Product Description


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


Reviews (14)

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Sounding good

By: on 11 September 2023
Great set of strings, and was delivered very Quickly, Thanks

Artist Guitars Response
It's our pleasure and thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Elixirs are the BEST

By: on 19 August 2023
I have been using Elixirs on all my stringed instruments for many years and never ever considered going back to any other brand. I have never had a single issue ever with the quality so not sure what is going on with Greg or why he blames Artist... something very odd there. Whether its on a Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Elixir strings bring out the best tone and does it for longer than anything else, not to mention their beautiful fluid feel.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your positive review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Elixir Aoustic Guitar Strings

By: on 27 April 2023
Best acoustic guitar strings I've ever purchased... made the change from another well-known brand a few years ago, and have never been more satisfied. Slick, nice tone - I replace them every two months but realistically could go longer without a change. Best value for money strings withou doubt.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Elixir Nanoweb strings.

By: on 30 November 2022
Really sorry to hear of Greg's disappointment with these strings. I have had a set of 12-53 on my Cargill acoustic for about eight months, and have to report excellent results. Always lots of variables in circumstances, but this is the first set of these strings that I have used, and I will load another set shortly. I consider that they are worth the extra cost over regular acoustic strings.

Elixir coating faulty

By: on 20 July 2022
So disappointed with these strings, received one set and corroded within weeks and with not a lot of playing, Artist kindly replaced with another set, so put the replacement set on and the same issues of corrosion, reported the issue to Artist and was advised they can't guarantee it won't happen again and can't keep replacing the faulty strings.... My money was returned but I won't buy Elixir strings ever again and I have lost my faith in Artists Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Sorry to hear that you received faulty strings Greg. You should receive some replacement strings soon without any issues! All the best.

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.

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