Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056)

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Combat the gunk factor!

Jam on and on (and on) with the same premium 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?

Crafted to last, these acoustic strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire boast a warm, robust tone that sounds "played-in" right out of the pack while still retaining a remarkably clear mid-range presence. The POLYWEB Coating brings a soft, slick, and fast feel to the playing experience.

For a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel, try Elixir's ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating. The 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, for example, might be a good fit, especially if you’re also looking for a crisper, brighter, and more vibrant tone. For strings that strike a dynamic balance between full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity, our Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings deliver exactly that alongside our NANOWEB Coating’s more traditional feel.

Features

  • Gauges 12-16-24-35-45-56
  • Acoustic guitar strings constructed with 80/20 (80% copper, 20% zinc) bronze wrap wire
  • Played for a warm and robust tone that sounds “played-in” but still retains a remarkably clear mid-range presence
  • Original POLYWEB coating provides a soft, smooth feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
  • Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
 
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Elixir80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056)
 
4.6

(based on 42 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice tone but a little too slick

I play guitar constantly in my spare time (between 5 - 15/wk). My preferred style is 12-Bar Blues; with a little funk therefore I put a lot of wear and tear...Read complete review

I play guitar constantly in my spare time (between 5 - 15/wk). My preferred style is 12-Bar Blues; with a little funk therefore I put a lot of wear and tear on strings, which will usually last 1 to 2 months (I play a Fender Acoustic). I just bought these strings purely out of curiosity as I usually go for the Martin Lights BUT I do find them a little too slick for my uses as I like the added benefit of having the ridge to grip on to for bends and pulls. However they do sound really clear and crisp. I have been told that if you like the feel of a normal string without all the finger noise you should opt for the Elixir Nanos (I will try these the next time) as they tend to have a bit more of a grip to them. Keep playing!

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Not quite worth the money.

I'm not a fan of the Elixirs, as they tend to be very hit-or-miss. One package will be fine, and then the next will fray and snap in no time. It really makes...Read complete review

I'm not a fan of the Elixirs, as they tend to be very hit-or-miss. One package will be fine, and then the next will fray and snap in no time. It really makes no sense that a set of strings as costly as these would have problems like this, and it's clear that Elixir has serious quality control issues. There are many varieties of strings that are cheaper, more reliable, and frankly, have better tone. The Elixirs are way too bright, a little bit jangly. All in all, not what I look for in a set of strings. They are fine enough strings, just not worth the money in my opinion.

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5.0

Elixir Light Medium strings

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from Vashion Island, WA

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

These are terrific strings, they get a lot of use from me and last longer than any others I have tried. I like the light to medium set up to get stronger bass and nice bright highs. By being able to buy them in one set I don't have to buy separate strings or two different sets and mix and match.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

They're alright

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from Wisconsin

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I know for sure on acoustic if you are a mellow player, these strings are great to have. Elixir strings hide the sound of slide notes. They don't twang, and I've bought a couple packs since the past few months, the sound stays decent, and no strings have broke. So for all those acoustic players this is great to have.

 
3.0

The are great strings.. But not reliable

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from Okalhoma

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I mean I think everyone knows they sound good... But they tend to break before even buying them... And if they cost what they do they should be more dependable...

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

skeptical

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from White Lake, MI

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

When I first changed to these strings, I was like, man what a difference this makes. They sounded and felt better. I liked them very much, But since then, I have been breaking the g strings way to easy, the last string that broke, happened while my guitar was just sitting in the guitar stand. It popped for no reason at all, nobody was even near it. Very disappointed that a set of strings that cost as much as these do, would have a problem like that. I was using the lights, I have not tried the mediums yet, and I doubt I will.

(29 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding guitar strings (Elixir)

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from Canada, Nfld.

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I like the elixir guitar strings because theyretain their sound a lot longer than other brandnames I have used.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent set of strings...

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from Massachusetts

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I use the Elixir NANOWEB strings on my Yamaha acoustic and have never had a problem. Elixir has a poly web and a nanoweb type. The nano's are a bit more flexible when tuning and stretching as you first put them on. Also, the angle at the saddle is key to any set up. Like I said before, I have a Yamaha, specifically, the DW5S model and had to have it professionally setup when I got it; one of the things that got done was the saddle and when it was all done the guitar played awesome and the action was spectacular. These strings have never broke or snapped and held their tone and tuning for a very long time. sorry to hear if you have had problems with these but check the saddle angle and try the NANOWEB's. I rate the strings a 4 because they are pricey up front but in the long run, with a good set-up, they will be cheaper.

(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy these, you couldn't do any better

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from Summerville, SC

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

Ok, bottom line, these are THE best strings your axe will ever have on them, they feel great, they sound like angels on a harp, last a long time, and will be your signature strings from the time you strum the first chord with them.

(48 of 77 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound!

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from Bay Area, CA

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I've used these string before and I have experienced the strings breaking on me as I have read in other people's reviews. Something that I've tried is simply using softer pics. Since then, I have never broke a string since, and if it needs to be louder, you can just tell the sound guy to turn you up! 'Cause these strings sound rich and full, I haven't used anything else in a long while.

(53 of 80 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound and feel, bad breaks

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from Santa Barbara

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I love the feel and sound quality of these strings, unfortunately I have experienced some breaks (mostly D & G) on my 714 ce Taylor. It seems I'm not alone.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I recommend Elixir strings 100%

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from San Francisco Bay Area, California USA

Comments about Elixir 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056):

I've been using Elixir strings on my acoustic electric guitars since 2000. When they first came out they were quite expensive but now they are priced affordably. I like the fact that these strings slide easier under my fingers because of their coating. Also, because I tend to perspire quite a lot when I perform, other strings start to break down and lose their tone in less than a month. Elixirs keep their tone and last much longer than any other strings I've ever used. I highly recommend Elixir strings with a musical passion.

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