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Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053) 

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Elixir Nanoweb wound acoustic guitar strings are sheathed in a thin polymer coating that retains a natural feel while protecting the windings from th...Click To Read More About This Product

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Last 3 to 5 times longer than uncoated strings.

Elixir Nanoweb wound acoustic guitar strings are sheathed in a thin polymer coating that retains a natural feel while protecting the windings from the gunk that shortens their life and ruins tone. The coating gives them a smoother feel and reduces finger squeaks. 12-53.

FEATURES
  • Gauges .012-.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) 

Great sound. They feel good. And they last a long time. Order your Elixirs today.

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ElixirPhosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053)
 
4.4

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (39)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Long life (32)
  • Well built / quality (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Concerts (24)
  • Back-up (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Professional musician (11), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Phospher vs. 80/20

I usually use the Elixir 80/20's and accidently bought Phospher because I didn't look closly enough. Good research though, If you are wondering what the difference is here goes. I personly...Read complete review

I usually use the Elixir 80/20's and accidently bought Phospher because I didn't look closly enough. Good research though, If you are wondering what the difference is here goes. I personly don't care for the tone or feel the Phospher, not saying they are bad strings, just not the sound I like. The big difference is that 80/20s have that V curve eq to them, very full low end and top end, and less mids. Phospher have a lot of upper and mid frequencies, not as much bass, and they do play a litte stiffer. I think phospher would sound better on a Martin or a guitar that is focused on those frequencies, they don't work very well with my Taylor, being that the sound of Taylors are more V curve eq.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Impressed

I decided to spend the extra bucks to check these strings out. I was very dissapointed in they way they felt and the way they sounded. The feel ws like teflon and the tone...Read complete review

I decided to spend the extra bucks to check these strings out. I was very dissapointed in they way they felt and the way they sounded. The feel ws like teflon and the tone was dull. I have used Phospher Bronze strings in the past and liked their bright tone. These strings might serve a jazz player well as they tend to be a bit more on the smooth tone rather than bright side. I want as much bright tone as I can get and play near the bridge for the most part. I have not had these strings on the guitar very long so I have not checked out their durability. They are suppossed to last 5 times a slong but they cost 3 times as much. For my money I would rather change strings more often than endure this lacking tone.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Phospher vs. 80/20

By Jesse Dagel

from Sibley IA

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Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

I usually use the Elixir 80/20's and accidently bought Phospher because I didn't look closly enough. Good research though, If you are wondering what the difference is here goes. I personly don't care for the tone or feel the Phospher, not saying they are bad strings, just not the sound I like. The big difference is that 80/20s have that V curve eq to them, very full low end and top end, and less mids. Phospher have a lot of upper and mid frequencies, not as much bass, and they do play a litte stiffer. I think phospher would sound better on a Martin or a guitar that is focused on those frequencies, they don't work very well with my Taylor, being that the sound of Taylors are more V curve eq.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not Impressed

By BF Chance

from Catalina island

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Nice box

Cons

  • Dull Tone

Best Uses

  • Acoustic Jazz

Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

I decided to spend the extra bucks to check these strings out. I was very dissapointed in they way they felt and the way they sounded. The feel ws like teflon and the tone was dull. I have used Phospher Bronze strings in the past and liked their bright tone. These strings might serve a jazz player well as they tend to be a bit more on the smooth tone rather than bright side. I want as much bright tone as I can get and play near the bridge for the most part. I have not had these strings on the guitar very long so I have not checked out their durability. They are suppossed to last 5 times a slong but they cost 3 times as much. For my money I would rather change strings more often than endure this lacking tone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Justinbeau56

from Trenton, NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

    Awesome Sound! The exact sound I was looking for for my guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best there is...

    By Tony Koopman

    from Canada

    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

    I'm sticking with these forever.
    6 strings in a box, what else do you want?
    I have tried many strings and have settled on these. I went from Martins, to Daddarios, to Polyweb coated 80/20, and these are by far the best. They are very flexible and feel amazing. They are very comfortable. I just changed my old Daddario's which really made my finger tips hurt when i played finger style. The Elixirs instantly felt better and then pain was gone...These strings are magical.
    They last a very long time. And to be honest, I don't think the coating takes away from tone at all, infact, it sounds better than the uncoated strings I have tried

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I use these strings exclusively. None better!

    By Jeau Jeau

    from London KY

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts

      Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

      My Taylor guitar stays in tune longer and sounds better. I have played guitar for 45 years. I am afraid to use any other string thinking I wont like them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sound great and last.

      By Thenewb91

      from GA

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

        Longest lasting strings I've played, and sound great!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My favorite acoustic strings

        By James

        from Texas

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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, Light (.012-.053):

          The tone of these strings remains true through month's of use. Another big plus is the plain strings do not rust and that is very cool.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Always nice and smooth

          By kingfishrgm

          from Sandpoint, ID

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Not For Every Guitar
          • Overpriced

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

          I use Elixir srings on some guitars and not on others. They don't sound the best on all gutiars. They are always very smooth. I think they are overpriced.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound great. A savings in the end.

          By Turp

          from Virginia

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

            I like that that these offer very good tone and are consistent for a long time. I can get about 3 months use playing gigs and frequent practice. Other strings last 3-6 weeks but the tone varies greatly during the life of the strings.

            Because they are consistent and last a long time, I buy fewer strings and change less often. So the costs end up the same as cheaper strings but I save time and wear and tear on instruments over time.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Use these, You will always come back

            By Capt. Kirk

            from Lexington, KY

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Playability
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.012-.053):

                As a 50+ year musician it's not about long life, it's about balanced tone and playability. These strings have it. I have used about every sting out there. There are a lot of good ones, but none seem to compare. Many times I have tried something based on a recommendation, string it up, play a session or gig and take them off. I use these on my Taylor, 45 year old Guild, and a Yairi. Yesterday I told my brother(also a pro and Elixir user) to please slap me if I put anything else on my guitars. If you use these stings you will never have to think about your strings and can concentrate on your music. BTW I used to put on new strings before every gig. Not anymore.

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