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Elixir 16182 HD Light Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

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New from Elixir... Elixir HD Light Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Bolder, stronger high end
Fuller, warmer low end
Balanced voice across all strings

Gauges: 13 17 25 32 42 53

New Elixir HD Light Strings have a bolder high end and fuller low end with a balanced voice across all strings. This was achieved by blending the plain steel strings of a medium gauge set with the wound strings of a light gauge set, bridged by a custom .025 third string. The increased tension of the treble strings improves their articulation. The interaction of the tension profile with the soundboard also adds to the harmonic content of the bass strings. The HD Light strings deliver the extended tone life that players have come to expect from all Elixir Strings.

"They are rather lovely strings! - using a 000x1 Martin and comparing to my usual 12's the HD's are significantly 'fuller'. Across all strings there is more 'punch' and 'warmth'. With 12's when dropping to the dark depths of Bb the strings are so slack the sound is very thin and there is a significant loss of sustain and tone, the HD's give a bit more continuity across all tunings..." - Chris Woods,


Elixir 16182 HD Light Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
4.5 Stars based on 9 Review(s)
Mississauga, ON
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A killer gauge set from the gold standard for coated strings
August 15, 2016
Elixir always make great strings, and these don't disappoint. Their tone is as described; the highs are nice and full, and the lows are clear and tight.
Excellent tone with strong highs and clear lows long lasting, good price

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Tone
April 2, 2016
great with any guitar

Joelton, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great for Taylor
February 25, 2016
I bought these because they were specially gauged for Taylor's Unique sound. I waited until my guitar needed a setup to have them installed. The guitar's tone, sustain, and resonance is phenomenal. These strings really improved my sound. The 13's took a little to get used to, but I love them.
Great tone, sustain, and resonance.
A little expensive, but worth it.

Turin, Italy
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great, balanced tone -- a lot of strenght needed!
February 1, 2016
Taylor guitars developed this strings along with Elixir -- basically most of Taylor acoustics come with this set, so i bought some sets for my 312. They deliver a warm, balanced sound, full of mid range and low frequencies, but still brilliant and crisp, with the legendary Elixir resistance to dirt and sweat. The disadvantage is that 13-53 is not properly a *light* gauge: after playing for 2-3 hours , my left hand's muscles and tendons were very tired. Probably these strings are perfect for a professional musician but amateur guitar player will find them a bit hard. I would suggest them specially for recording purposes.
warm, balanced tone. Resistant to dirt and oxydation. Excellent for strumming and fingerstyle tunes. Ideal for recording.
heavy gauge; require a strong left hand. Your guitar may require a new setup, too (if you use 11-52 gauge)

Sewell, NJ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Tone!
June 11, 2015
I use these on my Taylor 414ce. They sound great and stay in tune a long time.
Sound awesome Stay in tune
The .013 is a little tough in my fingers.

Policoro, Matera
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect strings
May 29, 2015
I've tested these strings on 2 different guitars: jumbo and grand concert model. I found them perfectly suitable for my small body guitar because they brought to it a really strong highs and mediums. On the other side instead, I found them a bit too outstretched on my jumbo guitar.

Hilton Head Island, SC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Got Better
July 28, 2014
I've been an Elixer player for years, Phosphor Bronze since they came out, mainly light gauge during our tourist season when I'm playing lots of shows. We're in a salt air / hot / humid climate where sweaty playing situations are the order of the day. The elements take their toll on all things electrical ... and metal, especially the life & staying power of guitar strings. I've found this new gauge of string to last longer and sound better than the lighter gauges, but understand how some players might find them too stiff (more Medium gauge) for their styles. I'm a solo artist who plays rhythm and lead on my acoustic. The D and G string take a huge beating and will generally begin to fray and lose their voice within 2-3 shows but not so with this set ... I'm getting another 30%-40% out of them which is good news. Thanks Elixer!!
Staying power in tough conditions, voice and ring, durability.

Pacific Palisades, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

I like 'em a lot
April 3, 2014
Very good for many tunings as the medium uppers give needed tension. Very good for smaller bodied acoustics as well - I use them on a Taylor 812-C.
Lasts a long time. Stay in tune. Works well in many tunings. Low finger noise. Sounds good on smaller bodied acoustics.

South Carolina
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good, but higher tension
March 31, 2014
I was really excited to put these strings on my Martin 000-18GE. However, I found that the tension was too high for my taste on this guitar. They rate at 174lbs tension instead of the 163lbs of tension the regular Elixir PB light. It was enough of a difference that I felt like tone was being inhibited as the top could not vibrate as freely. I'm mostly doing medium strumming and finger style on this guitar, so I'll be going back to the light gauge. I really did like the 'fullness' of the increased gauge on the G, B and E string, but the tradeoff in tension wasn't worth it. These strings definitely do add something extra to the upper registers....its a different voice that seemed more sparkly and bright. I couldn't decide if it was better or worse...just different. To my ears, the guitar sounded great tuned down 1/2 step with these strings, but since I only have one acoustic, I don't want to leave it tuned down 1/2 step all the time.
Great Elixir tone as always Good full upper register
too much tension on the guitar

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