Elixir Acoustic Strings and Electric Strings
Give your guitar the perfect tonic for great sound! A favorite of modern musical luminaries such as John Paul Jones, Dave Mason, Melissa Etheridge and Chris Thile, Elixir guitar strings are known for a special coating that extend their life expectancy. These fluoropolymer coatings prevent the buildup of skin oil, sweat and debris that would otherwise cause the strings to corrode and dampen the natural tone of your instrument. The result is a bright, long-lasting tone that means fewer string changes and more time playing.
Guitar Strings by Elixir
Since 1997, Elixir has been making strings that sound and feel just right. These high-performance guitar strings are available for every strummer, picker and plucker. Elixir acoustic guitar strings include 80/20 bronze, phosphor bronze and plain steel strings in gauges from extra-light to heavy. Shop for a variety of Elixir electric guitar strings and Elixir bass strings that are nickel-plated or plain steel. We have specialty Elixir strings for 12-string guitars and baritone guitars as well as mandolin and banjo strings.
We offer Elixir strings with three types of coatings: original POLYWEB®, NANOWEB® and OPTIWEB®. Not sure which guitar strings are right for you? The pros at Strings and Beyond can help.
NANOWEB or POLYWEB Elixir Guitar Strings?
The first thing that should be noted about these string coatings is the tone. Elixir NANOWEB is a thinner coating that creates a bright sound. the thicker, smoother POLYWEB coating delivers a warmer sound. OPTIWEB strings have the thinnest coating, creating a crisp tone that’s great for lead guitar. (Note the OPTIWEB coating option is only available for Elixir electric strings.)
Next is the string’s feel. The NANOWEB coating is so thin, the strings feel and sound just like uncoated strings, making them slick and fast to play. You'll still benefit from the protective coating but with such brightness in tone that you'll forget it's there. POLYWEB coated strings sound like strings that have been "broken in" with a more balanced tone. They're smooth to the touch, minimizing finger squeaks. OPTIWEB electric guitar strings have the natural feel of an uncoated string and more grip to play with precision.
Any of these coatings will give the strings a longer tonal life than untreated strings. Elixir POLYWEB strings last the longest followed by NANOWEB and then OPTIWEB.
Why Buy Elixir at Strings and Beyond?
Strings and Beyond offers Elixir strings in a variety of gauges and lengths as well as single Elixir strings. Buy bulk quantities and save even more — we offer eight-packs of many Elixir guitar strings, meaning years of great tone. With any qualifying order of $35 or more, your Elixir strings will ship free within the U.S. Keep an eye out for discount codes and exclusive manufacturer promotions that save you even more dough.
Whether you're looking for Elixir POLYWEB bass strings for yourself, guitar picks for your students or a musical instrument as a gift, Strings and Beyond is your source for great service, high-quality products and fast shipping.