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Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Elixir

Steel on the inside, space-age polymer on the outside!

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.

Elixir Polyweb 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!

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


Get more mileage from your strings! Order a set of Elixirs today!

 

Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings Specifications:

  • Gauges: 11-15-22-32-42-52
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ElixirCustom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Strings, Short-Lasting

I love these strings. They produce great tone, they are very playable and fast, and the Polyweb coating is a very cool feature. The main problem I have is that on parts of...Read complete review

I love these strings. They produce great tone, they are very playable and fast, and the Polyweb coating is a very cool feature. The main problem I have is that on parts of the strings, my coating is starting to peel. I am by no means a shredder on my acoustic, nor do I play hard rock in any of its forms. Part of the peeling is near where I strum, which is somewhat understandable, but the other place is at the second fret on my A-string. The strings still produce good sound, but this is an eyesore and a fingersore, too. I recommend these strings to someone who doesn't play too often, or too fast, but I am willing to bet that that demographic is not represented in great number of users on this website.

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Ho Hum average strings that last too long

I am the youth worship leader at my church. After reading a review on the strings I thought I would give them a try. I practice several times a week to get ready for...Read complete review

I am the youth worship leader at my church. After reading a review on the strings I thought I would give them a try. I practice several times a week to get ready for Sunday, by no means am I a shreader or a string killer. I usualy use the Musicians friend brand and have had no real complaints other than they tarnish quickly and they don't last long but what strings do on an acoustic? Though I have yet to have any "peeling" as mentioned in other reviews I did notice that the poly web makes the strings thicker which is just more for my clumbsey fingers to buzz on. They do however do seem to last longer. I am still trying to kill the strings so that I can put a new set on, which shouldnt be much longer. For the money I could have bought several sets of other name brand quality strings. Not realy worth the extra money for the coating, I think I'll try some bronze strings next. Don't waist your money.

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5.0

Custom Light Polywebs

By Starla73

from Honolulu, HI

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Thank goodness for these strings. The stock strings on my EJ-200CE acoustic-electric were like ropes, even according to my well-played musician friends. So these custom light polywebs prove to be tough enough to build the adequate strength/callous for acoustic playing, but also allows one to endure more.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Expensive, and unbalanced tone

    By Steve Kaplan

    from Farmington CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        The bass strings are quite pronounced but dull sounding, and the B and E strings are disproportionally balanced, or very thin sounding in comparison to bass strings. Standard 80/20 strings are much brighter and offer better tone than these strings. Standard guitar strings are also much more reasonably priced considering the somewhat muffled tone of these Elixir strings. I think the money these strings cost (when compared to better sounding average priced strings) is money not well spent.

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        5.0

        Elixir Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

        By Big Dave

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          This is a very good string. Warm bottoms, bright, clear highs and a beautiful ring. The tone of these on my Martin CPA Custom is gorgeous. They keep tone and playability longer than any other string I've ever used. Highly recommended!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely the best

          By Paullie56

          from Rome, NY

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These Elixir strings are absolutely the best acoustic strings I have ever played. I just put a set of Custom Lights on my new Washburn, and what a difference! They're both bright and punchy at the same time. I also have a set of Elixir Mediums on my Ovation, and I think I'll change them to these Custom Lights. They're a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. I will never use another kind of acoustic string again.

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          5.0

          great strings

          By ITOWNS

          from Fort Smith, AR

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I have used elixir strings on my acoustic forever and just recently started using them on my electrics. For acoustic guitar they will give you the best out of any string ive heard and they do last a good while. these are well worth the money. Why do you think Taylor guitars come with elixirs? Because they are terrible? LOL!

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          5.0

          Pay more once, or pay less a lot more times

          By Oz-ccT66

          from Richmond, VA

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I am a string killer. Every type of string goes 'dead' instantly. I generate a lot of friction, and usually coat my strings with crud in one gig, sometimes in the first set. Elixirs (custom light) last a month and a half sometimes more. The tone is maintained, they stay in tune, and they don't build up crud!! It's either change a 4-6 dollar set once or twice a week, or a 12 dollar set once every month. You're saving money, and getting a product you'll like a lot more.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Young Nashville 'guns' say these are the BEST!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Try a set of these Elixirs, you WILL hear the difference. The Custom Lights are balanced a little better between the 2nd and 3rd strings.Elixir's are what all the 'young guns' in Music City Play.

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          1.0

          bad apples!!!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The poly coating is way too thick and makes the strings feel oily. Then, it begins to peel, not wear down but, PEEL!!! Which makes them completely unbearable and leaves dust on the guitar. There are much better coated strings on the market. My favorites are DR EXTRA LIFE.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best...Without a doubt

          By washburner

          from Somerset, KY

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I received a set of these a a Christmas gift from my brother. Elixirs are the only strings he'll use. I can see why! Amazing sound, so easy to fret...much more comfortable to play. The only thing that could please me more is for them to last as long as I've heard they will. Without a doubt, these are the only string I plan to buy...EVER

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          5.0

          Worth the money?

          By CS-.9._p

          from Casper ,Wyo

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          My first experience with these string was on an Alvarez pawn shop guitar. Immediately I loved the silky smooth feel and the slightly darker/mellow tone I heard. It was at that moment that I knew it was time to replace the Martin strings that came standard on my Rogue Grand Concert. With a fresh set of these on the little Rogue sounds and feels like a much more expensive instrument. My only complaint about these strings, like most cheap skates, is the price. If they sound this great for an extended period of time then they are well worth it. Your fingers and your ears will thank you.

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