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.

Note: The new OPTIWEB Coating is available on our electric strings only. Listen and compare POLYWEB, NANOWEB & OPTIWEB Electric strings.

Tone & Feel Conmparison


  • Why use Elixir Strings?

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

  • 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.

  • How to Choose Guitar Strings: The Basics

    Buying the right strings is the fastest and most economical way to boost your setup.