I overheard someone telling someone else at the guitar store yesterday that they come stock with Elixer strings. Today I looked at an Alvarez and they appeared to have coated strings (the wound strings looked almost white). However, don't Taylor's come with Elixers? Why do the Taylor strings look different than the Alvarez strings? The strings on the Taylor looked more like normal strings, and the strings on the Alvarez guitars looked white-ish.