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Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53. Elixir Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops ...Read More

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Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.

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!

Elixir Nanoweb coating permits acoustic guitar strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar 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.


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ElixirLight Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (51)
  • Long life (46)
  • Consistent (40)
  • Well built / quality (31)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (4)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (28)
  • Practicing (28)
  • Back-up (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Professional musician (18), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's not the strings

I have been using Elixirs for over a decade. They sound great and last much longer than non-coated strings. They came on my first Taylor guitar, and I have used them exclusively ever...Read complete review

I have been using Elixirs for over a decade. They sound great and last much longer than non-coated strings. They came on my first Taylor guitar, and I have used them exclusively ever since. I play professionally and have used Elixirs on Taylor, Martin, Ovation and Yamaha guitars -- without ever having a string break. I really think that the breakage problems that have been mentioned are primarily due to the playing technique, stringing technique, and/or the guitar.

If you are experiencing breakage problems, I recommend having a guitar tech look at your guitar and check the saddle and nut for any sharp places or burrs that might be causing the breakage. If you are a heavy strummer, I suggest using a heavier gauge string. If you are tuning the guitar higher than 440, the strings will be more susceptible to breaking, due to the higher tension. Lastly, and this one may seem a bit strange, but you could try using a "lighter" gauge string, as well. One well know artist (don't recall his name) stated in a forum that he often broke strings until a friend suggested using a lighter gauge. That solved the problem!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I Don't Like Breaking Strings

I own 5 Taylors. 914CE, 816CE, W65CE, 420 and a Baby. Since all except the 420 (purchased in 1993) came with Nanoweb Elixirs I was spoiled rotten with the tone. I've...Read complete review

I own 5 Taylors. 914CE, 816CE, W65CE, 420 and a Baby. Since all except the 420 (purchased in 1993) came with Nanoweb Elixirs I was spoiled rotten with the tone. I've had a love affair with Elixir Strings for years. I love these strings ... don't get me wrong. Since day one, I've broken them. On the 914CE, which uses Light Gauge, the G-String would snap at the bridge. I always thought it was me. I tried using fine sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots on the bridge with no luck. So, I'm replacing these strings at a set a week. It drove me crazy to be at a gig and not concentrate on my playing 100% because a string might snap. People I played with had a running bet which song I'd break a string on. So I bought the 816CE which uses Medium Gauge to be a "go to" guitar if I snap a string on the 914CE. Guess what happens now? Yep ... the 816CE starts breaking the Nanoweb Elixirs. This time, it's the D String at the nut. I'm ready to cry now. The W65CE broke strings too but being a 12 string it didn't concern me much because I only used it on 3 or 4 songs. I play hard. I get emotional with playing and that translates into hard picking, for some reason. 3 months ago, I got so disgusted, I tried some D'Adarrio EXP Phosphor Bronze. Guess what? No breakage even with me playing hard, on purpose, trying to break them. The D'Adarrios don't break. I put another set of Elixirs on the 914CE and broke a D-string this time ... at the bridge. The D'Adarrios don't have that Elixir "sound" that I have been addicted to but they sound nice and most importantly ...THEY DON'T BREAK. The D'Adarrios lose that "zing" quicker. They deaden in about a week. Elixir ... please ... I beg of you ... fix the problem. I want to come back. I love you ... I just can't trust you.

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5.0

Great sound for a long time!!

By friender

from pa

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    These are incredible strings. They sounded great, very bright as long as they were on. They lasted almost 6 months and still sounded almost new, but the G broke. I would highly recommend these strings. I also like the slightly slippery feel they have. My only complaint is that the coating frays off a little bit, but the sound and life of these strings make them well worth it.

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    5.0

    The best

    By Martin man 3000

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I only use these strings. Tone life and durable. I've yet to break a string. Knock on wood. Haha. Worth every penny. I keep a cheap set of EJ16's in the car for back up if I break one.

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      5.0

      Great Product! Will definitely buy again

      By xmechanic

      from Reserve, NM

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • I Love These Strings
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Any Acoustic Or Electric
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've been using Elixir Nanoweb strings on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars for several years now, and they hold their overall tone and brightness for at least twice as long as any of the competitors I've tried so far! On stage and off, one of the best investments you can make for pretty much any guitar. I bought this set for a vintage 1949 Epiphone Olympic Archtop, and the tonal quality is amazing. :-)

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      5.0

      Extended life guitar strings

      By Fretman

      from Claremont, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Extended Lifetime
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Outstanding Quality
      • Strong
      • The Choice Of The Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • A Truly Pro Guitar String

        Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        The string is coated for extended playing time and consistent in tone and quality. Suitable for professional use and preferred my many pros for its consistent quality.

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        5.0

        great strings

        By welder4

        from Ohio Cincinnati area.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          notes are bright and the lows are great. helps you play the guitar .

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          5.0

          Great Strings

          By JCOURT

          from Bangor, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I change these strings every 4 months.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar strings

            By thirdstone123

            from Minnesota

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Let me start out by saying this; I love Elixir coated strings. I have sweaty hands that would quickly rust other strings I had been using. The Elixirs were a godsend for me. My first set lasted almost 2 years before I replaced them. My next set lasted only a couple of weeks before the Low E broke. I replaced it with an old one I had kept as a backup and that broke in a matter of days. I have concluded that the lights just don't hold up to the aggressive slap type of rhythm I have been playing recently in which the ball of my thumb (near the wrist) comes down repeatedly over the low E. I contacted the company and to their credit, they sent me a new set of strings, and quickly. I was impressed with this and didn't expect it. I will keep using Elixirs but am moving up to mediums to see if they can hold up to my playing. Prior to changing my playing style, I hadn't broken a single Elixir string. I highly recommend these strings, especially for those with damp hands. I use a Martin acoustic and the Elixir nano's are way better than the Martin acoustic strings I had been using.

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            5.0

            Don't listen to BAD reviews about these

            By MIKE

            from N.IRE

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These are excellent strings, don't listen to bad reviews I use them on my 8 series Taylor wonderful sound and NEVER in 10 years did a string snap and I play live gigs.

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                  5.0

                  Best strings for live shows

                  By Scotty

                  from Olean, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These strings last 10X longer than any other that I have ever used. Love them! They cost a little more than other strings but I get so many more hours of play time with them. So actually they save me money in the long run.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best I've used

                  By Andy

                  from Belhaven, NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Less Slide Noise
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                  • Nothing To Con About

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Elixir Light Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I made my full-time living playing in bands in the late 1960's through the mid 1970's, and part-time/occasionally since then; but I play every day. I've been using only Elixir Nanoweb Lights for as long as I can remember (18+ years?. On a couple occasions the wound strings have worn/un-wound in small patches. Nothing is perfect, but for guitar strings, these are the closest I've found to perfect.

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