Elixir Strings Nanoweb 80/20 Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
- Gauge: Custom Light (.011 to .052)
- Material: 80/20 Bronze (Brass)
- Coated: Yes
Elixir was the first company to bring a coated string to the market, and in the years since they’ve maintained a reputation for producing excellent strings. A fun fact about the company is that they actually got their start producing push-pull cords for airplanes, and coated those to increase their longevity. Than one thing led to another and a musician on the team tried doing the same thing to his guitar strings.
Elixir strings have a really distinct tonal profile. Unlike other manufacturers, Elixirs 80/20 strings are arguably the most balanced strings in their line. Because of the coating used, Elixir strings are very warm sounding by default. Some feel that their phosphor bronze strings can make some guitars sound muddy, but this isn’t quite as dramatic when the coating is used on 80/20 strings.
This gauge in particular is great for fingerpickers or those of you looking for a lighter gauge, but if you’re more of a strummer this set may be a bit too light.
To find out which sets of strings we recommend, see our guide to The Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar Strings.