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


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Elixir Strings Nanoweb 80/20 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings


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

Gearank Recommendation

This string set appeared on our recommended list for Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings from February 2020 until February 2021 when it was out-ranked by more highly rated string sets.


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.

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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