Acoustic Groove Tips from Tom Strahle and ELIXIR® Strings

Elixir® Strings

Elixir-Logo_note_coverTom Strahle moved to Los Angeles when he was 21 years old, specifically to become a session guitarist. Not knowing anyone in LA, it was very difficult to reach his goals. Well, he’s reached them! Tom is a first call LA session guitarist. His days are booked writing music and playing guitar for many top artists and television shows. If that’s not enough Tom has toured North America teaching clinics on electric and acoustic guitar. His YouTube channel ( features almost 200 lessons!


“I use Elixir Strings for many reasons.  Their longevity, less finger squeak when recording acoustic, easier on the fingers and they sound worked-in the minute they are on the instrument.”
-Tom Strahle
Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating, Light Gauge .012-.053
Electric Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB® Coating, Light Gauge .010-.046

What makes Elixir Strings a favorite among artists like Tom Strahle? It’s their great tone, no string squeak and extended tone life. And for Tom, the feel and clarity of the strings complement his playing style. The secret to all that is in the coating.

The coating not only keeps tone-killing gunk out of the gaps between the windings extending the tone life, but also provides a smooth feel and reduces finger squeak.

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