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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
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (5)

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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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

Always good service from Elixir

By pipewrench

from Texas

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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

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      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

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        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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                      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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