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

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Clear, bright tone and easy playing with enough tension to get the most out of your flattop.

Jam on and on (and on) with the same premium acoustic guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set.

Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes?

Crafted to last, these acoustic strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire boast a warm, robust tone that sounds "played-in" right out of the pack while still retaining a remarkably clear mid-range presence. The POLYWEB Coating brings a soft, slick, and fast feel to the playing experience.

For a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel, try Elixir's ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating. The 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, for example, might be a good fit, especially if you’re also looking for a crisper, brighter, and more vibrant tone. For strings that strike a dynamic balance between full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity, our Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings deliver exactly that alongside our NANOWEB Coating’s more traditional feel.

FEATURES
  • Light Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
  • Played for a warm and robust tone that sounds “played-in” but still retains a remarkably clear mid-range presence
  • Original POLYWEB coating provides a soft, smooth feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
  • 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 SalesTrak (US $ Vol)

At this price, you can afford a handful. Put some in the cart. It's not like you won't use 'em.

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Elixir80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
 
4.6

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (32)
  • Long life (27)
  • Consistent (26)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Concerts (23)
  • Back-up (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (8), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best string

I use to break the G string like everyone else but recently I bought a CA model GX and not only did I not break any strings, I played 8 three hour gigs, inside...Read complete review

I use to break the G string like everyone else but recently I bought a CA model GX and not only did I not break any strings, I played 8 three hour gigs, inside and outside in Louisiana (and I play pretty hard)and didn't even have to tune it! It's the most amazing combination of guitar and strings I've ever seen! The tone lasts longer than any other coated string on the planet!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What is Polyweb anyways!?!?!

So I've been deployed in Afghnistan for a little while now and there's not a whole lot to do but play some good ol' guitar ok? So I had my "el...Read complete review

So I've been deployed in Afghnistan for a little while now and there's not a whole lot to do but play some good ol' guitar ok? So I had my "el cheapo" acoustic sent to me along with a set of these strings. Let me tell you first that they DO sound amazing. I won't lie there, BUT...I don't know if it's because I have small hands or what, but these things felt like rebar, and I usually play heavier gauges than this on my electrics!! I could barely get the E string to bend 1 octave, and YES I did stretch them. I did that for 2 weeks everytime I broke out the guitar. And another thing, that Polyweb stuff is a joke. I use plain-jane Fender medium picks and that Polyweb stuff peeled off every the pick strikes the strings!! And well, this is my fault, so I can't blame Elixir, but I went to Drop C earlier today and as I tuning back up to Standard, I took the G string up MAYBE 1/2 a step and as I reached for the tuner it popped. And no, I didn't bring it up too fast, I dunno what happened. I think I'll go with Dean Markley next time, sorry. I just don't like plastic stuff flaking off my strings all the time, it looks like crap.

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5.0

Good Strings

By Jan

from Ga

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I haven't used these strings long enough to talk about string life , but I really like the sound .
    The strings were used on am Epiphone Dove Pro.

     
    5.0

    Perfection....

    By MrCliff

    from Shelby Twp, MI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None to be found

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    The Elixir Polyweb are the best strings I've ever used, that's why I buy them over and over, all 3 of my acoustic guitars have them. Experiment with the different gauges to get that perfect sound.

     
    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Wade

    from Phoenix AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

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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 POLYWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

      I have been using Elixir strings on all my guitars for several years. They are the only strings I care to use on both my electric and acoustic guitars and Mandolin. They provide exceptionally long life and playability, along with a crisp clean tone.

       
      5.0

      The only strings I use

      By Wade

      from Phoenix AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

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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 POLYWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

        I have been using Elixir strings for several years on all my guitars. I get beautiful tone combined with long life, what more could you want?

         
        5.0

        Simply the best.

        By Capt. Ron

        from Stuart, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Gigging

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

        I bought a new Martin GPCPA1 Plus and loved the sound when I bought it. For the first time in years I wanted to try strings other than Elixir. I bought at least twenty sets of other brands. Before I could buy any more I ran out and had two sets of old Elixir's left. I put them on and strummed my guitar. Immediately I remembered why I have been a faithful Elixir user for the last twenty years. My hunt for the best sounding strings is over.

         
        5.0

        Best strings available.

        By Wade

        from Phoenix AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

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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 POLYWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

          I've been using these strings since they first came out. I like them so much that I don't use any other strings.

           
          5.0

          awesome strings

          By toby

          from pa

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Elixir strings on my Taylor guitars.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Sounding Strings

            By Samuel

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Polyweb Acoustic Light Strings:

            I plan on doing some home recording.
            These Strings have a nice warm tone. Excellent !

             
            5.0

            I recommend these guys.

            By Larry

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Polyweb Acoustic Light Strings:

            Great price, fast shipping. I'm well pleased with Musicians Friend. I will shop here again.

             
            4.0

            A+! Perfect strings at the perfect price!

            By RustyM

            from Amarillo, TX

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Polyweb Acoustic Light Strings:

            Lovely strings! Sounds amazing, lasts forever. Medium gauge has slightly more body but brutal on my fingers after a couple hours. Won't use any other acoustic strings!
            Best pricing around only at Musicians Friend!

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