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Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

The longest lasting tone night after night!

Elixir® Strings Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating deliver distinctive phosphor bronze warmth and sparkle together with extended tone life.

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Description

  • #1 acoustic guitar string*
  • Only coated string brand to protect the entire string with an ultra-thin coating, keeping gunk out of the gaps between the windings
  • Extended Tone Life – players report their tone lasts longer than any other string, uncoated or coated
  • Consistent performance and tone – ready to play whenever you are
  • Smooth feel that is easy on your fingers and enhances playability
  • Reduces finger squeak – good for both performance and recording
  • Anti-Rust Plated Plain Steel Strings resist tone-deadening corrosion, ensuring a longer life for entire set
  • With less hassle and expense of frequent string changes, spend more time making music

*Source: MI SalesTrak® (US $ Vol)

String gauges and part numbers
String Tension for Tuning

String gauges and part numbers

Part No. Gauge E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6
16002 Extra Light .010 .014 .023 .030 .039 .047
16027 Custom Light .011 .015 .022 .032 .042 .052
16052 Light .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .053
16077 Light-Medium .012 .016 .024 .035 .045 .056
16102 Medium .013 .017 .026 .035 .045 .056
16182 HD Light .013 .017 .025 .032 .042 .053
16152 12-String Light .010 .014 .023 .030 .039 .047
    .010 .014 .009 .012 .018 .027

String Tension for Tuning

String tension shown below is an approximation. Guitar string tension is based upon a 25.5" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Gauge E-1
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
B-2
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
G-3
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
D-4
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
A-5
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
E-6
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
Total Tension
Extra Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .014 / 18 .023 / 28 .030 / 27 .039 / 25 .047 / 21 135
Custom Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.011 / 20 .015 / 20 .022 / 25 .032 / 30 .042 / 30 .052 / 25 150
Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.012 / 23 .016 / 23 .024 / 30 .032 / 30 .042 / 30 .053 / 26 162
Light-Medium Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.012 / 23 .016 / 23 .024 / 30 .035 / 37 .045 / 34 .056 / 29 176
Medium Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.013 / 27 .017 / 26 .026 / 35 .035 / 37 .045 / 34 .056 / 29 188
HD Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.013 / 27 .017 / 26 .025 / 34 .032 / 31 .042 / 30 .053 / 26 174
12-String Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .014 / 18 .023 / 27 .030 / 26 .039 / 24 .047 / 20  
12-String Light Continued .010 / 16 .014 / 18 .009 / 19 .012 / 19 .018 / 23 .027 / 26 251

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PHOSPHOR BRONZE OR 80/20 BRONZE?

Get different tone and feel options with different coatings. All coatings offer the same long-lasting tone life.

WHY ELIXIR STRINGS TONE LASTS SO LONG

Our coating protests the entire string, including the gaps between the windings, eliminating tone-killing debris buildup.

PUT AN END TO DEAD-SOUNDING STRINGS

Elixir Strings sounds like new strings for a long, long time.

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Artists Who Use Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

Shun, Newton Faulkner and Eric Bibb

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