Phosphor Bronze or 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Strings? The Difference in Sound and Playability

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings:

One of the most frequently asked questions of acoustic guitar players is what is the difference between Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze acoustic strings?

In this acoustic guitar video, award-winning guitarist and Elixir® Strings endorsing artist Michael Watts plays both in a series of musical examples to find out what effect string composition has on the sound and playability of your guitar.

Michael is playing Elixir Strings Phosphor Bronze and 80/20 Bronze both with NANOWEB® Coating (12-53) on the same instrument. The examples he plays include singer songwriter fingerstyle playing, strumming with a 1mm pick and fingerstyle in DADGAD tuning. Listen on headphones to get the best of these detailed recordings.

“I am very lucky to play instruments made by the world’s finest guitar builders and I insist on Elixir Strings every time.” Michael Watts

Check out the Elixir Strings YouTube Channel for more videos from Michael Watts and other acclaimed artists.

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. Learn more about Elixir Acoustic Strings.

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