Many people found the Elixir acoustic guitar strings are the best-made strings they have ever played on. If you decided to try something new after burning through strings on your guitar, the Elixir guitar strings are one of best choices. Most acoustic guitar strings fall out of tune easily, sound tinny and artificial when you first put them on, and then just after they start feeling comfortable and sounding warm, they begin to rust, or the coating starts to fray around the soundhole. You won’t have these problems with the Elixir strings.
If you decided to give Elixir strings a try, you will find these guitar strings sound wonderful from the get-go, so they’re especially great to have if you break a string halfway through a set, and they retain their vibrant sound for ages. We do think they sound best after a couple days of breaking them in, though, like most strings.
Elixir uses a nanoweb coating on some of their acoustic strings, a super thin coating which makes them feel and sound like uncoated strings. They also tend to last longer than polyweb coated strings. In our opinion, nanowebs feel better on the fingers and make playing far smoother and easier. Elixir makes their nanoweb strings without sacrificing tone, and that’s something that is hard to find.
The tone of these Nanoweb strings is crisp and rich and differs with the type of acoustic string. For instance, the nanowebs give a brighter sound, while the phosphor bronze strings have a deeper tone to them. We like to alter the strings based on the type of music we are playing—bluegrass vs. blues or jazz, for instance. We would want the brighter sound for bluegrass, and deeper for jazz. All of Elixir’s strings have that same wonderful playability and rich tone, though, so there’s a pack of strings to suit anyone!
One of our pet peeves is guitar strings that won’t hold a tune. Few things are as annoying as playing a gig, and gradually falling out of tune with the rest of the band. Luckily, these particular guitar strings hold their tune longer than most others we have played with. That, if for no other reason, makes Elixir strings worth buying.
Elixir has excellent customer service, too. If there’s ever a problem with a pack of strings or even a single string within a pack, if you let them know, they’ll send you a whole new pack! The company knows they have high-quality strings, so they have no qualms about making sure their customers are satisfied.
The Elixir strings are a little more expensive than some other brands, but the fact that they last more than twice as long, not to mention that they play and sound better, seals the deal for us. Elixir acoustic guitar strings are the way to go for anyone who wants to get the most out of their guitar.
|Wrap Wire||80/20 Bronze with Nanoweb coating
|Gauge||Medium: .013, .017, .026, .035, .045, .056