Why use Elixir Strings?

Extend Tone Life

When Elixir Strings burst onto the string scene in 1997, our patented coating technology was unique – and still is.

Other strings are sabotaged by debris and skin particles, which get trapped between the windings when you play, contaminating your strings and killing your tone.

With Elixir Strings, the coating acts as a physical barrier between the string and its damaging environment. Elixir Strings is the only brand to coat the entire string – protecting not only the outer string surface, but also the gaps between the windings.

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


Compare Elixir Strings to uncoated and other coated strings
The photos above are examples of what can happen to your strings after about 15 hours of play.

Elixir Strings - Our Technology Story

Take a close look at our string coating technology and find out why Elixir Strings extend your tone life like no other string.