Elixir Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings are the first major innovation in strings in over forty years, and deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no ma... Read More
Elixir Polyweb Acoustic Guitar Strings are the first major innovation in strings in over forty years, and deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play.
Elixir Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. This leaves the all-important winding-to-winding-to-core space free from the fear of the enemies of tone!
Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to 5 times longer than ordinary strings.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Not as good as I expected...
I used these strings for about a year or so, and restrung my Epiphone PR-150N/A once after hearing that coated strings lasted so much longer than standard strings. They sounded just as...Read complete review
I used these strings for about a year or so, and restrung my Epiphone PR-150N/A once after hearing that coated strings lasted so much longer than standard strings. They sounded just as bright and responsive as the D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Custom Lights I had previously used, but after a few months the coating flaked off and the strings discolored significantly. Overall I would have to recommend Cleartones for acoustic coated strings.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not Very Durable
Have used two sets with my Taylor and both experienced premature breakage. Nice sound, but I won't play out with these anymore. Have also used D'Addario EJ15 and Martin Marquis phosphor bronze without...Read complete review
Have used two sets with my Taylor and both experienced premature breakage. Nice sound, but I won't play out with these anymore. Have also used D'Addario EJ15 and Martin Marquis phosphor bronze without any problems.
Reviewed by 12 customers
I started using Elixirs a while ago and really like them. They last a long time and sound great. It's true the coating will come off after frequent use, but they still last significantly longer than other strings without losing tone quality.
The coating on the strings helps playability but when playing with a slide the coating interrupts the connection the strings have with the slide. The slide sounds very clangy and is very unforgiving. If you play with a slide get uncoated strings. The strings aren't bad beyond that.
These strings sound great. You can't get a brighter tone. But they break like no other. My G has broken four times in two weeks. I haven't been playing too hard, there is a defect in the string. Even regular tuning makes it snap. And they don't sell singles so i have to buy a whole new pack. Buyer Beware.
These string are pretty good, I guess. Once you break them in at least. I had to get another pack because my g string broke the day I bought them. They last long, yes, but I think I'll stay with other brands of strings.
Good,quality strings. I've only had them for about a month now but i've heard they last a lot longer than other strings. Great sound.
I started using these strings when I got my D-15. They sound amazing and last longer then any other string i've ever seen. The tone and the quality of these strings are insane and in this case you definitely get what you pay for. I have tried the martin marquise strings which I will never use again. I thought they sounded pretty bad and didnt hear or see anything special about them. My guitar teacher back home uses them on his cheaper guitars. Also he recommended the d'addarios since I have heard that they are comparable to elixers. I was very dissatisfied with them and took them off of my guitar a few hours after I put them on. I feel that the ease of playability with the elixers makes it easier to play and more fun to play the guitar. They also sound more appealing to me. I think its a no brainer and this is coming from someone who has tried them all.
They have great sound and I love the coating. They last a long time and stay cleaner then regular stings because of the coating. I've never had a problem with these strings breaking and I play hard. I would definitely recommend these strings and I use them on all my guitars.
I have been using these strings on my acoustic guitars ever since I first (skeptically) tried a (seemingly over-priced) set. It's been over 10 years. They're all I use. I buy them for friends who've never used them before as gifts. They always comment on how good they sound. Nuff said.
I used all forms of Elixir strings since they first hit the market. A friend and fellow guitarist gave me a set of Polyweb lights and I was so impressed by the tonal quality and smooth playability that I put them on all of my guitars. Currently the oldest set I have is 2.5 years and sounds just as bright, plays with the same ease and are so clean that they almost look new from the package. I've never heard of them "flaking" or discoloring. That sounds more like an environmental issue than a problem with the strings. Any string will corrode in too humid of an environment or if treated with any kind of polish or string lube. Believe me, I've had only immense satisfaction since I started playing with Elixir strings.
I tried these strings after reading so much about them. The bass (E) string broke when I put them on, and the overall sound was very soft, not bright like I'd expected. Overall, a tremendous disappointment. Save yourself the money and the trouble-I'll stick with Martin Marquis at half the price.
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