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Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056)

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Gauges: 13-17-26-35-45-56.

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!

Nanoweb coating permits strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional guitar strings. 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.

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

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 13-17-26-35-45-56
  • 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, Medium (.013-.056)
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Long life (13)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings!

I am a full time musician, and I have used these strings on various acoustic guitars for many years. It is true that they don't sound quite as bright as uncoated strings when you...Read complete review

I am a full time musician, and I have used these strings on various acoustic guitars for many years. It is true that they don't sound quite as bright as uncoated strings when you first put them on....they sound more like new strings that have settled in after being played for about an hour. The cool thing is that they keep that sound much longer than any other brand of string I have ever tried. With uncoated strings I can only get about 8-10 hours of use before they need to be replaced, and the tone starts to deteriorate almost immediately. The Elixirs keep the same tone, even after being played on several gigs. I usually get at least 2 or 3 weeks of extensive playing before I replace them. Even then the tone is still pretty good, I just start to notice the intonation changing a bit. I recently put on a different brand of uncoated strings on my Taylor because I was in a bind and the local store was out of Elixirs. I recorded one song in the studio, and did two gigs, and the strings are totally shot. I am off to the store today to get more Elixirs! As far as Elixirs breaking.......I have never broken one! For those that claim that Elixirs break easily, I would suspect it is your guitar setup or your playing style that is the problem. I used to break strings often in my early days. Proper set up and improved playing technique solved that, way before I started using Elixirs!

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Not for everyone

I play an Ovation that has pretty low action. My cousin gave me a set of Nanowebs to try out because the Martin SPs that I had been using were tearing up my callouses....Read complete review

I play an Ovation that has pretty low action. My cousin gave me a set of Nanowebs to try out because the Martin SPs that I had been using were tearing up my callouses. The smoothness of the Nanowebs were awesome and the lack of squeak when I moved up and down the fingerboard was great. I play about 3-4 hrs/day and am used to my strings lasting longer than a month and a half. That's how long the G lasted. It broke right in the middle of practice. Then the D broke 10 min before church started. The Nanowebs had a brightness and brilliance that can't be duplicated with Martin SPs or D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, but they also have strange chintzy, twangy highs. I'll play with them again if given to me, but I won't pay for them.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings!

By Greg Parke

from SW Washington

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

I am a full time musician, and I have used these strings on various acoustic guitars for many years. It is true that they don't sound quite as bright as uncoated strings when you first put them on....they sound more like new strings that have settled in after being played for about an hour. The cool thing is that they keep that sound much longer than any other brand of string I have ever tried. With uncoated strings I can only get about 8-10 hours of use before they need to be replaced, and the tone starts to deteriorate almost immediately. The Elixirs keep the same tone, even after being played on several gigs. I usually get at least 2 or 3 weeks of extensive playing before I replace them. Even then the tone is still pretty good, I just start to notice the intonation changing a bit. I recently put on a different brand of uncoated strings on my Taylor because I was in a bind and the local store was out of Elixirs. I recorded one song in the studio, and did two gigs, and the strings are totally shot. I am off to the store today to get more Elixirs! As far as Elixirs breaking.......I have never broken one! For those that claim that Elixirs break easily, I would suspect it is your guitar setup or your playing style that is the problem. I used to break strings often in my early days. Proper set up and improved playing technique solved that, way before I started using Elixirs!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

only strings I buy for acoustic

By Mr. Man

from West (the best) Virginia

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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, Medium (.013-.056):

    only strings I buy for acoustic

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings from a novice!

    By worship*kteer

    from Buhler, KS

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Worship Leader

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

      I am self taught, play a 3/4 size electric acoustic guitar and needed richer tone.. A friend suggested trying a medium versus the light strings I was using.. So far great choice. Still getting fingers used to in but much, much better tone!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bright sound

      By Randy3

      from Grants Pass, OR

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy on the fingers
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bluegrass Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Roll Jamming

        Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

        My Luthier put my first set of Elixer Nanowebs on when he tuned up my Seagull Acoustic. He used medium where I was used to light strings, but they worked fine. I love the bright tone. I can play for 3 to 4 hours without my fingers hurting.
        Great strings. I use them on my electric too.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Favorite

        By Li'l Leo

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong
        • Unrivaled Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

          I've been playing guitar for over a decade and have tried many different brands of strings, but Elixir continues to be my favorite for acoustic strings. After initial tuning, they have consistently rich sound, and can ably handle countless hours of playing. Literally! I am notorious for waiting extreme lengths of time between string changes, and not only do these last the duration until I change them (versus breaking from wear or age, which I have not had happen, over many sets of Elixir acoustic strings), but they maintain very nice playability and bright sound. I play both the Nanowebs and Polywebs, and highly recommend both kinds -- you can't lose with these strings; the're the best I've found. From light, expressive playing to long hours of intense practice, these nimble but sturdy strings can handle any kind of playing over the entire musical spectrum, with beautiful tone.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just what I ordered

          By Mtyodeler

          from Estes Park, CO

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              When I'm playing a lot, like we do in the summer time in this area I use Gibson strings on my Gibson guitar. When it slows down in the winter time, I use the Elixar Nano web strings which are quite close to the sound of the Gibson's, but I don't need to change them as often, so it is financially feasible for me to do so.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best strings I have ever used.

