Duo Hudson Taylor Demonstrates Jam-led Songwriting for Two Guitars

Sponsored by Elixir Strings

Dublin folk duo Hudson Taylor explain their jam-led approach to songwriting and reveal how they build complementary parts on two acoustic guitars. Plus, the boys remember how the long-lasting tone of Elixir® Strings helped back in their busking days.

Elixir Strings are so responsive – you can really dig in and play hard, or do very subtle fingerpicking and they always sound great. They hold their tone for ages and have never let us down.”


– Harry Hudson-Taylor

Harry Hudson Taylor plays Elixir Strings
Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating,
Medium gauge .013 – .056

Alfie Hudson Taylor plays Elixir Strings
Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating,
Medium Gauge .013 – .056


What makes Elixir Strings a favorite among artists like Harry and Alfie?  It’s their great tone, smooth feel, no string squeak and extended tone life. And for the brothers, their responsive action enables them to play with dynamics.

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. The 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating provides a warm tone and slick, fast feel. The Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is full-bodied with sparkling high-end clarity and a feel more like a traditional string. The 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating is bright and vibrant with a feel more like a traditional string.


* Elixir Strings player survey


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