

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

Good value. Much better to pay more for strings that last and keep their tone rather then switching them all the time. Makes then environment friendly
Those are the original strings on my Taylor DN3 Guitar. They have a great slightly scooped studio tone and a solft feeling.

My local dealer did not have these and suggested me to try out the Phosphore Bronze of the same kind because he did not have the 80/20 in hand. I will review the Phosphore Bronze as well.
Tone is smooth, with well defined lows, slightly scooped mids and slightly sparkling highs, and they kept their full tone until the high E string became extrely week.

They don't project as much as the Phosphore Bronze, but they have a better studio tone. The Phosphore Bronse is more a folk sound.

Durability is quite good. I kept the original strings on my Taylor for 8 months before I notice the tone rapidly fading away. I bet for acoustic giutar strings that are strummed almost daily, this is REALLY good.

They are also quite smooth on the frets, thanks to their coating. I noticed some discoloration when my left hand works hardest, but this discoloration comes into play only when the instrument is put down for a few weeks. If the instrument is played more then twoce weekly, this does not occur. also it does not affect the sound at all.
I use to tell the guitar player of our band to get better acoustic strings because he was breaking strings on almost every gig.

These strings are durable and have concistent tones, just like my other favorites (DR strings) which I used on my Bass Guitars.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've used

By Brian

from Doncaster, God's County of Yorkshire, UK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistency
  • Feel
  • Longevity
  • Stay In tune

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

    Played 12 string since 1969. I've had cheap 12 string guitars all the way through to my current one which is a Martin D12-28.

    I've used so many different sets of strings I've forgotten over half of the manufacturers.

    Elixirs have been my strings of choice for the last 6 years and are utterly unsurpassed by anything else I've tried. They are superb. I string them with confidence using the method described in Martin's Dave Doll video. They tune up and maintain their tuning whether tuned to pitch or set a step or two down.

    They ARE expensive, especially in UK, but when you know you are getting this kind of consistency, longevity and quality, you can order with confidence.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    IMHO: The best brand on the market.

    By scruffyeagle

    from Eagle River, WI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

      My ONLY negative comment, is that the ultra-light guage of 12-string set isn't available at MF. In my opinion, if you intend to play rhythm guitar on 12-string w/ bar chords, you NEED those ultra-light guage strings regardless of brand.

      I've played all kinds of guitars (mainly, rhythm) for ~30 yrs. I discovered Elixirs ~15 yrs. ago, & have been hooked on them ever since. If they make a set that fits an instrument I need to string, I'll make a dive avoiding any other brand. The tone is always excellent, and the durability top-notch. I haven't found a genre yet that doesn't benefit from the sound of Elixirs. I love the fact I don't need to clean the strings before putting the instrument away. Saves me a LOT of time & effort. I've never had an Elixir string break. (Except of course, the one time I was drunk, my B string was flat, & I kept cranking the E tuner trying to raise the B... Hee, hee, hee! The laugh was on me.)

      A final comment: I found that using Elixir electric guitar nanoweb strings was THE solution for making my banjitar sound excellent both acoustically & amplified, as well as resolving playability issues re. a "dead spot" on the fretboard.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I may buy these again

      By oldfolkplayer1956

      from Wales, MA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Liked Extra Light Better

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

        Playing twelve strings means a wider neck and more "finger power". I had extra light strings on it last time and found them easier to play.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As always, the best

        By Yoder-R.2uA

        from Big Rapids, MI

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        Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

        Those who complain about Elixer's, don't know how to string them properly. Since the strings are coated they need to be broken in slowly, so wrap lots around the tuning peg, and slowly bring them up to tension. Pinch the strings and give them gentle little tugs to stretch them and they'll last forever.I'm on my sixth month with my last set of Elixer's and they're just beginning to show wear, but sound like new. My only beef is how slippery they are, which makes it easy to loose a string from a bend if you don't really dig into it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for 12-Stringers

        By Starving Artist 2006

        from Baltimore, MD

        Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

        I use these on an Adamas 12-string and play out professionally, so I really gave them a workout. After 6 months of playing these things are still going! I'm not a huge fan of 6-string Elixrs (though I might try them again soon) but I have to say that these sound great, slide nicely, and last last last. I have yet to break a string after all this time and I strum the hell out of my guitar. All in all just great strings and worth the money.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The absolute best product for my Taylor 12 String guitar

        By singingguitargal

        from Lansing, MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

          I made the mistake of purchasing another brand of strings instead of my usual Elixir strings. That particular product did not sound good on my instrument. I have gone back to purchasing Elixir strings and am totally satisfied.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The absolute best acoustic strings for me

          By RockIt Records & Recording

          from Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

            Although more expensive than most, the Elixir strings are worth the money. They last a long time without going flat or dull, they play very well, and they sound great. I buy the 12 string packs for two reasons... to string my 12-string guitars (as one would expect), and to split the set of strings in half and set up my six-string acoustics for normal and Nashville tuning. These strings work absolutely great when used for high stringing. I keep many, many packs on hand in the recording studio for those situations where a high-strung six string just calls out to be used. I love that sound!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Trackerlee

            from El Cajon, CA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

              Important to me that I don't have to change 12 strings too often.

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