Two other string sets deserve "close second" mention: D 'Addario EJ16 and Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Sp111. Nonetheless, to my ears and my hands, the Elixirs come in first.
We all have different preferences for tone and feel, and some strings just sound better on a certain guitar, so experimenting with different sets and different manufacturers is not just enjoyable and interesting, it'll lead to the right strings for the player and the instrument.
BTW thanks for the free guitar picks.
I expect I'm about to become a full time convert to coated strings.
I love the way these strings feel and they help my overall confidence. They are the best I have ever used and I have been playing guitar professionally since 1969!
seem to be made for my instruments. I'm sure there are more expensive strings available, but I can't think of a brand that exceeds Elixirs in quality.
Not these strings... they are bright, in tune and beautiful all night and the next night as well. They are worth the little extra they cost for the quality they deliver.