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Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)   

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53. Elixir Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.

Elixir Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, 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!

Elixir Nanoweb coating permits acoustic guitar strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar 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.

Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to 5 times longer than ordinary strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53
  • 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, Light (.012-.053)
 
4.2

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (57)
  • Long life (54)
  • Consistent (45)
  • Well built / quality (34)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Concerts (30)
  • Back-up (22)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (39), Professional musician (21), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's not the strings

I have been using Elixirs for over a decade. They sound great and last much longer than non-coated strings. They came on my first Taylor guitar, and I have used them exclusively ever...Read complete review

I have been using Elixirs for over a decade. They sound great and last much longer than non-coated strings. They came on my first Taylor guitar, and I have used them exclusively ever since. I play professionally and have used Elixirs on Taylor, Martin, Ovation and Yamaha guitars -- without ever having a string break. I really think that the breakage problems that have been mentioned are primarily due to the playing technique, stringing technique, and/or the guitar.

If you are experiencing breakage problems, I recommend having a guitar tech look at your guitar and check the saddle and nut for any sharp places or burrs that might be causing the breakage. If you are a heavy strummer, I suggest using a heavier gauge string. If you are tuning the guitar higher than 440, the strings will be more susceptible to breaking, due to the higher tension. Lastly, and this one may seem a bit strange, but you could try using a "lighter" gauge string, as well. One well know artist (don't recall his name) stated in a forum that he often broke strings until a friend suggested using a lighter gauge. That solved the problem!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I Don't Like Breaking Strings

I own 5 Taylors. 914CE, 816CE, W65CE, 420 and a Baby. Since all except the 420 (purchased in 1993) came with Nanoweb Elixirs I was spoiled rotten with the tone. I've...Read complete review

I own 5 Taylors. 914CE, 816CE, W65CE, 420 and a Baby. Since all except the 420 (purchased in 1993) came with Nanoweb Elixirs I was spoiled rotten with the tone. I've had a love affair with Elixir Strings for years. I love these strings ... don't get me wrong. Since day one, I've broken them. On the 914CE, which uses Light Gauge, the G-String would snap at the bridge. I always thought it was me. I tried using fine sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots on the bridge with no luck. So, I'm replacing these strings at a set a week. It drove me crazy to be at a gig and not concentrate on my playing 100% because a string might snap. People I played with had a running bet which song I'd break a string on. So I bought the 816CE which uses Medium Gauge to be a "go to" guitar if I snap a string on the 914CE. Guess what happens now? Yep ... the 816CE starts breaking the Nanoweb Elixirs. This time, it's the D String at the nut. I'm ready to cry now. The W65CE broke strings too but being a 12 string it didn't concern me much because I only used it on 3 or 4 songs. I play hard. I get emotional with playing and that translates into hard picking, for some reason. 3 months ago, I got so disgusted, I tried some D'Adarrio EXP Phosphor Bronze. Guess what? No breakage even with me playing hard, on purpose, trying to break them. The D'Adarrios don't break. I put another set of Elixirs on the 914CE and broke a D-string this time ... at the bridge. The D'Adarrios don't have that Elixir "sound" that I have been addicted to but they sound nice and most importantly ...THEY DON'T BREAK. The D'Adarrios lose that "zing" quicker. They deaden in about a week. Elixir ... please ... I beg of you ... fix the problem. I want to come back. I love you ... I just can't trust you.

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5.0

Great Strings!

By Stringtight

from Winchester, Tn.

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Verified Buyer

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, Light (.012-.053):

    These are awesome String, Long Life, Great Tone and Sustain, Easy on the fingers. Best String out there or the Price!

     
    5.0

    Great Strings!

    By Jake

    from Earth

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

      These strings last forever, sound excellent on my Breedlove.

       
      5.0

      The best!

      By Martin man2000

      from Miami, Fl.

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      Pros

      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

          These are simply the very best. Don't waste your time on anything else.

           
          5.0

          Good Product.

          By JIMDAVE

          from West TENNESSEE

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          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

          Great Product and not too expensive if you wait for the sale price.

           
          5.0

          The only strings I use

          By Alex

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

            While slightly more expensive than other string options, I truly believe elixir nanowebs are the best strings you can buy. Long life, great sound, and east to play. I put them on every guitar I own.

             
            5.0

            Excellant

            By Luke

            from VA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

              Great strings for a good price.

               
              5.0

              So far, like the strings real well!

              By picker

              from Montana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • No cons.

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

              Use on my practice guitar. Happy with the sound and quality.

               
              5.0

              Excellent strings

              By Craig

              from Richfield, UT

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

                  I've been using Elixir strings for a long time. They're a little more expensive that some others, but they are worth it because they sound great and last a much longer time.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Delivers the tone - fights wear & tear.

                  By Surfdog

                  from Central Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Resistant To Corrosion

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

                  These strings withstand personal and environmental elements. If your hands perspire like mine,or you live in a moist enenvironment these are a good choice due to the coating on the strings. They sound good and have a fair lifespan.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sound for a long time!!

                  By friender

                  from pa

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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, Light (.012-.053):

                    These are incredible strings. They sounded great, very bright as long as they were on. They lasted almost 6 months and still sounded almost new, but the G broke. I would highly recommend these strings. I also like the slightly slippery feel they have. My only complaint is that the coating frays off a little bit, but the sound and life of these strings make them well worth it.

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