              By banjoman93

              from Ohio

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Good Volume
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • No Cons Yet

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Everyday use
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I bought these strings back in December and they sound just the same as they did when I first put them on! They have a nice volume, that really gives life to your guitar. The sound is very clear. Also, the strings last at least 8 months, which is a very long time! (When compared to the Martin Bluegrass, or Gibson Phosphorus, strings I used to use, which only ever lasted a month, if that.)

              As far as price goes, it is completely worth it. I play my guitar moderately, so the strings do not get much wear on them. However, these strings last way longer than any others I have ever used. The investment is definately worth it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great strings , I wouldn't use anything else

              By William Deady

              from Southern Maryland

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              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              Been using on all my guitars since I first got them with my Taylor 815, 18 years ago. They are great and last a long time without losing tone quality.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fast eddie, unplugged

              By Ed-akw-.

              from St. Louis, MO

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              After 30 years of playing my Martin D-35 I have never heard a set of strings bring out the full range of sound in my D-3 deep basses through crisp highs as the Elixir nano webs. I haven't tried the polyweb yet but don't need to. If you haven't had your neck re-set on your Martin, do it! Martin covers the cost, less the fret job. Coupled with the re-set and the strings, I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable experience.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome!

              By what uppp

              from Toronto

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              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              These strings are solid! They retain that brand-new string sparkle longer than any other. My hands don't sweat much at all when I play, so a set of these strings will usually last me at least 4 months. Although, I have a friend who can dirty up any set of strings in about 2 weeks, I've witnessed this, it's really gross. I must say though, that I might actually prefer the sound of Martin strings, but the reason I use elixer's is simply because they sound fresher and brighter for a longer time period. I find that any other string seems to lose that initial sparkle after just a few weeks.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not for everyone

              By Prometheus

              from GA

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I play an Ovation that has pretty low action. My cousin gave me a set of Nanowebs to try out because the Martin SPs that I had been using were tearing up my callouses. The smoothness of the Nanowebs were awesome and the lack of squeak when I moved up and down the fingerboard was great. I play about 3-4 hrs/day and am used to my strings lasting longer than a month and a half. That's how long the G lasted. It broke right in the middle of practice. Then the D broke 10 min before church started. The Nanowebs had a brightness and brilliance that can't be duplicated with Martin SPs or D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, but they also have strange chintzy, twangy highs. I'll play with them again if given to me, but I won't pay for them.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              They're just not for me

              By jdcf13

              from Puerto Rico

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              These are very good guitar strings. I bought them just to try them out and the sound and tone is exellent. However, I felt like the finger play was a little bit too hard for me. I do a lot of finger style and it was a little hard for me to play with these high tension strings. Anyhow, if you like playing with medium strings, look no further. Stay with these babies. Beutiful tone, long life. Satisfaction Guarantee.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for my Taylor 210

              By Dan-0017_

              from Tucson

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I have a 05 Taylor 210 and these sound great on it. I tried D'addario Phosphor Bronze which are what I use on my 57 Martin 0-18, and these sounded very strange on my Taylor. Almost light a synthesized version of a guitar. I went to Elixir Nanowebs and it really brought the great sound of the guitar out. Bottom line, no strings are the best. Different players and guitars need different strings. These are great for me and my Taylor 210.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I've used other strings before, but after i received these for a Christmas present i will never go back to any other brand. these strings make my crappy guitars sound 3x better.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Medium Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

              By Williams

              from Hughson, CA

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              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              Overall these strings sound great on my 310ce Taylor. They sound great unplugged and plugged in.
              There awesome for a long time!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Sorry guys

              By jgtrfreak

              from Jefferson City MO

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I bought a new Taylor 310ce. I know every one loves these strings but I just hated them. They felt like they were moving under my fingers. They were horible for any kind of bending whatsoever. Switched to a set of Phosphur bronze Martin sp strings. The sound was ten times better and more what I felt used to in feel. I guess they would be good for someone with no calouses but I play a lot and have good calouses so regular strings don't bother me. I'm sorry I just hated the feel of these strings, and the sound was verry twangy compared to the Martins.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love theses

              By Ben-yUNVy

              from Nevada, MO

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

              I was talking to a guy last summer and he told me to try these out. I hadn't found a good set of strings yet and I was starting to play pretty seriously so I thought I would give them a chance. Im glad I did, they are awesome. I have played them for about an hour each day for four months and they just now need replaced. They're expensive, but definitely worth it.

               
              5.0

              Elixir strings

              By Cliff

              from Orange, Tecas

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                I play with these strings in church on the praise team.

                 
                5.0

                Just the string I've been looking for

                By Ken

                from Mn

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                  I was looking for a string that the low E string did not go dead in a short time and these were recommended.
                  I put these on and several months later they still sound new. They stay sharp and strong, exactly what I wanted. They cost a little more but outlast other brands by far.

                   
                  5.0

                  great product these are

                  By Jmac

                  from Marion il

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                    they last a long time. I had a guitar that I did not use for about 5 years took the guitar out of its case and tuned it up and it played like the day I put the guitar away. the e string did finally give up its life a week latter.

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