Sponsored by Elixir® Strings, Proud Supporter of “Acoustic Uprising”

In this guitar lesson, guitarist Marc Seal demonstrates how to arpeggiate more efficiently and accurately using a technique known as “pick leading.” This is a great fingerpicking exercise.

Elixir Strings always sound stellar and really last! Because of the coating, they always feel like a new set of strings to me. Honestly, I love them!”
Marc Seal
Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings
with NANOWEB® Coating, Medium Gauge (13-56)


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.

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.*

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*Elixir Strings Player Survey