Not all guitar strings are created equal. Even after just a few hours of play, dirt, sweat, skin oils and other debris will build up between the string's windings, causing corrosion in the metal. The result is a noticeable "deadening" of the string's tonal quality, which can happen very quickly with uncoated strings.
Elixir Phosphor Bronze strings begin with anti-rust plated plain steel strings that are corrosion resistant. They provide a clean feel and bright, vibrant tone. Both the steel core and its phosphor bronze winding are then treated with Elixir's patented Nanoweb thin polymer coating that completely envelops the entire string. This results in a long-lasting, rich tone with more audible high-frequency harmonics. The ultra-thin Nanoweb gives you the natural feel of untreated strings without sacrificing that important protection. This revolutionary product is a great value, as it means a dynamic and lively sound with less frequent string changes and fewer string purchases.
Elixir Strings are only available for shipment to addresses in the United States, Canada, U.S. Territories & Possessions, and APO FPO destinations. Email Elixirto find out more about this policy.
Grammy Nominee Alex Di Grassi plays Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings.
I have tried to save a buck or two, but the sound results are not worth it. I love the sound on my Taylor 315ce and will stay with the Elixr Nano strings. I do get loud low end, and really bright mids and highs. Playability is very good.
By Pavel B on July 20, 2011
These are my favorite strings! I've tried all the brand of strings and to me Elixirs are the best! They have a VERY nice feel. They are nice and loud and it has a nice bright,clear tone.I recommend these strings to people who's hands sweat (causing corrosion). Life of the string is great! Bit pricey though but other that these strings are great. If you haven't tried them i suggest you do.
Nano PB lights.
By Wm. L. on February 4, 2010
These last long, have slinky feel but don't compare to others as far as snappy tone from low E and A strings. The slick feel can be nice but I like my low E and A strings to bark and growl - not these.
Phosphor Bronze nanowebs
By Dave Blackburn on January 21, 2010
I've tried all the available coated strings and the Elixit Nanowebs are the only ones that last as advertised and sound fantastic throughout their lifespan. I definitely prefer the phosphor bronze ones too.