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Coated vs. Non-Coated Strings

Coated vs. Non-Coated Strings

Many manufacturers now coat guitar strings in order to preserve tone and the life of the string. The coating helps the string resist tone deadening corrosion as a result from sweat and playing in a variety of conditions.

Most manufacturer's use a coating process which provides the feel of traditional strings, rather than a coating that smooths over the ribbed texture of the round wound non-coated string. Elixir however, supplies both with the Nanoweb Coating for traditional feel and Polyweb Coating for a smoother feel.

Either coating process looks to preserve the tone quality of the original non-coated string, sometimes extending the life of the string 3 to 4 times longer. Maintaining your strings by washing and drying your hands thoroughly before playing, then wiping your strings down with a soft dry cloth after playing will also help preserve them.

Below are some of our most popular Coated and Non-coated Guitar Strings!

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Elixir Anti-Rust Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb Coated Acoustic Guitar StringsElixir Anti-Rust 80/20 Polyweb Coated Acoustic Guitar StringsElixir Nanoweb 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar StringsElixir Coated Acoustic 3 Set Trial Pack with FREE Polishing Cloth and Elixir Picks!
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Elixir Anti-Rust Nanoweb Coated Electric Guitar StringsElixir Anti-Rust Polyweb Coated Electric Guitar StringsElixir Anti-Rust 12450 Nanoweb Coated Electric 12 String Guitar Strings LightElixir Anti-Rust 11150 Polyweb Coated 12 Twelve String Acoustic Guitar Strings Light .010/.010-.047/.027
Price: $19.95
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Elixir Anti-Rust Nanoweb Coated 12 Twelve String Acoustic Guitar StringsD'Addario EXP Coated Electric Guitar StringsD'Addario EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar StringsD'Addario EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Price: $24.95
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Price: $14.95
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Price: $22.99
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D'Addario EXP45 Coated Classical Guitar StringsD'Addario EXP38 Phosphor Bronze 12 Twelve String Acoustic Guitar Strings Light .010 - .047D'Addario EXP36 80/20 Bronze 12 String Acoustic Guitar Strings Light 10-47D'Addario EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - 10 Pack!
Price: $14.95
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Price: $229.90
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D'Addario EXP Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - 10 Pack!D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - Bulk 25 Pack - LightD'Addario EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Bulk 25 PackD'Addario EJ 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Price: $259.90
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D'Addario EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar StringsD'Addario 3 Pack EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar StringsFREE Peg Winder! D'Addario 3 Pack EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Light 12-53D'Addario 10 Pack EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Price: $13.99
Sale: $5.89
Price: $18.00
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Price: $22.99
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Price: $69.99
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D'Addario EJ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Bulk 25 Pack
Price: $149.99
Sale: $99.95
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