The consensus among many musicians is that phosphor bronze strings offer the most sensitive, expressive tone that brings out the very best in guitars—virtually taking them to a higher level of play. However, that tone can be short-lived. Elixir® Strings has solved this classic conundrum by applying an ultra-thin layer of NANOWEB® Coating to protect the string’s windings hence preserving the coveted phosphor bronze tone.
“These new strings capture the rich, expressive tone of the finest phosphor bronze strings and extend that tone 3-5 times longer than ordinary strings”, says Craig Theorin, Product Manager, Elixir® Strings. “Phosphor bronze players, who are typically accustomed to a short-lived ‘sweet spot’ of tone, report to us that they experience this coveted tone consistently through the entire life of the strings.
During player field trials of New Phosphor Bronze Elixir® Strings with NANOWEB® Coating for Acoustic Guitars, the vast majority of guitar players reported that the Elixir® Strings kept their dynamic and rich tone quality throughout the duration of the trial. Frederick Aquino of Salt Lake City, UT, said he loved how long the “brightness and the tone” held on. Dylan Heeg of Roseville, MN, said Elixir® Strings are in a league of their own. “The longevity of Phosphor Bronze Elixir® Strings with NANOWEB® Coating is unbelievable,” Heeg exclaimed. “The strings still sounded brand-new even after six weeks,” he added.
Sets of New Phosphor Bronze Elixir® Strings with NANOWEB® Coating for Acoustic Guitars are offered in Extra Light, Custom Light, Light, Light-Medium and Medium gauges.