NANOWEB Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Acoustic Guitar Strings
Set Designation: Elixir 16052
String Gauge Type: Light 12-53
String Diameters: .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .053 inches.
Easy playing and great sounding 12-53 Light NANOWEB coated strings give you full, rich acoustic guitar tone; but are easy to fret for forming chords. They are made with phosphor bronze alloy windings, and naturally have a warm tone. It's more than the coatings that make Elixir strings so good. The basic string design is optimized for even tone and fullness of sound, in conjunction with the coatings.
Coatings: The exclusive Elixir NANOWEB coating is completely invisible, but it locks out finger oils, grit, and contaminants that can collect in the spaces between the windings and rob the tone and the life of your strings. NANOWEB lets you enjoy your strings three to five times longer than ordinary strings, while retaining their natural tone and warmth. The bare strings are treated with Elixir's Anti-Rust coating to prevent contaminants from sticking to them, and from killing their tone prematurely. Ordinary, non-coated strings have a tendency to collect dirt, oils, and residues between the wraps of wound strings. They are not easily removed, in spite of our best efforts to wipe our strings down frequently, and they interfere with the free vibration of the strings, and leads to corrosion. This eventually results in loss of tone, and dull sounding strings. Elixir's coatings form a protective barrier over the outside of the wound strings, preventing the invasion of contaminants between the windings. Nothing gets past the coating, so your strings stay clean longer.