The Civil Wars Frontman John Paul White Talks to ELIXIR® Strings About Guitars, Gear, and the Importance of Great Tone

Presented by Elixir® Strings

John Paul White, with his song writing partner Joy Williams, a.k.a. The Civil Wars, have quickly become one of the most popular groups in the world. Their music has been featured in everything from TV shows and movies to Presidential performances. Their first full-length studio album, Barton Hallow, showcases their unique Americana acoustic style. The album reached Billboard’s Top 10, won the duo two Grammy Awards and has been a true Internet sensation since its release.

“I like the sound of the Elixir Strings better than any other string.”

- John Paul White
Elixir Strings Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating, Light Gauge

What makes Elixir Strings a favorite among artists like John Paul White? It’s great tone, no string squeak, extended tone life, and for John, the great tone of the strings supports his song writing and playing style. And the secret to all that is in the coating.

The coating not only keeps tone-killing gunk out of the gaps between the windings extending the tone life, but also provides a smooth feel and reduces finger squeak.

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