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Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047)

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Combat finger grunge!

Prolong your tone with the same 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?

Premium by design, these acoustic strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire boast a crisp, bright tone with an expressive, vibrant presence. Compared to Elixir's original POLYWEB Coating, the ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating allows a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel. 

For a slicker, gentler feel, try the original POLYWEB Coating on their 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Strings, which also feature a more robust and rounded tone. For more of a balance between bold and bright, Elixir's Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating deliver full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity alongside the same traditional feel as these 80/20 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. For a more in-depth look at what makes our strings so special, scroll to the branded info further down the page.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 10-10-14-14-23-09-30-12-39-18-47-27
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
  • Played for a crisp, bright tone with an expressive, vibrant presence
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a more 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 Sales
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Elixir80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047)
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (36)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Long life (18)
  • Well built / quality (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings, keep me coming back for new sets

Reading through some of these reviews are really quite entertaining. I've never had breakage problems with Elixir strings. I usually end up changing the strings once every couple years (you read that right...Read complete review

Reading through some of these reviews are really quite entertaining. I've never had breakage problems with Elixir strings. I usually end up changing the strings once every couple years (you read that right - the current set on my 12 string have lasted almost 2 years), and not because the strings break too easily... After a while they stop holding tune, and that's usually a good indicator as to when it's time to change them. The coating on the strings is really nice, and keep you from completely destroying your fingers on a new set of strings for an acoustic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strings break too easily

I've always used Martin strings in the past and decided to try the Elixir since I heard how their sound held up over time. When I received them, I put them on and broke...Read complete review

I've always used Martin strings in the past and decided to try the Elixir since I heard how their sound held up over time. When I received them, I put them on and broke the high G before I even got everything tuned up. They should last long enough to put them all on and play a chord or two. Since that time, I have broken two more strings. I rarely break strings on my electrics and probably never on acoustic, but those are 12 or 13s. They do sound good, but at twice the cost of Martins, I expect more. I won't be buying another set.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings, keep me coming back for new sets

By Chakosh

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

Reading through some of these reviews are really quite entertaining. I've never had breakage problems with Elixir strings. I usually end up changing the strings once every couple years (you read that right - the current set on my 12 string have lasted almost 2 years), and not because the strings break too easily... After a while they stop holding tune, and that's usually a good indicator as to when it's time to change them. The coating on the strings is really nice, and keep you from completely destroying your fingers on a new set of strings for an acoustic.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Studio Tone

By Precision70

from Cary, NC

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Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

Good value. Much better to pay more for strings that last and keep their tone rather then switching them all the time. Makes then environment friendly
Those are the original strings on my Taylor DN3 Guitar. They have a great slightly scooped studio tone and a solft feeling.

My local dealer did not have these and suggested me to try out the Phosphore Bronze of the same kind because he did not have the 80/20 in hand. I will review the Phosphore Bronze as well.
Tone is smooth, with well defined lows, slightly scooped mids and slightly sparkling highs, and they kept their full tone until the high E string became extrely week.

They don't project as much as the Phosphore Bronze, but they have a better studio tone. The Phosphore Bronse is more a folk sound.

Durability is quite good. I kept the original strings on my Taylor for 8 months before I notice the tone rapidly fading away. I bet for acoustic giutar strings that are strummed almost daily, this is REALLY good.

They are also quite smooth on the frets, thanks to their coating. I noticed some discoloration when my left hand works hardest, but this discoloration comes into play only when the instrument is put down for a few weeks. If the instrument is played more then twoce weekly, this does not occur. also it does not affect the sound at all.
I use to tell the guitar player of our band to get better acoustic strings because he was breaking strings on almost every gig.

These strings are durable and have concistent tones, just like my other favorites (DR strings) which I used on my Bass Guitars.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The absolute best product for my Taylor 12 String guitar

By singingguitargal

from Lansing, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

    I made the mistake of purchasing another brand of strings instead of my usual Elixir strings. That particular product did not sound good on my instrument. I have gone back to purchasing Elixir strings and am totally satisfied.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best I've used

    By Brian

    from Doncaster, God's County of Yorkshire, UK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistency
    • Feel
    • Longevity
    • Stay In tune

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

      Played 12 string since 1969. I've had cheap 12 string guitars all the way through to my current one which is a Martin D12-28.

      I've used so many different sets of strings I've forgotten over half of the manufacturers.

      Elixirs have been my strings of choice for the last 6 years and are utterly unsurpassed by anything else I've tried. They are superb. I string them with confidence using the method described in Martin's Dave Doll video. They tune up and maintain their tuning whether tuned to pitch or set a step or two down.

      They ARE expensive, especially in UK, but when you know you are getting this kind of consistency, longevity and quality, you can order with confidence.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      IMHO: The best brand on the market.

      By scruffyeagle

      from Eagle River, WI

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

        My ONLY negative comment, is that the ultra-light guage of 12-string set isn't available at MF. In my opinion, if you intend to play rhythm guitar on 12-string w/ bar chords, you NEED those ultra-light guage strings regardless of brand.

