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Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Specifically designed to give you excellent tone, clarity, and response.

Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.

If it's one thing Martin knows, it's finely crafted and vintage instruments. Martin created their Marquis line to pamper your guitar by adding a soft thread wrap at the ball ends which prevent wear and tear on the bridge and end plate as you play. This thread wrap puts a comforting layer of protection in place every time you change your strings.

FEATURES
  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance

Pamper your guitar with these great strings.

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MartinM1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

my favorite

opps I put what I meant to say here in the rating section
These are my final choice for my Taylor 314ce. I also have a Takamine eg340c and a Johnson jd16 that...Read complete review

opps I put what I meant to say here in the rating section
These are my final choice for my Taylor 314ce. I also have a Takamine eg340c and a Johnson jd16 that they are on. I've been through tons of brands in my quest to find just the right string. D's, reds, cleartone, dean markley, elixr, black diamonds, earth tones, the list goes on. The Taylor came with elixr on and no doubt they sound awesome but they can get expensive to replace and there is almost no slide noise from the fingers. Some might not agree but I think there is just something sexy about that sound, puts emphasis on your movements. That being said all I can say is I love these strings. They sound amazing on the Taylor. They don't "drag" your fingers at all. They stay sounding just the same when I go to take them off as they did when I put them on. The sound does not dull within the time frame I leave them on. Which is generally not longer than 2 weeks for a set. A good way to describe the sound to my ears is they are bright but very very crisp, not harsh but crisp. The B string is not as overly noticeable as with other strings. All 6 strings seem to blend well to make a balanced tone. At 5 bucks a set it's not going to hurt to give these a try!
you get more than what you pay for
how could complain about this price a set

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Squeeky...

These strings have a strange squeekiness on the top 4 strings(the wound ones). It's been there ever since I replaced them on my beater guitar, about 3 months ago, and it's still...Read complete review

These strings have a strange squeekiness on the top 4 strings(the wound ones). It's been there ever since I replaced them on my beater guitar, about 3 months ago, and it's still there. It just won't wear off. I would suggest getting Martin SP's, they're better than these.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my favorite

By ez-VrV4A

from kansas

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Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

opps I put what I meant to say here in the rating section
These are my final choice for my Taylor 314ce. I also have a Takamine eg340c and a Johnson jd16 that they are on. I've been through tons of brands in my quest to find just the right string. D's, reds, cleartone, dean markley, elixr, black diamonds, earth tones, the list goes on. The Taylor came with elixr on and no doubt they sound awesome but they can get expensive to replace and there is almost no slide noise from the fingers. Some might not agree but I think there is just something sexy about that sound, puts emphasis on your movements. That being said all I can say is I love these strings. They sound amazing on the Taylor. They don't "drag" your fingers at all. They stay sounding just the same when I go to take them off as they did when I put them on. The sound does not dull within the time frame I leave them on. Which is generally not longer than 2 weeks for a set. A good way to describe the sound to my ears is they are bright but very very crisp, not harsh but crisp. The B string is not as overly noticeable as with other strings. All 6 strings seem to blend well to make a balanced tone. At 5 bucks a set it's not going to hurt to give these a try!
you get more than what you pay for
how could complain about this price a set

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Only String

By Kaleb Trail

from Martinsburg, WV

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Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I have tried and played numerous string brands and finishes. This particular string with the phospher bronze is by far the best string in my opinion. It has plenty of lows and screamin treble. It is super smoothe to play and last a long time. They stay bright and don't mellow out nearly as fast as any competitor string. Straight 5's across the board. There is no other string in my opinion.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!

By Fingers1072

from MI

Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These strings are fantastic! I took an older Simon & Patrick spruce to my local guitar shop looking to bring it back to life. The salesperson suggested these, and I couldn't be happier. They made my guitar sing like never before. It makes me want to play all of the time. Try these out, and you won't be sorry.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A nice high-quality string

By Artie's friend Basil

from The northeastern part of the midwest

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Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

A fine quality string with a nice warm, even tone. The silk winding at the ball end is a nice touch. I would have prefered that the strings were packaged in a sealed plastic pouch (like D'addario's), but the paper envelopes are said to be "corrosion-resisant" (we shall see). Two stings per envelope is a bit cheesy for a class company like Martin.
Martin Marquis Sttrings are certainly one of the better quality 80/20 bronzes that your likely to find.
I caught these on sale - it was indeed a spectacular deal. I bought ten sets!

