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Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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

Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.

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.

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!

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 Elixir's today!

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Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • Gauges: 13-17-26-35-45-56
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ElixirMedium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings

I recently purchased a new Martin DCPA3 and I loved the tone. When it came time to change the strings I got a set of PolyWebs out of my other guitar case and slapped...Read complete review

I recently purchased a new Martin DCPA3 and I loved the tone. When it came time to change the strings I got a set of PolyWebs out of my other guitar case and slapped them on. The PolyWebs are soooo much better. That squeeky treble and funky high mid ring is gone. The Martin came new with Life Spans on it and sounded great but these Polys made my Martin sound more vintage and seasoned even though It's a brand new guitar. These PolyWeb strings dont have the high end treble of the LifeSpans but the mid is a lot smoother and the bottom is bigger but not dead or boomy. They give my guitar a sweet and perfectly Balanced tone over all playing styles where really bright strings are only good in 1 style. Overall the Balance of the PolyWeb is super nice and the string squeeks are gone which is good in the studio. Plus they last 3 times as long as other strings so dont worry about the higher cost because its like buying 3 sets for 1. Get a set and play them for a while and you'll be hooked. They are that great. Also I recomend the Poly over the Nano hands down so dont even waist your time, PolyWeb all the way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Jury is Still Out

I tried Elixir strings several years ago and literally cut them off my D35 Martin they sounded so bad. Recently playing a friends D35 Martin, I noticed how warm the phosphor bronze strings...Read complete review

I tried Elixir strings several years ago and literally cut them off my D35 Martin they sounded so bad. Recently playing a friends D35 Martin, I noticed how warm the phosphor bronze strings sounded. They had just the right mix of clarity and softness making it easy to harmonize vocals with the music. Unlike the tinny sound of most phosphor bronze strings used for volume in Bluegrass, these offered warmth that did not override the vocals. I checked the setup and found it identical to my own. She told me they were medium, Phosphor Bronze, Nanoweb, Elixir strings. I decided to try them again and this time they worked. I may have put Polyweb 80/20 Bronze strings on the first time but it is for sure these are not that first set I tried. The sound is rich and so far so good. I gave them three stars because, until I play them a while, I will not be able to really give an accurate account of their longevity in operation or sustaining tone. After using them for a while, I will update my evaluation of them.

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3.0

The Jury is Still Out

By Combat

from Wilmington, NC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I tried Elixir strings several years ago and literally cut them off my D35 Martin they sounded so bad. Recently playing a friends D35 Martin, I noticed how warm the phosphor bronze strings sounded. They had just the right mix of clarity and softness making it easy to harmonize vocals with the music. Unlike the tinny sound of most phosphor bronze strings used for volume in Bluegrass, these offered warmth that did not override the vocals. I checked the setup and found it identical to my own. She told me they were medium, Phosphor Bronze, Nanoweb, Elixir strings. I decided to try them again and this time they worked. I may have put Polyweb 80/20 Bronze strings on the first time but it is for sure these are not that first set I tried. The sound is rich and so far so good. I gave them three stars because, until I play them a while, I will not be able to really give an accurate account of their longevity in operation or sustaining tone. After using them for a while, I will update my evaluation of them.

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    5.0

    of course

    By Jerome

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I usually use nano webs but I decided I want to try these out and they are great strings

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    5.0

    best strings made

    By Halftime

    from VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      best strings made

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      5.0

      great product at a good price at musicians friend

      By sam

      from london ky

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        perfect for me as a frequent guitar player for my own pleasure

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        1.0

        1st. time using the polywebs. never again. flat sounding

        By joe

        from thorp WI.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Life

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          never again

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          5.0

          Simply the best.

          By Capt. Ron

          from S. Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Once I bought another brand years ago trying to save money. I won't do that again.

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              4.0

              Elixir Acoustic Strings

              By duartlu1

              from west orange, nj

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Have only played them a little and recently purchased. I cannot comment on longevity yet.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Bubba

                  from Ft.Worth, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Giging And Recording

                    Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I recently purchased a new Martin DCPA3 and I loved the tone. When it came time to change the strings I got a set of PolyWebs out of my other guitar case and slapped them on. The PolyWebs are soooo much better. That squeeky treble and funky high mid ring is gone. The Martin came new with Life Spans on it and sounded great but these Polys made my Martin sound more vintage and seasoned even though It's a brand new guitar. These PolyWeb strings dont have the high end treble of the LifeSpans but the mid is a lot smoother and the bottom is bigger but not dead or boomy. They give my guitar a sweet and perfectly Balanced tone over all playing styles where really bright strings are only good in 1 style. Overall the Balance of the PolyWeb is super nice and the string squeeks are gone which is good in the studio. Plus they last 3 times as long as other strings so dont worry about the higher cost because its like buying 3 sets for 1. Get a set and play them for a while and you'll be hooked. They are that great. Also I recomend the Poly over the Nano hands down so dont even waist your time, PolyWeb all the way.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

                    By Bo

                    from Hickory, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Every instrument has its on personality and a reliable set of stings like the ones I purchased make a musician more relaxed each time the instrument is picked up to play.

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                        4.0

                        I will buy these strings again

                        By Martin

                        from undisclosed

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I read about some other reviewers breaking the E and G strings. I have never had this problem. In fact I cannot remember the last time that I broke a string.
                          I perfer the Elixers over Martin's Lifespan. The Elixers give my D 28 Martin the sound that I want plus they last for a long time.

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