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40 of 45 found the following review helpful:
No need for a thousand dollar guitar Sep 21, 2005
By O. BLGN
I have a 25 year old Yamaha FG-200D(Domestic model, made in Japan) acoustic guitar. When I bought it, it was around 200 - 250 USD. I always liked the way it sounded. It was always loud, bass rich, but a little dull in high tones. Recently I purchased a set of Elixir Nanoweb Light strings. Afterwards, it sounded so great that I won't change it for a thousand dollar worth Martin. I realized that the difference was not in high strings, it was the coated low ones which now sounds crystal clear and still rich. I strongly recommend to any acoustic player.
20 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Oh yes May 17, 2007
By William R. Hoyes
two things that will make this simple for everyone. First off I will never go back to anything else for acoustic and second the polyweb are great but I HIGHLY recommend the nano. The tone is beautiful, soft and they last forever. If you want a higher sound with more treble go for the polyweb.
18 of 20 found the following review helpful:
love Elixir nanoweb Nov 11, 2006
I have been using Elixir Nanoweb strings for almost two years, and won't buy anything else. What they say about long string life is absolutely true. With other strings, I needed to change them after any gig or jam session that went more than a couple hours. If I didn't, the strings sounded really, really dead. I used to change strings at least weekly, and sometimes more often.
When I play Elixir strings, they sound great when I put them on, and they still sound pretty good when I change them 3-4 months later.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
The ONLY Strings I Use Jun 08, 2011
I have been using these strings for 7 years now, since I began playing. At first, I was really apprehensive about them. I thought they were pretty expensive compared to other strings you can get for about $5. After all, they were only strings of metal, could there be much of a difference?
Elixir has so much more to offer than any other string. The tone and resonance are amazing, and on top of that these strings will not rust out easily. I originally used the polyweb coating, which was nice on my fingers - but the nanoweb is a definite improvement, since it is a thinner coating and slick for faster finger movements.
Regular strings always rust out pretty quickly for me. The tone doesn't last as long, within a few months the pitch turns into a "thunk", and I'm always, always, always re-tuning my guitar because they stretch so much.
I've had the same set of Elixirs on my second guitar for over a year now. There is absolutely no rusting and the tone is still there even though it is not as crisp.
I like the lights, because I don't play guitar as much as I used to, and the callouses on my fingers are not as thick.
And also, there have been times where I've had to perform short-notice and have actually changed my strings the day of. Usually strings take a day or two to stretch out, but with Elixirs I can literally string the guitar and go through a set without any fine-tuning.
Rather than changing your strings about every couple weeks, you can go months on end with an acceptable sound from the Elixirs.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Worth the price Jun 12, 2009
By Nicholas E. Lindsay
I've tried all kinds of strings for my acoustic (a Seagull). Unfortunately for my wallet, these Elixirs are the ones I keep coming back to. I've given up trying other brands and I'm just gonna go with these from now on. When you find a good price, stock up because the quality can't be beat. And since they last longer (both physically and the tone of the sound), the value is actually pretty decent.
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