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Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053)   

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OVERVIEW

Balanced voice across all strings.

Strum confidently 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?

Engineered to endure, these acoustic strings constructed with phosphor bronze wrap wire boast a dynamic balance of rich, full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity. Compared to our original POLYWEB Coating, the ultra-thin NANOWEB coating allows a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel.

For a slicker, gentler feel, try a set of strings with their original POLYWEB Coating. The 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, for example, might be a good fit if you want a more robust and rounded tone. On the other end of the tone spectrum, Elixir's 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating deliver a brighter, crisper tone alongside the same traditional feel as these phosphor bronze strings.

Of course, the kind of string you play is all a matter of personal preference. Not sure what tone or feel is right for you? Try them out for yourself, and find your new favorite string from Elixir Strings. Jam on and on (and on) with the same premium electric bass guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available.

Specially developed based on in-depth feedback from more than a thousand bass players just like you, Elixir Strings' tailor-made selection of bass strings proudly includes nickel-plated and stainless steel construction options, four-, five- and six-string sets, long and extra-long scales, and virtually every gauge range you could possibly need. All with their innovative string coating technology. And 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.

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

Premium by design, these electric bass guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire boast a rich, rounded tone with incredible clarity and a heavy mid-range presence. Meanwhile, the ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating, redesigned specifically for bass guitars, allows a smooth, natural feel that also enhances grip and reduces finger squeak.

For a brighter bass tone, try our Stainless Steel Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating.

Of course, the kind of string you play is all a matter of personal preference. Not sure what tone is right for you? Try them out for yourself, and find your new favorite string from Elixir Strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 013, .017, .025, .032, .042, .053
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with phosphor bronze wrap wire 
  • Played for a dynamic balance of rich, full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity 
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a traditionally textured, "uncoated" feel 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)

Order a few packs to always keep your guitar sounding fresh.

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ElixirPhosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053)
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Long life (22)
  • Well built / quality (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good strings

I tried these strings out on my seagull s6 spruce and ended up liking them. I had light medium elixirs on before, and compared to the light mediums the hd lights are quite a...Read complete review

I tried these strings out on my seagull s6 spruce and ended up liking them. I had light medium elixirs on before, and compared to the light mediums the hd lights are quite a bit more balanced in terms of tone and feel (on your fretting hand). Nice for both fingerpicking/fingerstyle and strumming, prob not so much if you play blues or bend a lot. You do lose a little bit of volume, and it is clear that they were voiced for smaller bodied guitars rather than dreads or jumbos (as in if you like the bass of a dread or jumbo you might not like these).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I do not like the sound of these strings

I likethe brand, always have but these just sound weird to me. I put them on my Jumbo Alavarez and I just do not like the tone at all. Hard to explain, sound...Read complete review

I likethe brand, always have but these just sound weird to me. I put them on my Jumbo Alavarez and I just do not like the tone at all. Hard to explain, sound almost too twangy or something but just not pleasing to my ear at all. Will be replacing them very soon. I'm sure they're up to Elixer standards on quality which is always awesome but I won't buy the Phosphor Bronze ones ever again.

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2.0

I do not like the sound of these strings

By Rixster

from Augusta, GA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Weird Tone

Best Uses

    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

    I likethe brand, always have but these just sound weird to me. I put them on my Jumbo Alavarez and I just do not like the tone at all. Hard to explain, sound almost too twangy or something but just not pleasing to my ear at all. Will be replacing them very soon. I'm sure they're up to Elixer standards on quality which is always awesome but I won't buy the Phosphor Bronze ones ever again.

     
    2.0

    Not impressed so far

    By aAl

    from Woodland Maine

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

    This the first time I've used this brand of strings and paid this much for a set. By my ear the guitar sounds out of tune even though my electronic tuner tells me otherwise. I'll give them another week or two but after that it's back to the D'Addario or Martin strings.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The only strings I use on my Breedlove acoustic electric

    By Larry

    from Punta Gorda Florida

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy on the fingers
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

      Teaching, Jamming

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent strings of course.

      By Lytning Bill

      from Lake Villa, Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

        Gigging in bars and charity events as an acoustic rock duo.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Use nothing else for your Taylor mini GS

        By Ace Rimmer

        from St. Louis, MO

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        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

            The factory strings on my Taylor mini GS got crummy from use so I tried some 80/20 Bronze Ernie Ball acoustic strings and they made the guitar sound like a cheap cardboard toy. I found out that Taylor specifically uses and recommends Elixir strings for this guitar. As soon as the new set was on the Taylor sounded like a choir of angels again!

             
            5.0

            Changed the sound of my guitar.

            By Ronaldo

            from Norwalk, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

                Elixir strings were recommended to me by my friend and Elixir artist Mike Eldred. These strings have totally changed the way my guitar (old Fender) sounds. It's got a much nicer low end, the high end is bright but not "twangy" and I can play louder without fret buzz. Another plus is I've had these strings on for about two months and the sound has hardly changed.

                 
                5.0

                Great sounding strings

                By Gibson ES339

                from Cheyenne, WY

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All uses
                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

                  I use these strings on my Taylor 214ce and 614ce. They have a nice bell like tone with good sustain.

                   
                  5.0

                  Elixir Strings for Taylor Guitars

                  By weekend warrior

                  from Rochester, Michigan

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

                    Excellent tone and durability and long life, what more do you need!

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy these again

                    By J D

                    from Arkansas

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                    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

                    I put these strings on about 4 months ago and they still sound good.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great strings for my acustic guitar

                    By pawel

                    from undisclosed

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                    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, HD Light (.013-.053):

                    great service, fast delivery.

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