NAMM 2017: Elixir launches OPTIWEB natural feel coated electric guitar strings

NAMM 2017: The coated string experts at Elixir have announced the latest addition to the company's line of electric guitar strings, OPTIWEB.

The lightweight OPTIWEB coating promises to provide long-lasting tone while sounding indistinguishable from uncoated strings.

OPTIWEB coating aims to protect strings from the elements for a longer tone life, but also allows them to vibrate with less damping, to retain a crisp tone with a natural feel.

Elixir electric strings with OPTIWEB Coating are available in Super Light (9-42), Custom Light (9-46), Light (10-46), Light/Heavy (10-52), and Medium (11-49) gauge sets for £11.95. Head over to Elixir Strings to compare the sounds of different coatings.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.