Can Elixir’s Optiweb coated strings stand the test of a touring musician?

Guitarist Mary Spender puts Elixir’s Optiweb coated electric guitar strings through their paces out on the road and you could be one of three winners to get four sets to test them yourself!

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To coincide with the announcement of Mary Spender’s first headline UK tour, we’ve teamed up with Elixir® Strings for a long term test of their new Optiweb® coated electric guitar strings.

Following Mary’s rapid growth among the online guitar community – where she has interviewed revered players such as KT Tunstall and Maroon 5’s James Valentine – she has revealed her first full length UK tour where she’ll be piloting Elixir’s Optiweb® coated strings.

Elixir claim their most lightweight Optiweb coating extends the life of your tone without compromising on the playability, crisp tone and natural feel of uncoated strings. But will they stand the test of a touring musician?
Check back here for videos, comments and more from Mary throughout the tour!

“Well it was incredible to go on tour with Mike Dawes! Loved the Elixir strings too, they still feel brand new after all the shows and sounded great.” – Mary Spender on Elixir’s Optiweb strings following four dates on tour.
In her most recent video, Mary Spender talks about the realities of touring, her verdict on the Elixir Optiweb acoustic and electric strings and our Ones To Watch feature. Watch the full video below.

You can find Mary’s full tour dates here.
The Guitar Magazine team were also lucky enough to catch up with Mary on the Bristol leg of her tour at the legendary Thekla. See a handful of images below and find the full gallery on our Facebook page. Photographs by Joe Supple.

Alongside Optiweb strings, Elixir also provide two other options of coated electric strings in Polyweb® and Nanoweb® coatings, which vary depending on your playing style and tonal preference. To compare all three coatings visit Elixir’s sound experience on their website here.

In the meantime, enter our competition to win 4 sets of Elixir’s Optiweb coated strings by simply answering the question below:

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