Elixir Strings was born in 1995 out of a desire to create a reliable and consistent coated guitar string. Elixir strings are noted for their patented fluoropolymer coating. The coating extends the strings' life and tone by reducing the accumulation of debris and blocking corrosion from elements like skin oil. Elixir provides various combinations of original POLYWEB® Coating and ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating strings for acoustic and electric guitar, bass, mandolin, and banjo. Each produces a different tone “flavor,” but all are variations of the same basic idea: a microscopically thin, advanced polymer tube that surrounds the string to protect it without making any contact with the critical area between the windings where each perfect note is born.