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Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings   

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Martin M120 Silverplated Classical Acoustic Guitar Strings feature plain ends. Their silverplated winding resists corrosion, has a longer life, is easier on the fingers, and delivers clear tone.

Martin acoustic guitar strings are high-quality strings intended for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements to make the grade. Martin strings are wound to precise specifications to assure you the sound you seek from your guitar.


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MartinM120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

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  • Practicing (3)
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New lease on life

I have an Encore classical guitar I bought from a pawn shop many years ago as a beater/camping/knock around. Trust me it has been knocked around and used as a toy for...Read complete review

I have an Encore classical guitar I bought from a pawn shop many years ago as a beater/camping/knock around. Trust me it has been knocked around and used as a toy for grandkids to mess with and a place for sticky stickers that came in junk mail. As the original strings would break I replaced them with any used leftover metal strings from my Telecaster. A change of heart caused me to rescue this critter with a new Tusg nut /new tuning keys,thorough cleaning and a set of these Martin (silver) m120 plain end strings...with a Tusq bridge in it's future..we have nice playing and sounding little guitar. She shined up real nice and I'd take her to the prom ! I have used Martin electric strings on my 72 Tele also and really like them. I would reccomend giving these strings a shot. You can't get a happy meal for this kinda money (teehee)

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I Never Got Them Tight

The strings felt amazing the moment I pulled them out of the package. The were very silky and smooth, and I really loved the silver finish on them. Unfortunately, I never got to...Read complete review

The strings felt amazing the moment I pulled them out of the package. The were very silky and smooth, and I really loved the silver finish on them. Unfortunately, I never got to even get them up to tension, because the D string unwound itself before I could get it to pitch, and the high E string broke where it met the bridge. There was enough winding at the top for me to still use the high E but it would have made the string have very few windings around the post which could cause intonation problems.

In short, I was really excited about these strings but they just didn't met my expectations. I still give them three stars because the strings seem like they would have been amazing if they hadn't broken. Maybe I just got a lemon?

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4.0

excellent value

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from Fond du Lac, WI

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

First 2 sets the A and D wound strings came apart after a couple of weeks. The third set lasted well over a year. These strings are on my $cheap
Gremlin from St. Vincent De Paul that sits on a stand in front of a window (open in the summer). I play with this guitar 3 or 4 days a week - mainly I play electrics. I'm very satisfied with the longevity & the way they stay in tune.

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5.0

Just the ticket for me

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from Roanoke, VA

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  • Good Tone

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    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

    I'm not a classical player, but I do like to keep a fresh set of strings on my classical for when the urge to play hits me. I hate cheap strings, and hate changing as set of strings that has only been played for a couple of hours because they have gone dead. these were just what I wanted. Good value, and good enough quality to stay bright for a while. I'm sure the consummate classical snob would have plenty of issues with these, but for my taste, my economy instrument, and my budget, I will definitely use them again.

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    3.0

    Mixed Box

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    from San Angelo, TX

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    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Not Consistent

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      Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

      The lower strings were easy to tie, however, the strings for the 3 higher notes were tough for me. Great tone.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

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      from spring valley california

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            Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

            Performed as I expected

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            3.0

            not a lot of experience

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            from Fond du Lac, WI

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            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

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            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

            I have been playing guitar on & off stage for about 40 years, so I've changed a few sets of strings. I just bought my first classical guitar (Gremlin - cheap) and it needed strings. I put these on and the guitar sounds great - maybe a little dead on the plains, but the wound strings really boom. After about 2 weeks the "A" string unravelled at the tuning key so I got 2 sets this time. I'llsee how they last.

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            3.0

            I Never Got Them Tight

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              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                The strings felt amazing the moment I pulled them out of the package. The were very silky and smooth, and I really loved the silver finish on them. Unfortunately, I never got to even get them up to tension, because the D string unwound itself before I could get it to pitch, and the high E string broke where it met the bridge. There was enough winding at the top for me to still use the high E but it would have made the string have very few windings around the post which could cause intonation problems.

                In short, I was really excited about these strings but they just didn't met my expectations. I still give them three stars because the strings seem like they would have been amazing if they hadn't broken. Maybe I just got a lemon?

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My long-time favorite classical strings

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                from SW Ohio

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    All my nylon string guitars(5)are loaded withh these strings.

                    1 atypical problem:

                    BACKORDER!

                    It would have been much better to know they were out of stock BEFORE I paid. I had to wait 3 weeks... and of course they got lost in the mail, another 2 weeks.

                    Thanks to great help from MF CUSTOMER SERVICE, they finally arrived.

                    I am still upset that the out-of-stock situation wasn't noted until AFTER the paymanet was made. I'm sure MF's inventory system is capable of more current information.

                    -charley, in Dayton, OH

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good strings

                    Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    I am impresses with the Martin classical guitar strings (high tension), and recommend them to anyone wanting good strings at a price that others cannot compete with.
                    I appreciate the silver windings on the bass strings.
                    I put these on my Yamaha GL1 Guitelele, and I am impressed. The third string sounds darker than the others, but that was also my experience with my classical guitar strung up with Savarez expensive strings. I question whether you will really gain anything by buying the more expensive strings. Incidentally, I put some Ernie Ball strings on a friend's classical guitar (the Martin strings were unavailable at my local store), and I was not impressed at all with the results. Perhaps it was the guitar, but I sure wish I had the Martin strings on hand.
                    If you have a $2,000 classical guitar, put on Savarez strings. If your instrument cost less than that, try the Martin strings.
                    For the money, the Martin classical strings cannot be beaten. They could have been priced at twice the price, and still compete (Martin Company: do not read this!)

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                    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't buy these strings

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                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    I hate to be the guy to make your product search harder, but these strings really suck, I don't know why they're rated so high. They have a weird chorus-like tone to them, which sounds like garbage and makes it harder to tune. Also, 2 strings broke on me while installing! Unbelievable! I'm probably going back to D'Addarios or Ernie Balls...I'm so angry.

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wrapped in Elven silver?

                    Comments about Martin M120 80/20 Bronze Plain-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    I bought this beautiful little 1979 Conn C-100 classical guitar at a garage sale. My buddy and I enjoy converting classic rock songs into Spanish/flamingo style. I told him I was going to order some strings and he asked me to grab him some too. My strings arrived and I could not believe the tone! From the deep bass tones to the ring of the highs, amazing! Was it my new guitar? I grabbed my buddy s guitar and installed his set of strings, he owns a mid 70's Yamaha , old beat up ,take anywhere guitar. Holy cow... IT'S THE STRINGS!!! Make no mistake! It's got to be Silver!

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