#3
Jumbo guitars can benefit from medium strings ( .13 to .56). They'll bring out the bottom end's full potential. The lightest strings you should use on a jumbo is standard light gauge, (.12 to .52). Mediums wouldn't appropriate for smaller body instruments

Some other uses for mediums might be, if you're a heavy strummer, or you like to use drop tunings, they might work for you.

However, if the bottom end doesn't load up or distort during your normal playing, you might not need them.

The only fair way to decide if you like them, is to give a set a test drive. They are quite a handful to fret, so you need to be strong to play with them.
#4
13's are harder to play, but may give you more tone - it partly depends on your guitar. some guitars have bracing not made to withstand 13's, and those guitars may be damaged over time by the higher tension.
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Hey guys!

Atm, I have these: http://www.thomann.de/gb/elixir_nanoweb_light_phosphor_bronze.htm

I'm thinking of getting these : http://www.thomann.de/gb/elixir_nanoweb_medium_phosphor_bronze.htm

what is the difference? Does the 13 - 56 sound better or?


I know this is a bit off-topic, but I always wondered what was the difference between those elixers, and these elixers: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/elixir-medium-polyweb-acoustic-guitar-strings/101502000000000

I have a feeling it has something to do with the 80/20 Bronze but idk. These are also $2 cheaper than the one in OP so there's gotta be something
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#7
probably, but to be sure, contact yamaha and cort. btw, you may need to slightly widen your nut slots.
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I know this is a bit off-topic, but I always wondered what was the difference between those elixers, and these elixers: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/elixir-medium-polyweb-acoustic-guitar-strings/101502000000000

I have a feeling it has something to do with the 80/20 Bronze but idk. These are also $2 cheaper than the one in OP so there's gotta be something
When you see the 80/20 % description in any string set, the alloy is, (debatable, I suppose) BRASS, and not phosphor BRONZE. Brass (80/20) strings are, as a rule, brighter than PB strings.

Elixir complicates this by offering "Nanoweb" and "Polyweb" versions of all their strings.

I think the Nanos are brighter than the Polys, but your interests would be best served by reading the reviews of all their string packages at Musician's Friend.

If I am correct about the relative brightness of Elixir's strings, it means the "Nanoweb" 80/20 string set, would be their brightest.

This should be a filtered search result for all Elixir acoustic strings at MF: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/6-string-sets-for-acoustic-guitar#fT=2010:Elixir&gP=1&pS=20&v=g&sB=bS&lP=c&catId=site1LAABA
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