Elixir® Strings, the pioneer of long-life string technology, featured their new family of acoustic guitars strings for players who prefer the unique and textured sound of phosphor bronze strings at Winter NAMM 2006. With the unveiling of its new Phosphor Bronze Elixir® Strings with NANOWEB® Coating, Elixir® Strings delivered to acoustic guitar players something they have long been waiting for; phosphor bronze strings that keep their tonal "sweet spot" over the entire life of the string.
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 extends 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 will be offered in Extra Light, Custom Light, Light, Light-Medium and Medium gauges. The MSRP is $14.99 and they are available through distributors or direct from Elixir® Strings.