Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Extra Light (.010-.047) Musical Instruments

(10 customer reviews)


About this item Acoustic guitar strings constructed with phosphor bronze wrap wire Played for a dynamic balance of rich, full-bodied tone and sparkling high-end clarity Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey) Extra Light gauge: .010 .014 .023 .030 .039 .047

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Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are string sets that have been specifically engineered to offer rich, warm tones, and performance at an affordable price. Phosphor Bronze strings are made of a copper wire core with a phosphor bronze wrap.

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Elixir - Great Tone. Long Life.

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Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb


product familyMore from Elixir Strings

Delivering the same long-lasting, amazing tone players worldwide count on for their acoustic guitars, Elixir Strings also offers a varied array of premium string options for other styles and instruments!

  • Electric Guitar Strings
  • Bass Guitar Strings

Elixir Acoustic Strings

Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

  • Engineered to stand up against corrosion and provide the longest-lasting tone compared to any other guitar string.
  • Entire string, including gaps between the windings, is protected against dirt, sweat and humidity without sacrificing tone.
  • Acoustic strings available in two featherweight coatings — NANOWEB Coating and POLYWEB Coating.
  • Experience rich and full tones, enhanced playability and reduced finger squeak.
  • Field tested by thousands worldwide to ensure desired tone and feel while retaining Elixir Strings signature tone life.

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great tone

corrosion resistence

greater tuning stability

reliable performance


Elixir Strings has the longest lasting tone compared to any string, coated or uncoated. Sounds great gig after gig. Session after session.


With featherweight coatings and anti-rust plating, our strings are protected against tone-dampening debris and stand up to sweaty hands and humidity.


Players report Elixir Strings stay in tune for longer, eliminating endless tunings that keep your guitars from consistently sounding their best.


Elixir Strings can withstand wildly fluctuating temperatures, and even the worst of humidity. Our strings deliver consistent performance no matter the environment.

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artist quote

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Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified 80/20 Bronze Phosphor Bronze 80/20 Bronze Tone Warm, Robust and ‘Played-in’ Rich & Full Bright & Focused Feel Slick & Fast Smooth Smooth Wrap Wire 80/20 Bronze Phosphor Bronze 80/20 Bronze Coating Original POLYWEB Ultra-thin NANOWEB Ultra-thin NANOWEB Plain Steel Strings Anti-Rust Plated Anti-Rust Plated Anti-Rust Plated Tone Life Longest-lasting Longest-lasting Longest-lasting

Additional information

Item Weight

1.6 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.1 x 4.7 x 0.6 inches

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4.8 out of 5 stars

23,020 ratings
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#19 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #2 in Acoustic Guitar Strings

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

June 29, 2005

Color Name

Extra Light, 16002

String Gauge

Extra Light

String Material

Coated Phosphor Bronze

Number of Strings



Ex. Light (.010-.047)

10 reviews for Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Extra Light (.010-.047) Musical Instruments

  1. Hugo Montes

    Everything was perfect, sounds is great, great strings, arrived earlier than expected.

  2. Emma G

    been using these for years and every time i’ve used other strings i just miss these

  3. William M.

    I really like these strings. My Furch acoustic came with these and I really like their clarity and longevity. The only drawback is that the coating tends to peel a bit at the strumming hand, but that’s at the same time I know I’m due to change them anyway, for me it’s not a deal breaker.

  4. Victor Cortes

    I use them on 7 of my Electric guitars,love them

  5. Anthony Borruso

    I like the brilliant tone of these strings. I can see why Taylor uses these as standard on their guitars – a perfect match!

  6. T-Bone

    I have been using Elixir strings on my acoustic guitar for a while now and I absolutely love them! The Phosphor Bronze strings with the NANOWEB coating have a really mellow sound and they last a lot longer than other strings I have used in the past. I would definitely recommend these strings to anyone looking for a great-sounding and long-lasting string set for their acoustic guitar!

  7. Amazon Customer

    These strings are truly incredible – I put them on my Martin OM-28 and, for the first time, hear every note ring out in a chord along with overtones. They immediately make my guitar sound clear and warm – and quite frankly, like an even better instrument.We’ll see how they hold up and stay in tune, but based on the reviews, I’m inclined to believe these are worth the hype and the extra $. Very impressive.

  8. Bryan J. Kautzman

    I had a buddy tell me that I had to try these. He said that they easily last twice as long as normal strings, and they sound better the longer you play them.Turns out, he was right. The reason why is because the coating used to protect the strings does dull the sound a little bit. and you don’t truly get a true feel for what they can sound like until they’re really broken in. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Just don’t change your strings right before a show. They do last twice as long, though, and even out-of-the-package, they sound better than most other strings I’ve tried.I typically used Martin strings before mostly because I felt that if Martin makes such awesome guitars, they must make Martin strings to go with them. The strings I usually purchased where the Martin Authentic Lifespan 2.0.I personally own two Taylors and a Takamine acoustic, and most folks know that Taylors come stock with Elixir strings. Personally, I think that’s because it helps Taylor sell guitars.When I was playing the Martin next to the Taylor at the music store, I preferred the sound of the Taylor. It was strong in the mids, subdued but still bright in the highs, and they had a wonderfully subdued bass sound that you could feel more than you could hear. The Martin seemed more well rounded, but the Taylor stood out because it rang out much longer.I think it was the strings, and I didn’t realize this until knowingly changing from my normal Martin strings to the Elixers on my guitars at home. Three guitars all produced superior results for different reasons. On my old Takamine workhorse, the Elixir strings produced a lot more sustain from a fairly weak sounding guitar. I was used to having to plug it in if I wanted people to be able to hear the guitar over my singing, and that became no longer necessary. On my Taylor Mini, the Elixirs greatly reduced the clinky sound strumming made, which was overwhelming with the Martin strings. This was the most noticeable difference. The Mini sounded really bad with the Martin strings by comparison.On my baby, though, that punch from the bass that you can feel more than you can hear has returned.It doesn’t sound like it produces a very loud sound, but that sound carries a long way. I love singing with it. It’s the only guitar of the three where I can actually hear the strings ring out loud enough to harmonize my voice with them, and I am truly in love with that feeling.I wasn’t able to attain that nearly to the same degree with the Martin strings.The other thing that I want to point out is that these seem to be easier to tune, and they stay in tune. usually, when I first string a guitar, I like to strum around a little bit and then retune. I’ve been finding that with these strings, I don’t have to. Plus, it’s actually kind of strange if I pick it up and it’s out of tune. I truly believe the strings have something to do with that.

  9. Marco Perez-Moreno

    So I got these strings back in May just so I can have a pair of string in case I broke any and recently I wanted to change them since my guitar came with D’Addario strings. After putting the elixir strings and tuning the strings I was ready to play some corridos tumbados (trap corridos) and omg the difference between them was instantly noticeable! The strings sound so much brighter and clearer! Definitely getting another pair of these soon!! I highly recommend getting these strings if you plan to change your strings, trust me, you won’t regret it!

  10. Bryce

    I’ve tried Elixir strings before, but the 80/20 bronze version. They sounded great and I was impressed, but my guitar (Garrison G40) still just sounded “thin” is the only way I can think to describe it. I was starting to think that maybe that’s just the way it sounds, until I started looking into the differences between 80/20 and PB strings. I decided to give these a try now that I know more about the difference, and WOW. They gave me the richer, warmer and “deeper” sound I was chasing. I might buy these in bulk because I’m sure I’ll be sticking with these for that guitar from now on.

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