Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings Review
I have to admit since I bought my last acoustic (Taylor DN3) I enjoy playing acoustic way more than electric. Different world. No electronics, cables, sound processors, just real wood instrument and whatever you can come out of it. The only thing that annoyed me were very fast wearing strings which would loose their sound literately after few hours of playing until I found Elixir Strings. Elixir’s patent (NANOWEB technology) is based on a concept that all the strings are covered with a very thin layer of plastic material which basically preserves them from your natural body oil access and corrosion. The downside is that these strings are much harder too play, especially bending (require more strength), however that can turn out great, especially if you keep doing the same exercises you do on your electric. After hours of pain you’ll surprise yourself.
Elixir Phosphor Bronze my day-to-day acoustic strings summary
Anyways, just wanted to share a tip how to keep good quality sound for months without straining the budget. So far haven’t found better day-to-day playing solution and hey they sound really good! For studio recording I would still go for un-coated strings. Here’s Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light-Medium strings (.12-.56) in action: