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Elixir® Strings Outfits New Baritone Taylor Guitars with
Custom String Sets

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 14, 2009 — Elixir Strings, pioneer of long life strings, has designed custom acoustic sets for Taylor’s new 8-String and 6-String baritone guitars. The sets will be on display at Winter NAMM 2010 (Booth 5000, Hall B).

Born from a love of tone and a passion for innovation, the baritone guitars deliver a truly unique acoustic voice. Tuned from B to B, they offer players a stronger, deeper tonal range at a comfortable string tension. When it came time to select strings for its latest models, Taylor Guitars knew that Elixir Strings would be able to provide the excellent tone and long life that its players were looking for.

"What makes our new 8-string and 6-string baritones standout pieces are the chord voicings that are unavailable from traditional acoustic guitars,” says David Hosler, Taylor vice president. “Elixir Strings was a logical choice to outfit these guitars because, for the past ten years, the company has provided our guitars with long tone life strings. Elixir continues this tradition with its new 8-string and 6-string sets."

The acoustic baritone 8-string and 6-string sets feature acoustic 80/20 bronze wound strings with the company’s Ultra Thin NANOWEB® Coating and Anti-Rust plain steels. While the new Elixir Strings sets were developed at Taylor Guitars’ request, they are compatible with any acoustic baritone guitar.

"Like Taylor Guitars, Elixir Strings is always looking to develop new and innovative products for our players so we were thrilled when Taylor asked us to design custom sets of strings for these unique instruments,” says Craig Theorin, product manager, Elixir Strings. “Elixir Strings has a long relationship with Taylor Guitars and we are happy to be continuing that tradition by providing 8-string and 6-string sets for its latest baritone guitars with the long tone life that our acoustic strings are known for."

About Elixir® Strings
Elixir Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology and is available in two string "flavors". Strings with ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provide the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keep their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings. The thin coating is nearly undetectable, providing the feel of traditional strings. Elixir Strings with original POLYWEB® Coating also sound great three to five times longer than ordinary strings, have a balanced tone with smooth response, feel comfortably smooth and reduce finger squeak. Elixir Strings are available in a full range of gauges for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin.

Today, Elixir Strings are installed as original equipment by a growing list of discriminating electric guitar and bass manufacturers, including Ibanez, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Brian Moore Guitars, Carvin, Melancon Guitars as well as premium acoustic guitar luthiers such as Taylor Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Lakewood Guitars, CA Guitars, Carvin, and Goodall Guitars. Elixir Strings are endorsed by popular artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Train, Dave Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jim Messina, Christopher Cross, Bob Seger and Drowning Pool.

Elixir Strings are manufactured by W. L. Gore & Associates,Inc., the company widely known for such innovations as GORE-TEX® Fabrics.