Is Gunk Killing Your Strings and Tone?

Presented by Elixir® Strings

Is gunk killing your strings and tone? Do your strings feel dirty? Are you spending too much time and money changing strings? Check out how Elixir Strings unique coating technology can save your tone and playing experience.

“There’s gear stuff. There’s publishing stuff. There’s songwriting stuff. There’s this tornado of stuff going around and somewhere in that you have to be creative. The more stuff I can get a hold of … like strings … that I don’t have to worry about, the better.“ -Mike Eldred


What makes Elixir Strings a favorite among tone-conscious artists and guitar makers like Andy Powers, Mike Eldred, Phil Keaggy and Eric Church? While there’s a variety of personal reasons, for many it’s the great tone, smooth feel, and extended tone life. The secret to all this is in the protective coating.

With uncoated strings, dirt and debris build up between the gaps in the windings, contaminating strings and killing tone. But with Elixir Strings, the ultra-thin coating acts as a physical barrier between the string and its damaging environment.


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.*

Elixir Acoustic Strings are available in a variety of gauges in both Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze.


*Elixir Strings player survey

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