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Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052)

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Gauges: 11-15-22-32-42-52. Elixirs are the first major innovation in strings in over forty years, and they deliver what they promise: great tone and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 11-15-22-32-42-52.

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 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: 11-15-22-32-42-52
  • 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 Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052)
 
4.6

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (26)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Long life (19)
  • Well built / quality (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

not too heavy, not too light

Elixer Nanos are the best strings out there for me. We all know there's a ton to choose from but with the smooth feel and extended life you just can't go wrong. Pricey...Read complete review

Elixer Nanos are the best strings out there for me. We all know there's a ton to choose from but with the smooth feel and extended life you just can't go wrong. Pricey to some they are but you really get that back in more ways than one. I prefer the Custom Lights because they feel right. Bending the E - G strings is effortless while the D - E hold a good bottom end. Even with other brands in the past I've preferred Custom Lights because they offer the best playability. If you've never tried Elixir Strings you owe yourself the treat to experience the best. I believe you will stay with them like I have.
Nice smooth, silky feel to the fingers and longer play time
Second to none
A little pricey. With '3X Longer Life" I guess they can charge '3X Normal Price'. Around $10/set would increase sales, I'm sure.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

IF NOT FOR THE G-STRING...

I adore the sound of the Elixers on my Alvarez acoustic guitar, but the .23 gauge string breaks after about two hours of playing- every time. The other strings seem to be relatively...Read complete review

I adore the sound of the Elixers on my Alvarez acoustic guitar, but the .23 gauge string breaks after about two hours of playing- every time. The other strings seem to be relatively long lived, however.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not too heavy, not too light

By BongoBalls

from SE Virginia

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

Elixer Nanos are the best strings out there for me. We all know there's a ton to choose from but with the smooth feel and extended life you just can't go wrong. Pricey to some they are but you really get that back in more ways than one. I prefer the Custom Lights because they feel right. Bending the E - G strings is effortless while the D - E hold a good bottom end. Even with other brands in the past I've preferred Custom Lights because they offer the best playability. If you've never tried Elixir Strings you owe yourself the treat to experience the best. I believe you will stay with them like I have.
Nice smooth, silky feel to the fingers and longer play time
Second to none
A little pricey. With '3X Longer Life" I guess they can charge '3X Normal Price'. Around $10/set would increase sales, I'm sure.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

=]

By Kurmanification

from Wisconsin

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

So I got these by my guitar teachers suggestion. I saw them and I was kinda like meh... Elixir? Sounds kinda weird. The following day I came back and Picked up my guitar, went home and started playing them. My first thought was "Whoa there slidy (if that's a word)" They have a thin layer which was like slidy and stuff! I played them for about a minute and I couldn't put my guitar (a washburn, awesome) down. I LOVED THEESE STRINGS! I don't think i'll ever get another brand. I've had them for like 4 months and there still not flat and good. I highly reccoment them!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

IF NOT FOR THE G-STRING...

By LesPaulsRock

from South Dakota

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

I adore the sound of the Elixers on my Alvarez acoustic guitar, but the .23 gauge string breaks after about two hours of playing- every time. The other strings seem to be relatively long lived, however.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ONLY STRINGS FOR ME!

By Ace Murray

from Oregon

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

I have used Elixir strings on every acoustic I have owned for several years now and I just can't imagine using anything else. They stay fresh much longer than strings I have used in the past. I have tried during rough financial times to use something a bit cheaper, but always end up right back with the Elixirs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do yourself a favor and try these strings

By Frankspeare-ZCTF0

from Fountain Hills, AZ

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

I've been a pro player for many years and got used to changing my strings once a week, and the difference was notable with a new set. Not with these strings. I now go 2-3 months without changing strings and don't miss it at all. :o) This coating works, the strings sound great, and they last and last.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm lazz <

By JoeBoy

from Big Pine Key Florida

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

    As I shared, I'm lazy. They sound good and last longer than non-caoted strings.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    it's alright

    By Chuck

    from west covina, CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Everything Acoustic
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      Yeah it's good. I use this brand for my Taylor guitars just because Taylors recommendations. After using it 14 times, i feel/hear the set doesnot have its good tone/brilliance so I replace it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great hybrid between light and x-light

      By Jimu57

      from Southwest Virginia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy on fingers
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

      • Can Break Easily

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Softer Playing Styles
      • Soft Playing

