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Why use ELIXIR Strings


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Elixir's Nanoweb Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings are a revolution for acoustic players seeking incredible tone life without sacrificing the expressive, nuanced sound of uncoated strings. These strings are constructed with 80/20 bronze wrap wire and Elixir's ultra-thin Nanoweb coating, which protects the strings from the elements while allowing them to vibrate freely. The result is a crisp, robust tone that sounds "played-in" from the first strum yet retains a remarkably clear mid-range presence for over 1,000 hours of playing time.

Nanoweb Coating Provides Unparalleled Durability

Elixir's pioneering Nanoweb coating is a micro-thin layer of polymer that protects the entire string without dampening tone. Unlike other brands' coatings that only shield the outer string surface, Nanoweb coating seeps between the windings where gunk typically builds up, keeping your 12-string tone sounding fresh for an incredible duration. Anti-Rust Plating on the plain strings also prevents premature tone degradation, allowing this set to outlast all other 12-string acoustic guitar strings.

80/20 Bronze Produces a Warm, Nuanced Tone

Elixir's 80/20 bronze wrap wire is made of 80 percent copper and 20 percent zinc, yielding a smoother, mellower tone than phosphor bronze. 80/20 bronze strings tend to assume a warmer, glowing tone with an expressive mid-range, ideal for singer-songwriters and solo performers who want their instrument to shine through. When paired with Elixir's ultra-light Nanoweb coating, these strings provide the sought-after tone of uncoated strings with none of the downsides like rapid oxidation, gunk buildup or string squeak.

Extra Light 12-String Set is Perfect for Delicate Playing

Elixir's Nanoweb Light 12-String Set features gages of .010/.010, .014/.014, .023/.009, .030/.012, .039/.018 and .047/.027. This extra light set produces a balanced tension that is ideal for delicate fingerpicking and strumming, allowing the unique, jangly 12-string tone to ring through with clarity and nuance. The strings are also spaced slightly farther apart than traditional 12-string sets, making this set exceptionally comfortable and playable.

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

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  • 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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