Alex de Grassi Demonstrates How to Get the Best Tone from Your Acoustic Guitar

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings

Fingerstyle master Alex de Grassi demonstrates how to get the best tone, and more volume, from your acoustic guitar using the “preloaded free stroke.” His lesson also includes a brief overview of other common right hand fingerpicking techniques, the free stroke and rest stroke.


“I get more volume, a balanced sound, and my strings last longer
when I use Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings.”

– Alex de Grassi
Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings
with NANOWEB® Coating, Light Gauge (12-53)

Whether you are a virtuoso like Alex or just getting started, nothing should get in the way of your tone.

Elixir Strings is still the only brand to coat the entire string, protecting not only the outer string surface, but also the gaps between the windings. As a result, Elixir Strings retain their tone longer than any other string, uncoated or coated.*

When it comes to finding your tone and feel, Elixir Strings offers three acoustic premium string options, all with the same signature long tone life. The 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating provides a warm tone and slick and fast feel. The Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is rich and full-bodied with sparkling high-end clarity and a smooth feel. The 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is bright and focused with the same smooth feel as the Phosphor Bronze strings.

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