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Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings 

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OVERVIEW

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

Jam on and on (and on) with the same premium acoustic guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set.

Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes?

Crafted to last, these acoustic strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire boast a warm, robust tone that sounds "played-in" right out of the pack while still retaining a remarkably clear mid-range presence. The POLYWEB Coating brings a soft, slick, and fast feel to the playing experience.

For a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel, try Elixir's ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating. The 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, for example, might be a good fit, especially if you’re also looking for a crisper, brighter, and more vibrant tone. For strings that strike a dynamic balance between full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity, our Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings deliver exactly that alongside our NANOWEB Coating’s more traditional feel.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 13-17-26-35-45-56
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
  • Played for a warm and robust tone that sounds "played-in" but still retains a remarkably clear mid-range presence
  • Original POLYWEB coating provides a soft, smooth feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
  • Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • America’s #1 acoustic guitar string brand – MI SalesTrak (US $ Vol)

Get more mileage from your strings! Order a set of Elixir's today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • Gauges: 13-17-26-35-45-56
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
    Played for a warm and robust tone that sounds "played-in" but still retains a remarkably clear mid-range presence
    Original POLYWEB coating provides a soft, smooth feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
    Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
    America’s #1 acoustic guitar string brand – MI SalesTrak (US $ Vol)
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ElixirMedium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), 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 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Bubba

from Ft.Worth, TX

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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.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't believe the hype

    By Neil Old

    from NY (upstate)

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    Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Don't buy these overpriced, overhyped strings. I've played both the "nanos and polywebs" on several of my acoustics so I feel I've given them a very fair chance.The tone in my opinion is very weak, no chime, no balls, no harmonics, just lousy. The worst part about these is they BREAK constantly for no reason at all, no matter what guitar they're on!Luckily, this did not happen in front of an audience!. Also how can the tone last a long time if it was never there in the first place?! By the way the guitars I've tried them on are Gibson J-45 (1985 model), a Martin D-16 and a Yamaha FG730 (which is a very underrated guitar, by the way)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My full apologies to elixir!

    By Aerohead

    from Ontario, Canada

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    Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I recently wrote a review on elixir strings that was inaccurate and unfair to the elixir manufacturer. My review was titled "Long lasting, I think not!" in which I stated that I was constantly breaking strings of various guages. It turns out that the grover machine heads on my Guild JF-30 were in need of replacement and it was not the strings at all. I have since been playing on the same set of elixir's since changing my machine heads 4 months ago and they still sound fresh and new! I truly believed at the time it was the strings but I was mistaken and would like to make things right and apologize to all musicians that my review steered wrong as well as the manufacturer who possibly lost business to my flawed review. My previous review should have been titled "Long Lasting, Definitely!"

    (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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By jmw133

        from Austin, TX

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great strings, I like prefer the Polyweb over the Nanoweb.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect on Martin HD-28V

            By Ranger Stan

            from Wichita, KS

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've used Elixirs ever since they were invented and run them on my Martin HD-28V and Taylor GS-8. On both instruments I get exactly the sound I like. Before Elixirs, I had a job playing outside at an amusement park 4 hours a day (8 hour day, hour on, hour off) and I was changing strings every 2-3 days. After Elixirs came along, I was changing every 3 weeks to a month, plus, I was getting a better sound. Another reviewer mentioned breaking a lot of them. I also had that problem, always breaking Gs and Ds at the saddle. I took my guitar to a good luthier and he filed off the saddle ever so slightly and the problem was solved. I prefer the polyweb over the nanoweb for the feel and lack of squeaks. As a bonus, after you've played them awhile, you learn to tell by looking (the coating coming off a certain way) when they'll be going bad. I know when I'm about to need a string change instead of showing up at a gig and pulling out a guitar (or mandolin) with dead strings. Some folks say they don't like the sound, but that's just personal preference. I prefer the sound of Elixirs and I've tried pretty much every brand out there in the past 45 years. I always come back to my Elixirs.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Acoustic strings around

              By Music Man.

              from WV

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              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've had these strings on my Fender for about a year believe it or not. I play many hours a day and these are just about done for... My old Washburn Kc-40v had a set of these on it for about 6 years. Of course its just sitting around and is rarely played ever.. They are great strings I personally love them. Great Product. I plan on putting these on my new Fender acoustic electric which will be used in many gigs.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              VERY DISAPPOINTED.

              By Mercedes Escobar

              from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I bought a Taylor Grand Auditorium 414CE. It originally came with Elixir light gauge strings and I decided to buy a pack of medium gauge just to try them when the originals got old and compare the sound. I hadn't had the guitar even a month (and it was new out of the box) and the strings on the guitar started to peel and one snapped, so I decided to replace all the strings with medium gauge Elixirs. The SAME thing happened within 2 weeks of having replaced the strings.
              Even if they didn't peel (I use a pick a lot), the sound is very dull on the bass.
              The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th strings start to peel within days. Terrible.
              Way overpriced.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I forgot to mention...

              By tracy101

              from Oregon

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              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Both the high e strings broke when I tried to tune it up. So how can the tone last when the strings don't? For the price, these strings aren't that worth it; so don't believe the hype.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              They're alright.

              By tracy101

              from Oregon

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              Comments about Elixir Medium Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I bought two sets of Elixir Medium Polyweb strings for my epiphone ft-120 and fender cd140sce. Before that, I had martins on them. These strings have been on for two weeks now, and they're okay. I preferred the sound of the martin strings better cause the polywebs gave my acoustics a "weird" tone. It's not bad, it's just... weird? But these are great strings if you don't like to change your strings often. Although, your fingers will still squeak when sliding up and down the fretboard. Overall, the polywebs are okay. But if you want a pure acoustic sound, I'd go for the martins. (:

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