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Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056)

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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. 13-56.

FEATURES
  • 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)
  • Light/Medium gauge: .012 .016 .024 .035 .045 .056

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, Medium (.013-.056)
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Long life (19)
  • Well built / quality (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Elixir's are the best

Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze Nanowebs on the acoustics. String are so easy on the finger that I can use mediums on my Strat! Started on Ernie Ball Slinkies 35 years ago. ...Read complete review

Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze Nanowebs on the acoustics. String are so easy on the finger that I can use mediums on my Strat! Started on Ernie Ball Slinkies 35 years ago. Can't remember how many years ago I switched but must have tried every thing on the market before I found Elixir's. 20 to 30 years ago?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fragile Strings!

I broke the D string within 2 weeks of putting these on. I haven't broke an acoustic string in 5 years. Terrible for the price. They do sound good, if you can get...Read complete review

I broke the D string within 2 weeks of putting these on. I haven't broke an acoustic string in 5 years. Terrible for the price. They do sound good, if you can get them to last.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Charles

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

    I've been using Elixir Nanoweb Medium Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings since they started selling them. I know of no guitar strings that sound and perform better. I play a Taylor 810 and these strings make full use of this guitars tone. I've tried all others with less than stellar results. Do you want the best sound? Use Elixir Nanoweb guitar strings and you won't be lacking.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mediums for the RK Parlor!

    By Parlor Strummenpik

    from USA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

      I have switched to Elixer Phospher/Bronze Nanowebs for all of my acoustic guitars because they outlast regular strings 3 to 1, and I absolutely dig the tone they produce.
      String selection is very subjective, however their endurance isn't and Elixers just keep on going.
      Some folks think coated strings produce a dull sound... but anyone that has actually uses them knows that isn't the case with Elixers.
      I have tried PBs, Martins, Di'Addarios and the Elixers sound better and last more than 3 times as long!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Definitely use these with Taylor GS Mini

      By legrandune

      from Morrisville, NC

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      Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

      These elixer mediums came standard on my new Taylor GS Mini. They sounded great, and were incredibly LOUD on the small size GS. After several months of great sound, the coating started to wear, so I switched to some new Martin SP lights I had. Big mistake, the sound was nowhere near as full and loud, so I ordered some more elixers. The shorter scale on the GS Mini makes it a better match for medium strings, so use these on any short scale guitar for great sound and volume.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet!!

      By Kenny

      from Columbus, GA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Sound
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Perfect For My Taylor
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

        These strings sound super. I've only had them on my Taylor 416ce for a short time, but I knew right away that they are great. I think most Taylors come stock with 80/20's, but I wanted to give the phosphor bronze a shot. Glad I did. I'm a finger style player and these work great for me.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Strings I've Played

        By Taylor Man

        from Richmond, VA

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        Pros

        • Clear And Bright
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • For Anything
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

        For me, these are the best strings out there. I use the light and medium gauges and love them both.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Folk Tone

        By Precision70

        from Cary, NC

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        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

        Fat Sound, my local dealer stack up these exclusively over the 80/20 because they sound so good. They are luthiers I trusted for many years for advise.

        If you want get add some boldness to your acoustic guitar, try one of these.
        They are probably the best sounding acoustic guitar strings from Elixir.

        I tried these briefly on my Taylor DN3. It came equiped with Elixir Nanoweb 80/20. When it was time to stock some replacements, my local dealer had only the Elixir Nanoweb Phosphore Bronze and argued that they sounded better on Taylor guitar because they have warmer tone.

        It turned out they have a great tone and are very lound and very well projecting, but unfortunately, the tension is much higher then the Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 of the same gauge, and it made my studio guitar sound like a folk guitar.

        Sincde I did not want to mess with the near prefect factory setup of the DN3, and I prefered the Studio tone of the 80/20 over the Folk tone of the Phosphore Bronze, I decided to go back to the 80/20. But that doesn't mean they are not good strings. They are in fact better sounding in many ways then the 80/20, but I the 80/20 just suites my taste better with this specific Taylor DN3.
        The Phosphore Bronze strings have huge and clear mids, and a lot of high mid harmonics. Yes they have much more tension then the 80/20, and would probably require neck adjustement when switching from 80/20 to these, but the bold and forward folk/blues tone pays back for that small sacrifice.

        They have much more harmonics then the 80/20, and the high E string is not too bright. The first thing I noticed with these strings was the fact that the High E string was not lean, but rather fat and well defined.
        .
        However, compared with the 80/20, the lows are a bit overwelmed by the bold mids. Which is not bad at all, it's just that my DN3 has a clean and well defined low end with the 80/20, which is not as noticeable with the Phosphore Bronze.

