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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
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Like caressing the hips of a lover!

    Went to my local music shop initially wanting to get a heavier gauge string so I could get some more volume out of my concert size martin. Ended up seeing these and going on...Read complete review

    Went to my local music shop initially wanting to get a heavier gauge string so I could get some more volume out of my concert size martin. Ended up seeing these and going on a one way trip to heaven.
    They turned a well-balanced guitar into and even better balanced guitar. I've been getting a very even tone over the entire neck. They play like a dream, perfect combination of classical and steel string feel. Since they are very light there's not as much volume or punch but they sing so sweetly! They respond very well to playing dynamics, compliment the voice, and blend well with other instruments. If you're looking to cause a ruckus and get your rock'n'rolla on I'd go with a heavier string as the bass side tends to buzz and the treble side gets a bit harsh when you really dig in. Since they're light they aren't the best for slide playing (although my action is fairly low for slide in the first place) I've recommended this set to everyone I know

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    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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    5.0

    Honestly, Best Strings of All Time

    By JJ

    from Houston, TX

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    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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        5.0

        Great service on an exchange

        By spencer45

        from Aliquippa, PA

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              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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              4.0

              Good strings for those starting out.

              By Sbee355

              from Kent, WA

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              Bought these strings for my daughter to replace an older set on a vintage folk guitar. They have been great for us in the past.
              This time however we had problems with breakage while tuning the guitar. Not sure it was the fault of the strings however.
              Will buy these strings again per their past performance.

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              5.0

              A great alternative for some guitars

              By Frank

              from Midwest

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

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

                These strings have many applications, as you can see from other reviews, but my favorite use for them is on an old Harmony archtop acoustic. These bring out the great warm tone that gives listeners more of an idea of what this kind of guitar can sound like, compared to the clanky tone of typical acoustic strings on a budget archtop. I have also used them on a cheap small acoustic like a Stella, since that guitar can also sound boxy. Great for guitars that are midrange-focused in general.

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                5.0

                USED THEM FOREVER

                By TOM C

                from LECANTO FLORIDA

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  I HAVE USED THESE STRINGS MOST OFTEN FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. I HAVE TRIED DOZENS ON VARIOUS BRANDS BUT ALWAYS SEEM TO END UP BACK TO THESE.IF I WERE TO HAVE TO PICK TWO REASONS WHY,NUMBER 1, THEY ARE VERY EASY ON THE FINGERS,AND NUMBER TWO, AND THE MAIN REASON...NO SQUEAK, ESPECIALLY WHEN RECORDING.THEY ALSO BEND VERY EASILY.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Ratther use these!

                  By Shootdaworks

                  from Rice Lake, WI

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Pickin
                  • Practicing

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

                  Had never really used Martins as the "stock" strings are rather hard. The silk-n-steel strings might just be my new "go-to" strings! Hold pitch and last longer(?) than others I have used, really like them!

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                  5.0

                  good sound, and low tension.

                  By Steve Wanzer

                  from Burns, Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    These are good strings for lead acoustic work on electric, or non electric acoustic. They sustain well and are easy to bend notes with.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect strings for a mahogany guitar

                    By Bodhi

                    from Raleigh, NC

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I use these on my Martin D15 and absolutely love the almost piano-like sound I get from them. They are soft and subtle and about the closest you'll get to a nylon string sound with steel strings. Plus, being a soft sounding string, they last forever (use em until you get that blackness on your fingers). I use 80/20's on my spruce top/rosewood bodied Martin for a nice bright zing. But for the D15 or any mahogany guitar, if you want a soft, somber, piano-ish sound (especially for finger style) you will love these.

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                        3.0

                        Put them on, played them, took them off.

                        By Jon

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • They Are Strings

                        Cons

                        • Increased Fret Buzz
                        • Low Volume
                        • Poor Tone Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

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

                        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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                        5.0

                        Very Nice!

                        By Beta464

                        from Paris, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        I put these strings on an Ovation 1862 Custom Balladeer I own and they're amazing! Softer feeling and mellower sounding than standard steel strings, but brighter and louder than nylon, honestly they're an awesome hybrid and I love them!

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