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Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056) 

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Gauges: 12-16-24-35-45-56. 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: 12-16-24-35-45-56.

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: 12-16-24-35-45-56
  • 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/Medium (.012-.056)
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Strings on the Market

When I bought my Martin HD-28V, before I took it home, I requested that we replace the Martin strings (which came special order straight from the factory with the guitar, so those...Read complete review

When I bought my Martin HD-28V, before I took it home, I requested that we replace the Martin strings (which came special order straight from the factory with the guitar, so those strings fairly new), with the Elixir Light Medium gauge. The guitar playability and sound noticeably improved, even the guy at the guitar store decided to change all the strings on the other Martin guitars to these particular Elixirs, because of the sound, playability and longevity. I find the Light-Mediums to be a terrific balance of weight and tone. Lasts incrediblly long!! It's amazing. And a major bonus - I no longer have to put up with the shreaking squeaks when sliding.

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Not what I expected

My acoustic guitars are a 1965 Gibson J50 and a Martin HD28 2006. I usually use Martin medium gage strings but I decided to give these a try based on the reviews already posted...Read complete review

My acoustic guitars are a 1965 Gibson J50 and a Martin HD28 2006. I usually use Martin medium gage strings but I decided to give these a try based on the reviews already posted here. I replaced a 2 month old set of martins on my D28, which were past their prime, with a set of these. The old Martin strings sounded as good or better than a new set of Nanoweb Elixir strings. Disappointing to say the least. I then replaced the Elixir strings with a set of light gage Martins that I had laying around. What a difference! No more elixirs for me.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strings on the Market

By Liese

from Carmel, NY

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

When I bought my Martin HD-28V, before I took it home, I requested that we replace the Martin strings (which came special order straight from the factory with the guitar, so those strings fairly new), with the Elixir Light Medium gauge. The guitar playability and sound noticeably improved, even the guy at the guitar store decided to change all the strings on the other Martin guitars to these particular Elixirs, because of the sound, playability and longevity. I find the Light-Mediums to be a terrific balance of weight and tone. Lasts incrediblly long!! It's amazing. And a major bonus - I no longer have to put up with the shreaking squeaks when sliding.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic balance, you will LOVE them

By Jonathan Becker

from Canton, GA

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I used to play a too hard and loud on my acoustic and would often break a string even using heavy weight. After I got a good amp and began to plug in I switched to light strings for tone quality. But I fount that the light strings just didn't have the bass umph I was looking for. I often play stand-alone and really need that low end to fill in. Someone at a local guitar store suggested these strings and wow! Great tone quality and flexibility of the light strings, but with a beefier low end. They work amazingly well. And that along with the Elixir quality and longevity. I had a friend guitarist pick up my guitar and just rave about the sound and he was shocked to find out that the strings were nearly a year old. I see no reason to ever go back to another string style or brand. These fit my purposes perfectly.
The price is higher than other brands, but well worth your money. You won't regret it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Balance of tone and longevity

By Rockit

from Il

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

For me, the compromise of having the bottome strings Medium and the top strings light work well with my style of playing and for my guitar.
I have tried many different strings over the years for my Taylor 914. I keep going back to the Elixir. I feel that the 80/20 bronze sound better than the phosphor bronze on my guitar.

I am not a professional but do play in a praise band regularly, plus in another band that plays a lot of acoustic rock from the 60s and 70s.

I knew that I did not want to go to Medium strings because I do a lot of finger style but I do strum as well. I found that the light medium strings to work well with my style of playing. The top 3 strings are from a light set, and the bottom 3 are from a medium set of strings. When I strum or pick hard I do not have as much fret noise on the lower strings, but the top strings are still subtle and suitable for finger style playing.

These were a great find.
Have always had good luck with Elixir
cost 2 times as much as regular strings but the tone last at least twice as long. So if you are critical of your sound, these are worth it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It Took Awhile

By Griff

from Kingman, Az.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Masked Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • Break In Time Is Slow

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

It's been almost a month. The strings are just now starting to sound better. Not sure if they'll be great, but they are tough!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME STRINGS

By guitargirl15

from providence nc

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

My guitar teacher and local music store clerk reccomended these strings. I played on my teachers set and I LOVE THEM!!! I am ordering a set now. My teachers set have lasted over a year! and they still play great. Great quality and price. Do not buy other strings!! Buy Elixers!

 
5.0

Love these strings!

By Tim

from Monroe, VA

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

      This is the first time I have used Elixir strings, and I am very impressed. The tone quality and feel are great. They are not as hard on my fingers as my old strings were. Time will tell how they hold for me, but I am very pleased so far!

       
      5.0

      Wow! Heavenly Sound!

      By Don

      from Lexington, KY

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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/Medium (.012-.056):

        Replaced Medium Martin Strings on my booming concert jumbo Epiphone EJ 200CE and Martin D-16 (fan-freaking-tastic picking guitar!!) with these strings ... big big difference! Playability time between sets is way noticeable! The bass is not too deep and the bright first three strings are pure heavenly in tone. My path toward these strings came from the Aussie pro cover artist, Pete Last. Not sure about other post(s) which have their set "going dull" part, but these strings are worth every penny to me!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Tried them one more time..

        By grouchy old picker

        from Texas Hill Country

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

          This is the fourth set of Elixirs (over many years) I decided to try again-because I bought a maple bodied guitar that was too bright, and I knew these were strings that went dull in a week or so.
          used less than a day, gave them to a fellow picker to try.
          Way too expensive, as I usually change strings at least once a month, often much sooner.
          I'm sticking with D'Addario EJ16's.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not what I expected

          By dogsoldier

          from kalispell, mt

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Long Life

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

            My acoustic guitars are a 1965 Gibson J50 and a Martin HD28 2006. I usually use Martin medium gage strings but I decided to give these a try based on the reviews already posted here. I replaced a 2 month old set of martins on my D28, which were past their prime, with a set of these. The old Martin strings sounded as good or better than a new set of Nanoweb Elixir strings. Disappointing to say the least. I then replaced the Elixir strings with a set of light gage Martins that I had laying around. What a difference! No more elixirs for me.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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            from Colorado

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

            The service I get from your company is great the shiping and time an manner and customer service is all good, thanks
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