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Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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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 lo...Read More

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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.


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Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

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ElixirCustom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Using them for years

I've been using the Polyweb Elixers for years, and I can say from experience that with a normal amount of changing, I have never broken one, and they always sound great, even a...Read complete review

I've been using the Polyweb Elixers for years, and I can say from experience that with a normal amount of changing, I have never broken one, and they always sound great, even a month into playing! If you're ever in doubt as to whether you should spend the cash on Elixers, tha answer is yes. Always yes. If you're a beginner or someone who doesn't play often, but these and string your guitar with them. They'll last longer and won't corrode out and get junk all over your fretboard if you don't string or play them often. Totally worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Using them for years

By Steve P

from Connecticut

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I've been using the Polyweb Elixers for years, and I can say from experience that with a normal amount of changing, I have never broken one, and they always sound great, even a month into playing! If you're ever in doubt as to whether you should spend the cash on Elixers, tha answer is yes. Always yes. If you're a beginner or someone who doesn't play often, but these and string your guitar with them. They'll last longer and won't corrode out and get junk all over your fretboard if you don't string or play them often. Totally worth it.

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    5.0

    great sound

    By Perry

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Changed the tone and play ability of my guitar.

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    5.0

    Always good service from Elixir

    By pipewrench

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I build and repair guitars and always string up with Elixir last long and good tone.

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        5.0

        Best I've found

        By hopsing

        from indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I use these on my Tayor 814ce and they never let me down.

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          5.0

          All we ever use in the shop

          By pipewrench

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Good clear sound

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              5.0

              Excellent Strings

              By Big Dave

              from Locust Grove, OK.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                The best strings I've ever used, last longer and have great tone, every new guitar I get has to have Elixir Strings.

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                4.0

                Elixir custom light Polyweb strings

                By unclebob

                from Western Kentucky

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Great sound
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir Custom Light Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I use custom lights on both my acoustic and my electric, my only complaint is the peeling of the Polyweb coating. Still a great string for me.

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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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                    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

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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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