Elixir Strings Nanoweb 80/20 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (Light)


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Elixir Strings Nanoweb 80/20 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 12900+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Elixir's Nanoweb coating is an ultra-thin chemical coat designed to protect the entire length of the string to keep unwanted gunk out of the string winding gaps. This innovative coating reduces the rate of corrosion, essentially extending the string's life.

Interestingly, the coat is also designed to make the strings feel smoother and also reduces finger squeak, which helps greatly especially when recording.

Paired with 80/20 bronze gives you have a crisp sounding tone that'll stay crisp for a long time.


  • Gauge: Light (.012 to .053)
  • Material: 80/20 Bronze
  • Coated: Yes

Elixir's claim of making strings last long is not a bluff, and this is reflected in many reviews where users are pleased with how fresh the strings continue to sound even after weeks of use. Many are also pleased with how loud and full sounding this set can be, especially when considering that it's a light gauge set.

There are a few who feel that these strings sound thin, and this will sometimes be the case for those who are used to medium gauges. The price tag on coated strings is also a hindrance for some, but those who bought them say the extra cost is offset by the strings longevity.

If you want a long lasting 80/20 bronze light gauge string set, then this is a good option.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Strings.

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