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Elixir Strings 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.011-.052)


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 our 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 our 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Strings, which also feature a more robust and rounded tone. For more of a balance between bold and bright, our 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. Elixir Strings: Great tone. Long life.

Product Features

  • 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
  • Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Custom Light gauge: .011 .015 .022 .032 .042 .052

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alex says:

Love the sound! I absolutely love the sound of these strings. Been playing for about a year fingerstyle acoustic and these sound the best by far. They offer a bright almost whiny tone, very loud and vibrant, easy to hammer on/pull off. Subtle movements on the fret board can be heard that many other strings can’t replicate. Up until now my favorite have been D’Addario coated philosopher bronze which are amazing also, but the sound with the elixer is unmatched. My only criticism is one of the strings coating…

djordan218 says:

Strings for the Full-Time, Part-Time, or At-Home Musician. First, I just want to say that I am a full-time acoustic musician in Oklahoma. I play about 150 gigs a year and change my strings every 3 or 4 gigs. I play on a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Studio Acoustic and my gigs range from 3-5 hours. So… I change my strings about 50 times a year. It may seem expensive to you now, but… If you play as much as I do, you would want to stop breaking strings halfway through your second set.I play on medium strings and I don’t buy anything other than…

Lance Stowe says:

Pretty sure these are fake Elixir strings. I am pretty sure these are not real Elixir Strings. I have been playing for 10 years with exclusively with Elixir strings. When I put these on they were dead and I could not get the A string to register for my tuner (something I have never seen before). I took my guitar to the local Guitar Center and asked if they thought they were Elixir strings. They compared them to the Polyweb and the Nanoweb strings and they didn’t match. They also played them and agreed that they felt like…

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