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Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings  

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Gauges 11.5-14-23-28-38-47. Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk & Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings are steel strings that are wound with silk on the lo...Read More

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Silky smooth sound and feel.

Gauges 11.5-14-23-28-38-47.

Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk & Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings are steel strings that are wound with silk on the lower strings, making them softer to the touch and easier to play.

Martin strings are high-quality intended for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements in order to make the grade. Martin guitar strings are wound to precise specifications.


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MartinM130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings
 
4.8

(based on 60 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (15)
    • Back-up (7)
    • Concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Impressive Strings

    I absolutely love these strings. I put them on a guitar that up to that point I had intended on selling, it just never had the right sound or feel. But with the...Read complete review

    I absolutely love these strings. I put them on a guitar that up to that point I had intended on selling, it just never had the right sound or feel. But with the Martin M130 Folk Silk & Steel strings, it has vastly improved the sound and feel of my guitar.

    I have sold my more experienced friends on these strings just by playing with them-- they said they had never felt anything like them, loved the sound, and then continued to play on my guitar all night. :-)

    The feel is soft and easy on the fingers, strings bend with more ease, extending the time you can physically spend with your guitar (especially important for beginners who usually complain a lot of finger fatigue, or older musicians with arthritis, or nerve damage like I have). The sound is a lovely mixture of steel highs and mellow lows. I originally bought these strings because I read that they were a mellow alternative, somewhere between Phosphor-Bronze and Nylon (and my guitar was overzealous in the treble and lacking in the bass). What I did not expect was the overall range-- soft and mellow but well-voiced bass strings, and ethereal high notes on the top strings. I am well impressed!

    These strings have lasted surprisingly well. I put them on my guitar 3 1/2 months ago, and play multiple times a week (sometimes 7 days straight and other times missing a week at a time), and the sound and intonation still surprise me. They stay tuned very well (even on my more "entry level" guitar), and have not yet developed that dreaded "flatness" that seems to start creeping up on my other strings within weeks of use.

    Would I buy these again? You betcha. In fact I just ordered another 3 sets for myself and 2 as gifts. Enjoy!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Put them on, played them, took them off.

    I used these strings on a dreadnaught. They seem to stretch a lot. The tone is dull and muddy and I ended up having a bunch of issues with fret buzz. I took...Read complete review

    I used these strings on a dreadnaught. They seem to stretch a lot. The tone is dull and muddy and I ended up having a bunch of issues with fret buzz. I took them off and switched to the Martin SPs and everything was fine after that.

    It's likely set up and preference. But I was after brighter highs and sharper lows. The silk and steels weren't up to the job. Everything seemed dull and low volume.

    Like I said, once I switched them out to the SPs the guitar sounded great again.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Impressive Strings

    By Equus17

    from San Luis Obispo, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Consistent
    • Easy on fingers
    • Feel Great
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Silver

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beginners
      • Fingerpicking
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

      I absolutely love these strings. I put them on a guitar that up to that point I had intended on selling, it just never had the right sound or feel. But with the Martin M130 Folk Silk & Steel strings, it has vastly improved the sound and feel of my guitar.

      I have sold my more experienced friends on these strings just by playing with them-- they said they had never felt anything like them, loved the sound, and then continued to play on my guitar all night. :-)

      The feel is soft and easy on the fingers, strings bend with more ease, extending the time you can physically spend with your guitar (especially important for beginners who usually complain a lot of finger fatigue, or older musicians with arthritis, or nerve damage like I have). The sound is a lovely mixture of steel highs and mellow lows. I originally bought these strings because I read that they were a mellow alternative, somewhere between Phosphor-Bronze and Nylon (and my guitar was overzealous in the treble and lacking in the bass). What I did not expect was the overall range-- soft and mellow but well-voiced bass strings, and ethereal high notes on the top strings. I am well impressed!

      These strings have lasted surprisingly well. I put them on my guitar 3 1/2 months ago, and play multiple times a week (sometimes 7 days straight and other times missing a week at a time), and the sound and intonation still surprise me. They stay tuned very well (even on my more "entry level" guitar), and have not yet developed that dreaded "flatness" that seems to start creeping up on my other strings within weeks of use.

      Would I buy these again? You betcha. In fact I just ordered another 3 sets for myself and 2 as gifts. Enjoy!

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      5.0

      Everything was fine

      By Richard

      from Ithaca, New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

            Quick, efficient service

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Go To Strings

            By Music Teacher

            from Lawrence, Kansas

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                I love how these strings feel! I play nylon string guitars a lot and tend to dislike some of the sounds I get when I pick up a steel string guitar. These strings give me the sound I enjoy. I also love the silver appearance. These are my new go to strings.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet on Cedar Top

                By Rich

                from Oregon Coast

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                    Very happy with these strings on my cedar top Seagull Mini Jumbo. Warm base tone, excellent mid range and sweet ringing highs. Easy to bend, and just plain fun to play.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Acoustic Strings

                    By Jonesy123

                    from Fort Worth, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                      Great strings for acoustic guitar playing of any style. These are the only strings I have found that are not excessively bright, like all the bronze strings. Also unlike bronze, Silk and Steel maintain their sound throughout the life. These are the only acoustic strings I use.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      good value the money

                      By pickinlady

                      from south carolina

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                        I have used these strings for years , the are easy on the fingers and have a really good sound .I use them on all my guitars. I play in church and practice everyday and they hold up good.

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                        5.0

                        good product for the money

                        By pickinlady

                        from south carolina

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                          I have used silk and steel strings for years, they are easy on the fingers and sound good on my electric acoustic..I play a lot in church and I practice everyday and these strings hold up very good....I bought three sets at a very good price.

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                          5.0

                          Sweet, mellow strings

                          By tah100

                          from Staunton, VA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                            I've been experimenting to find the perfect strings for my new Ibanez; various other Martins and D'Adarrios were harsh, very short lived, and made that horrible finger-sliding noise. I was about to shell out for Elixirs, and purchased these on a whim. Needless to say, Elixirs are not needed. These strings are very supple, facilitating easier playing and string bends. They have a lower, mellower tone, but with lots of clarity; basically a cross between a steel string and a classical. The easy playing is great for beginners, but if you play "acoustic shred" as it's called, or a similar style that needs a very cutting, bright attack, you may want to look elsewhere. Great strings, especially at this price.

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                            5.0

                            Honestly, Best Strings of All Time

                            By JJ

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                                I've used basic strings to Elixers and I have to say, these are the best. They are super bendy, soft, and are really easy on your fingertips. I have a Seagull guitar, and these strings make it sound like heaven. Really pleasant sound. I'm probably going to buy these until they discontinue them (I really hope they don't) 200% Recommend!

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great service on an exchange

                                By spencer45

                                from Aliquippa, PA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Martin M130 Folk Guitar Silk and Steel Compound Wound Acoustic Strings:

                                      I mistakenly ordered strings for a 6 string guitar but didn't discover it until they arrived. I called and told the service agent that I intended to order for a 12 string guitar. He quickly calculated the difference in cost and told me how to send back the 7 boxes of Martin 6 strings by using the label attached to the packing slip. They immediately sent the boxes of 12 strings and said I had 30 days to return the 6 string sets. It all worked well. Excellent service. I recommend Musician's Friend.

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