Mandolin 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

Elixir® Mandolin 80/20 bronze-wound, loop-end Strings raise the bar with bell-like tone, smooth feel and extended tone life.

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  • 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
  • Reduced finger squeak – good for both performance and recording
  • With less hassle and expense of frequent string changes, spend more time making music

String Gauges and Part Numbers

Mandolin 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E-1 A-2 D-3 G-4
11500 Light .010 .014 .024 .034
11525 Medium .011 .015 .026 .040

String Tension for Tuning

String tension shown below is an approximation. All tensions are based upon a 13.9" mandolin scale length and standard tuning. 

Gauge E-1 A-2 D-3 G-4 Total Tension (lbs)
Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 19 .014 / 17 .024 / 19 .034 / 17 144
Medium Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.011 / 23 .015 / 19 .026 / 23 .040 / 25 182

Additional Information about Elixir Strings

  • Why use Elixir Strings?

    Players swear by Elixir Strings over any other string, insisting tone sounds new and strings feel fresh the longest.

  • 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.