 
5.0

Best strings

By Rooster57

from St. Louis mo.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Best strings bar none

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By JK

    from PalmCity, FL

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Use these strings for both practice and performing. Good sound, reasonable life!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Have used for many years!

      By AcousticGuy

      from 10579

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These strings sound amazing acoustically. If you plug in and amplify, they tend to be a little too bright.

           
          5.0

          Light and bright

          By Marvin's garden

          from Springfield OR

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strings For Small Guitars
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Works perfectly with my baby Martin. Good tone, and surprising bass.

             
            4.0

            Warm, Balanced - Great for Bright Guitar

            By kray

            from USA

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            Pros

            • Balanced Tone
            • Smooth Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • On Bright Guitar

              Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I LOVE THESE STRINGS... on my bright guitar. I had them laying around and didn't know what they were. They said 80/20 so I thought they would be good on my GA cedar/macassar ebony guitar. I immediately noticed that the guitar sounded softer and a little muted. The tone was good though, but not what I wanted for that guitar. So then I did research on the strings and realized that the material used to make the strings and the wrapped ball ends are responsible for that mellow tone.

              I immediately knew I had to put these on my OOO Adirondack/Rosewood guitar which I find a bit obnoxious. Well I have found the best strings in the world for this guitar! The tone is so smooth, warm. The fingerstyle volume is softer than I would like though. These strings make this guitar sound so good. I never liked playing it really because the tone was just too much, but now I'm all in!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              For The Money Real Good Strings

              By FenderFan6300

              from Murphy, NC

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These strings have a great sound and they stay in tune well but next time I will spend the extra money and buy a little better string

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                too bright

                By YkfNfZ3B3

                from boca raton, FL

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                i like mellow deep sounds

                 
                4.0

                Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic S

                By Bill Farris

                from Texas

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I use the strings a lot. I like them better than the Martin Sp series for my use. The value is great but I use them for the way they sound on my guitar. Many new strings are buzzy in sound and so far I have found less buzz with these strings.

                 
                5.0

                why doesn't anyone else like these?

                By enthusiast

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                the silk wrapped ends will save you tons of money in the long run, and when they're fresh they have unbeatable tone and clarity.

                 
                5.0

                Nice everyday strings

                By Mike Daniel

                from Alabama

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                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I regularly use these strings on my Ibanez acoustic/electric. The tone is pleasant and seems to last a good while. Overall a good set of strings.

                 
                5.0

                The only strings that will touch my Taylor!

                By Bosco-8bZgx

                from Baton Rouge, LA

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Great Strings

                 
                5.0

                Great sound

                By Rick-OyzIh

                from Idaho

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I have tried a lot of strings, both on my Seagull 12 string and Astist, and these simply sound wonderful. I like a bright tone, and these strings deliver.

                 
                5.0

                The Best Guitar Strings, Period!

                By J. Wilson

                from Live Oak, FL

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                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                The Martin Marquis acoustic guitar strings are the best sounding strings there are, and I have tried them all. The strings produce a rich, silky tone unlike any other. The life of the strings is excellent too, they do not go dead quickly or tarnish. I have used these strings on everything from a vintage Gibson J-45 Deluxe, down to a cheap Washburn D10S, and the strings always make the guitars sound top-notch. These are the only strings I will use anymore, and I have never been disappointed by them.

                 
                1.0

                Squeeky...

                By Jon-yg7Wc

                from Crystal Falls, MI

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                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These strings have a strange squeekiness on the top 4 strings(the wound ones). It's been there ever since I replaced them on my beater guitar, about 3 months ago, and it's still there. It just won't wear off. I would suggest getting Martin SP's, they're better than these.

                 
                5.0

                Best I've Used

                By Guitarpickinman

                from Trout Creek, NY

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Of all the strings I've played on a variety of acoustic guitars, these strings hold their tone the longest. Nothing like a fresh set, but after eight to ten hours of heavy play they still sound pretty darn good.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Makes My Larrivee D-60 Sing

                By James-xw3PB

                from Leesville, LA

                Comments about Martin M1100 Marquis 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These are the only strings I will put on my guitar. I have tried several other brands and none have come close to the sound and tonality that these give. Warm tones with brilliant highs. An all-around string.

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