Elixir Strings Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings .012-.053 Light

.012-.053 Nanoweb Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings, Phosphor Bronze
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Acoustic Light-gauge Strings Made for Long Life and Great Tone!

Elixir Acoustic Nanoweb strings don't just sound great; their micro-thin coating keeps them sounding great for a lot longer than average strings. If you want to keep your guitar tone consistently great day in and day out, put on a set of Elixir Acoustic Nanoweb strings. Their coating actually cuts down on unnecessary finger friction. You'll be amazed at how long they last! Less string changes means having to buy strings less often.

Elixir's Phosphor Bronze acoustic strings have a brighter, shinier tone than the 80/20 bronze variety. And since they're coated with Elixir's Nanoweb coating, they keep their bright tone longer than most conventional strings.

Elixir Nanoweb Light Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings Features at a Glance:
  • .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
  • Polyweb coating
  • Extra-long life
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Balanced tone
Elixir Acoustic Guitar Strings give you great sound and long-lasting performance!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Acoustic
Number of Sets 1
Coated Yes (Nanoweb Coating)
Gauges .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Phosphor Bronze
Winding Type Acoustic Wound
Manufacturer Part Number 16052

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Elixir 16052 Acoustic Strings

I started out using Martin Strings, then went to D'addario. I then tried Elixir. I was amazed ad how bright they were, but I was really surprised at how long they stay true. I used to change strings every for gig ... now I can go several without any degradation. They cost a little more, but are by far the superior string for acoustic guitars!


Long time D'addarrio fan, but I switched from D'addarrio EXP16's to these after trying a new Taylor 314ce. I play mostly finger-style on an Epiphone EF-500RCCE and appreciate how smooth and silky these feel on both hands - I think the full coating style has benefits when compared to the subtler coating of the EXP's - sliding and bending in particular both benefit and string noise is reduced (which makes the strings seem a little less bright). I also tried the 80/20 version, which I didn't like as much. The phosphor bronze are noticeably mellower than the 80/20's to me, again a boon for finger-style.They take an extra stretch or 2 to settle into tune compared to the EXP's, but it's worth it as they last a month easily under heaving playing conditions and I would imagine more like 2-3 on average. For me, non-coated strings are already showing wear in only a few days, and the EXP's a few weeks. I've heard complaints that Elixirs break more easily than other coated strings. I can't confirm these as I've only ever broken one in the process of taking the strings off the guitar. I regularly bend 1 1/2 steps on non-wound and a full step on wound strings. Never a snap.As for tone - it's obviously always going to be a matter of taste and a balance of player, instrument, style, and string. I think these are best with more relaxed (softer touch) and articulated styles - again, great for finger-style. Pure strummers - especially hard strummers - might find them on the weaker side for tone/volume, and perhaps bass response. Of course, a willingness to bump up a string gauge can help a lot here.As always, I'm thrilled to be a Sweetwater shopper - the multi-pack deals on strings are excellent.

My favorite strings

Sound great day after day. I hate changing strings. I refuse to change strings every time I want to play. These are the answer.
Music background: 50 years of singing in the rain
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