        I've played all kinds of guitars (mainly, rhythm) for ~30 yrs. I discovered Elixirs ~15 yrs. ago, & have been hooked on them ever since. If they make a set that fits an instrument I need to string, I'll make a dive avoiding any other brand. The tone is always excellent, and the durability top-notch. I haven't found a genre yet that doesn't benefit from the sound of Elixirs. I love the fact I don't need to clean the strings before putting the instrument away. Saves me a LOT of time & effort. I've never had an Elixir string break. (Except of course, the one time I was drunk, my B string was flat, & I kept cranking the E tuner trying to raise the B... Hee, hee, hee! The laugh was on me.)

        A final comment: I found that using Elixir electric guitar nanoweb strings was THE solution for making my banjitar sound excellent both acoustically & amplified, as well as resolving playability issues re. a "dead spot" on the fretboard.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I may buy these again

        By oldfolkplayer1956

        from Wales, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Liked Extra Light Better

        Best Uses

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

          Playing twelve strings means a wider neck and more "finger power". I had extra light strings on it last time and found them easier to play.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          As always, the best

          By Yoder-R.2uA

          from Big Rapids, MI

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          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

          Those who complain about Elixer's, don't know how to string them properly. Since the strings are coated they need to be broken in slowly, so wrap lots around the tuning peg, and slowly bring them up to tension. Pinch the strings and give them gentle little tugs to stretch them and they'll last forever.I'm on my sixth month with my last set of Elixer's and they're just beginning to show wear, but sound like new. My only beef is how slippery they are, which makes it easy to loose a string from a bend if you don't really dig into it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for 12-Stringers

          By Starving Artist 2006

          from Baltimore, MD

          Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

          I use these on an Adamas 12-string and play out professionally, so I really gave them a workout. After 6 months of playing these things are still going! I'm not a huge fan of 6-string Elixrs (though I might try them again soon) but I have to say that these sound great, slide nicely, and last last last. I have yet to break a string after all this time and I strum the hell out of my guitar. All in all just great strings and worth the money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The absolute best acoustic strings for me

          By RockIt Records & Recording

          from Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

            Although more expensive than most, the Elixir strings are worth the money. They last a long time without going flat or dull, they play very well, and they sound great. I buy the 12 string packs for two reasons... to string my 12-string guitars (as one would expect), and to split the set of strings in half and set up my six-string acoustics for normal and Nashville tuning. These strings work absolutely great when used for high stringing. I keep many, many packs on hand in the recording studio for those situations where a high-strung six string just calls out to be used. I love that sound!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Trackerlee

            from El Cajon, CA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

              Important to me that I don't have to change 12 strings too often.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              give yourself the advantage

              By Jace

              from san antonio, tx

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                makes my gear sound like the pros. nanoweb offers rich broad tones, whether for solo work or playing with groups. i get best results with celloid hard pick too. good for finger pick style, keeps in tune when new.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nanoweb Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar

                By Big Dave

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                  Truly awesome balance, shimmering tone... will bring any 12 string back to life!
                  Highest recommendation!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Elixir 12 string strings

                  By burly

                  from South Whitley, IN

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                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    These strings brought my 12 string to life! Sound is crisp and bouyant.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    good string for a reasonable price

                    By lunardragon9

                    from Neshanic Station, NJ

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                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    these strings sound great. they show wear just almost as fast as any other string. the difference is they sound good longer, even showing wear. elixir advertises that they last 3 to 5 times as long. I have found they last maybe twice as long.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Can't Go Back

                    By Roadrunner

                    from Chico, CA

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                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    Once you try these strings you can never go back to conventional strings...they sound great and really do last a long time....they are expensive but worth it......

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    keep breaking

                    By sammydog

                    from Albuquerque, NM

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                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    I enjoy the sound and longevity. I especially like that they stay in tune during a set. I do not like the the G string 023 keeps breaking at the bridge even after applying graphite. Elixer sent 4 replacement strings but changing this string every week is getting old. Problem is I have a Breedlove that does not use bridge pins, but these strings should still handle the tension

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    SFC

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    I love hearing people complaining about Elixir strings breaking. Then I go on my merry way never having broken even one. I personally know of no one who has had the problems you hear some whining about here, and yet I use the lightest gauge Elixirs I can? Do you think it might be playing abilities? (Just thinking out loud)?Anyway, I play Elixirs on all my guitars (except my Bass, because I haven?t gotten around to changing them yet), including all my acoustics and electrics. I have only changed them out as they got old (a long time as a matter of fact)? never from breakage!Elixirs have proven to me to be the best strings for playability, tone and longevity (therefore economically as well)? You won?t go wrong with these strings (no matter what the whiners say!)?

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Long lasting sound, short on reliability

                    By 12-Stringer

                    from NC

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    Love to play these strings for their long-lasting sound. Unfortunately when you try to extend the life of the strings both the G and the D strings are subject to breaking (and sometimes the b). Don't know the solution except for Elixir to reexamine their metallurgy.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Elixer Nanoweb strings

                    By Jimbo-_rBN6

                    from Barrie, Ontario Canada

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    Use Elixer strings on my Strat, Casino Elitist, old Tacoma 6 string acoustic-electric, and a Taylor GS8-12. I have played for 5 years, so my technique is probably not the greatest. Having said that, I have had absolutely no problem with these strings. Have changed them now several times on each instrument, with no string breakage or tuning issues. Love them.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best quality; though expensive...

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.047):

                    I really love these strings...I've put them on my 12er for the past 3 years...i tried another cheaper set, and they weren't nearly as good. These have a brilliant sound. I'll always stick with elixirs. A little expensive though, but I think it's worth it.

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