Kaki King Talks Tunings with ELIXIR® Strings

Presented by Elixir® Strings

Seems Kaki King is everywhere these days. Magazine covers. Touring in Europe, Asia, Australia and United States.

After Kaki’s interview with Acoustic Guitar, we thought it only appropriate to dig out from our archives a 2010 interview where Kaki talks alternate tunings. 

What makes Elixir Strings a favorite among artists like Kaki?  In addition to great tone, extended tone life and no string squeak, Kaki appreciates the smooth responsive feel of the strings that supports her aggressive tapping technique and open tunings.

“I put my first set on my guitar, and two weeks later they still sounded awesome. I love their playability. Your fingers just glide along."
- Kaki King
Elixir Strings Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating, Light Gauge

And the secret to all that is in the patented coating that keeps tone-killing gunk out of the gaps between the windings resulting in extended tone life and a smooth responsive feel.

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