Product Description


About These Elixir 16052 12-53 Nanoweb Acoustic Guitar Strings

Every time you play your guitar, tiny bits of you are left to invade the windings to contaminate your strings and kill your tone. Elixir Strings are the only strings that keep dirt out of the windings by coating the entire string. Our ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a bright, lively tone that players tell us lasts longer than any other string, uncoated or coated. This means you buy fewer sets of strings, change them less often and trust your guitar is ready to go whenever you are.

Elixir's Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating on this Phosphor Bronze string gives you a rich, textured tone with the feel of traditional non-coated strings, while lasting 3-5 times longer.

The #1 acoustic guitar string in the US, Elixir Strings doesn't just coat the wrap wire, but coats the entire string preventing corrosion and contamination from accumulating on the surface and in the space between the windings. Anti-Rust plating on all Elixir's plain steel strings resists tone-deadening corrosion, giving you a clean feel every time you play your guitar.

The Tech Features

Brand: Elixir

Model: 16052

Material: Nanoweb Coated Phospher Bronze

String Gauge: Light 12-53


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Reviews (9)

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Elixir strings

By: on 4 April 2022
Great service as usual , thanks

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Great Service as always

By: on 18 February 2022
Once again Artist Guitars have delivered... Thanks for Great service as always... Elixir are my strings of choice and Artist Guitars can always supply, well done

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Authentic Elixir Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar S

By: on 7 January 2022
Always buy authentic Elixir Guitar Strings and don't go for cheap knock offs, just before Christmas I purchased some Elixir Strings from somewhere else thinking I was getting a great deal turns out I was scammed, Thank you Artist Guitars for selling quality, keep up the good work

Artist Guitars Response
No worries and thank you so much for the advice for other customers. Cheers!


By: on 31 August 2021
Quick delivery, arrived safely

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks and cheers!

Strings sound great and are genuine.

By: on 18 August 2021
The strings sound pretty nice. Kinda hard to shop for legit strings online but here the products are genuine. Only complaint is that the delivery is a tiny bit slow.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We usually send small items out via regular post which would take longer than courier service.

I See Why They Are So Highly Regarded

By: on 1 February 2021
Bought these to replace another set of coated strings on my OM style solid guitar which I use mainly for finger picking. Beautiful rich, full sound, with an improvement in sustain and oh so smooth feeling! Although not cheap, the price from Artist Guitars is around as cheap as you will find for genuine Elixirs. At this stage, my new favourite acoustic string.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for leaving a review. We really appreciate it. Please do not hesitate to contact us or send us an email to should you have any questions or concerns.

Quick service

By: on 6 October 2020
I ordered some elixir guitar strings and received them in quick time. Would recommend their services


By: on 28 September 2020
Nice strings, very smooth and easy to play.

Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Str

By: on 1 November 2017
My favourite strings for acoustic guitars and the supply and service from Artist Guitars excellent as always.