Warm Bright

Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

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

Buy now

Shipping is available within the U.S. only
Please wait...
  • #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

Don't need a complete set?

Buy single strings

*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
16102 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

Additional Information about Elixir Strings

  • Why use Elixir Strings?

    Elixir® Strings players report their tone lasts longer than any other string – uncoated or coated.

  • Differences between POLYWEB, NANOWEB and OPTIWEB Coatings

    Elixir® Strings are available in distinct protective coatings.  The coatings feature the same protection and extend tone life, but differ in tone and feel.

  • Extend Tone Life

    A string is "dead" when it no longer exhibits the intensity of frequencies it had when it was new. When you pluck a new string, you can hear the high-frequency harmonics that makes an instrument's tone vibrant.

Shun, Newton Faulkner and Eric Bibb

Artists Who Use Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

Check out our other artists