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      A comment here said the these strings break easily, mainly the G string. True if you are a hard picker. But that isnt the string fault. Select the string for your style of playing. I use this set and also the regular light set depending on what I am playing. For soft strumming and fills that do not run over other the other music, these strings are great. To me they are a hybrid between the light and extra light gauges. Sure the B G and E are lighter, and more prone to breaking but I have broken strings in this set only twice. And both times it was due to tuning from standard to drop tunings and back several times back to back. Also, install strings PROPERLY. If you dont know how (and a lot of pickers still dont know), go to Taylor guitars web site for info on that. Just a tad lighter that standard light gauge strings and if you barre chord high on the neck a lot, these strings make it easier on the fingers because of less string tension. Its a long life string. I can play every day and still get up to 6 months on a set of these strings with still having great sound. I have one Taylor that has this string on it for a year. Its not played a lot but the coating helps prevent corrosion and degradation of the string. The coating will start to fray when you play a lot but they will still be playable. That is when it is my queue to change strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So far, so good

      By Smetzen29

      from Tampa, Fl

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • No Buzz
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Guitars Duh

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I've had these on my guitar for about a week now and minus the fact that the tone is so bright yet that I have to wear sunglasses, they sound really nice. They seem to be a very strong string; however, there is a little resistance when doing bends, hammer-ons, etc.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best..

      By jeramy lindsay

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      overall these strings sound and play wonderfully, and last forever. the price is a tad high, but its still well worth the exrta money.
      high quality strings. they sound great for months, and i have never had a single string break on me.
      they are reletively expensive but they outlast and outplay cheaper strings tenfold.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Less chirp, easy playing, great sounding

      By sully1

      from atl, ga

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      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I've always used Martin SP 12s because they're the lightest gauge acoustic strings on the shelf at the closest music store. I bought these Elixir 11s (w/free shipping) 2 weeks ago looking for less fret chirp and WOW!, way less chirp than non-coated strings, much easier to play than 12s and little if any loss of volume.

      40 years of playing and I never knew what I was missing, I won't go back to SP 12s.
      Longevity remains to be seen.
      Longevity remains to be seen.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings, but I prefer the Phosphor Bronze

      By Todd Murray

      from Savannah

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I honestly don't think I can play any other brand of strings now. The Nanowebs are amazing and sound amazing. I think they trump the Polywebs by Elixir. I do have to say that I prefer the Phosphor Bronze Nano's to the these though. These started to do the "dandruff" thing pretty soon. Not that it affects the sound at all, but the Phosphors didn't start doing that until I played 3 gigs with them. They also just felt easier to play for whatever reason. I think it's worth the extra dollar or two. Either way you can't really go wrong with these strings. They're awesome.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My preferred acousctic string

      By stinkeye

      from TEXAS

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      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I have been using these strings since I bought my first Taylor in 1995 and have found nothing I like better. They cost more but they last about 3 times longer than most other strings. If you are having problems with them breaking it's probably a poor set up on your guitar or you should switch to a heavier gauge. If they don't sound good it's most likely your guitar that sounds bad, not the strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I agree with previous post

      By TheLovelessOne

      from Chattanooga, TN

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I have bought these on different occasions because I honestly do like the sound of the elixir strings better on my acoustic. But, no matter which guitar I buy them for, the G string always breaks and quickly. I can put new elixir strings on and break the G string in about 2 hours. Any other brand of acoustic strings I can have on my guitars until the tone is completely gone. I never break strings but this has happened to me on every occasion that I have purchased these.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't beat them enough !

      By Alex-u-i-K

      from Cary, NC

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      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

      I can't get enough out of Elixir. I have been using for 6 years now and still my preferred.They are rock solid: hard to get them out of tune,lasts pretty good, yada, yada, yada.Yes, tottally recommended !Go get yours right now !

       
      5.0

      Couple months

      By JBS

      from Churubusco, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • reduced finger noise

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

          Broke down and tried Elixir a couple months ago. So far I do like them more than other strings. If they last longer then I will be sold on them. Only time will tell.

           
          5.0

          Very nice tone

          By Five Forms Guitar

          from Tampa, Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

            Use on my Taylor for acoustic playing

             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy them in a heartbeat.

            By Big "A"

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Church
              • Concerts
              • gigs around town
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

              I have use Elixir Strings on my Ovation Legend since the early 1980s. I usually use the Polyweb but decided to try something different, so I went with the Nanoweb (.011 - .052). It took a little getting used to them cause I had to change my settings on my amp. The sound was different at first, might brighter. Now i wouldn't trade them for anything.

               
              5.0

              Love Them

              By Frank

              from VA

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

                  Beautiful bright, balanced tone. Nice feel too. Best acoustic strings I have used!

                   
                  5.0

                  Definitely would buy them again.

                  By Art

                  from Missoula, MT

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Church
                  • Concerts
                  • Gigs
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052):

                  I have used the Elixir Strings for more than 20 years now and not ever had any type of issues with them.
                  It is a great product and it makes my 1980 Ovation Legend Sing....

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