        My next guitar will probably be more for Folk and will have these strings.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Elixir's are the best

        By Hammerhank

        from Ellenton, FL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

          Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze Nanowebs on the acoustics. String are so easy on the finger that I can use mediums on my Strat! Started on Ernie Ball Slinkies 35 years ago. Can't remember how many years ago I switched but must have tried every thing on the market before I found Elixir's. 20 to 30 years ago?

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Strings

          By Rich the old guy

          from Rochester,NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong
          • The best strings I have ever used

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home use and jamming

            Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

            The are worth the price but Musician's Friend has the lowest price I have found. I do not play professionally any more. However, these strings are for anybody looking for long lasting, consistent tone that are an awesome value.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Strings

            By Thomas

            from Salem, Oregon

            About Me Novice

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                I have always used D'Addario's in the past. Elixirs have very good tone when picked finger style or with a pick. They are amazingly able to stay in tune even when first put on. I don't like the brightness when strummed. That is a matter of taste, but even on a dreadnought with a cedar top and mahogany sides and back they are a bit chimy. I might grow accustomed to it over time, but I prefer a warmer sound so will go back to D'Addario's next time.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings - Great Service

                By AdamsMorganTom

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording

                  Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                  Elixir strings work great on a Taylor 612ce. I like the medium gauge as I tune the guitar down a whole step. Also Musicians Friend shipped UPS-MI which means UPS hands off the final delivery to the post office. This works great in the city since only the Post Office has keys to the condo building for delivery.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Elixirs are my go-to strings

                  By Bob

                  from Iowa

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performance

                    Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                    Swithed from Elixir 80/20 to phosphor bronze for a bit warmer tone on my acoustic dreadnought. Love em.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Carlo

                    from Westfield, MA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                      These strings really ring and last a long time.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Pleased once again!

                      By LadiDa371

                      from southern Indiana

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Quality Product
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                        Once again, very pleasd with quality Elixir brand guitar strings for action, tone and overall long standing quality before changing strings.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        i love elixir products!

                        By AJ

                        from Western NC

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                        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, Medium (.013-.056):

                          I have used Elixir strings for several years now. They have always proven to be great quality strings. I have them on my banjo & guitar.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Strings!

                          By Nathan-1nsrh

                          from Nashville, TN

                          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                          These strings are fantastic. They sound a bit hollow at first, but after a week, they settle in and get some bite in the low end and a more crisp, snappy tone in the midrange. Also, the nanoweb coating makes these strings easy to slide on, and, not to mention, last for months. I play a lot of songs in open tunings and these strings do great when tuned below standard tuning. The only reason I gave them a 4.5 and not a 5 is their durability. I would not recommend these strings to someone who frequently changes tunings because the strings get fatigued and break relatively easily. Regardless, I would recommend that when you put on the G string especially, you give it more winds than you usually would so that the final winds are on the the smooth bottom of the peg. Anyway, the bottom line is, if you tend to stick to a particular tuning, these are great strings.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          trade offs

                          By Steven-OyJb8

                          from Texas

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                          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                          I live in the South: hot and humid. These strings play and slide easy in jams outside down here. They are a tiny bit less present because of the coating but last long and less string noise. You can also try the 80/20 coated strings as they worked better on my Martin HD-28V than these. On my D-18 these strings ROCK!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          AWESOME

                          By jOn-PX7ZN

                          from martinsville, v.a

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                          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                          i just bought these strings yesterday and i love em.. they are amazing the brightness and tone of these strings is unmatchable. i have played different strings and was ready to give up on my taylor.. but i put these on and i love it. GREAT sound you will not be disappointed

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Strings

                          By Kathy Smith

                          from New Jersey

                          Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                          These strings are awesome and beautiful. When i first got my Fender CD60 Dreadnaught, I wasn't really happy with the sound. So i brought some cheap 5 dollar strings. They were all right but the sound quality deteriated quickly and didn't quite have the sound i wanted. I had lights on my guitar but they didn't produce the full sound i wanted to so i decided to buy medium Elixir strings. I was a little hesitant of the price and didn't want to waste my money but I'm sooooo happy i brought them.
                          At first i was disappointed because i didn't notice any sound difference between other strings I've had before. But once they settle in for a day or two they sounded beautfiul, loud and clear. They definitely made my 200 dollar guitar sound like some of these higher end ones. I am completely happy with my purchase and will definitely buy Elixirs again. And another thing. Going from lights to mediums were barely noticeable. There was a slight pain for a day but that quickly vanished. I think because of the coating it may have made the transition easier.

                           
                          5.0

                          THE BEST

                          By SHEA

                          from MA.

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                            WENT BY REVIEWS AND PERSONAL USE

                             
                            5.0

                            Yes

                            By Joe

                            from Connecticut

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Medium (.013-.056):

                              Used on a Taylor GS MINI. Wonderful sound!

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