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Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are designed to deliver consistent quality and tone with every set. Great for daily play and appropriate for all skill levels.

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MartinM140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (31)
  • Consistent (29)
  • Well built / quality (18)
  • Long life (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Concerts (16)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Right Buy Strings

These strings are my everyday go to players whether I'm preforming or practicing. There's nothing sweeter than a new set of strings and I prefer to change to a new set more often rather...Read complete review

These strings are my everyday go to players whether I'm preforming or practicing. There's nothing sweeter than a new set of strings and I prefer to change to a new set more often rather than holding out when player the high dollar, longer lasting strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Get What You Pay For

I read the good reviews, loved the price and ordered a few sets. But when on my Takamine they thinned out the sound like no other strings I have tried. It was so...Read complete review

I read the good reviews, loved the price and ordered a few sets. But when on my Takamine they thinned out the sound like no other strings I have tried. It was so bad I lost any inspiration to even pick up my guitar. No depth from the 4th, 5th and 6th strings. No sustain. They made my guitar sound terrible. I got over the feeling of wasting a new set and replaced them later the same day. Testing the theory "you get what you pay for" I put on Martin Lifespan SP .013's. MSP7200. The difference is night and day. Tone. Resonance. Fullness. Volume. That's what I wanted. Bottom line: You can buy inexpensive/cheap strings and your guitar will sound that way. Or you can put some money into quality strings and enjoy your guitar at it's best. That's my experience anyway.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The good deal.

By Sean Ferry

from Seattle

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Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Over all, I dont think any one would be upset buying these, I enjoy the flexibility of the strings, tight low end on the wound strings notes are clear and precise, and crispy and clear on the highs. I noticed you didnt have to attack the strings to get output and harmonics are easy to attain.
Martin by any stretch is quality, but I was skeptical when I noticed the price of there strings, I was going to string a rogue guitar I bought for my sons and myself And too keep there hand and thoughts off of my martin DM which I protect viciously like a rabid dog. To cut to the chase, these strings made a 69.95 (on special) rogue Acoustic sounds unbelievably good and I was so impressed with the quality that by purchasing four packs I felt I had just struck gold. I dont know why they are so in-expensive but they are as good or better than the top brands I am accustomed to buying.. They are now my favorite string for my acoustic guitars, all three of them!
for the price they are the no brainer, good quality, good price.
best value for acoustic strings anywhere.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Right Buy Strings

By catman

from Springfield, IL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Great Crisp Sound
  • Strong

Cons

  • I Prefer To Change Often
  • Short Lived

Best Uses

  • But I Prefer To Change
  • Concerts
  • More Often Anyway
  • Practicing
  • These Strings Don~'~~t Long

Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These strings are my everyday go to players whether I'm preforming or practicing. There's nothing sweeter than a new set of strings and I prefer to change to a new set more often rather than holding out when player the high dollar, longer lasting strings.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding strings ever!

By preacherman

from Carmi, Illinois

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I prefer Martin strings over any I have ever used. I get good life from them and use only Martin on all five guitars. They produce an excellant acoustic sound!

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    best Martin strings

    By Bootman

    from Abilene, Texas

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    Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have tried almost all strings and have come to the conslusion that Martin M140 or M540s are the best buy and best sounding of the Martin strings. If you have several guitars and change the strings often you will search for the longest lasting best sounding and most for the buck...These are it! buy a bunch of them...

    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Martin 140 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

    By scott Foster

    from Indiana

    Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Whenever I purchase an acoustic guitar, I always purchase the Martin 140 light strings, I think they are easy on the fingers and produce a nice crisp clear sound. and it doesn't take alot of stretching to keep them in tune.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Why did I buy these again?

    By Jim Shorts

    from In front of computer

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These strings should be called Martin Doornails or Lifespan Shorts. Lucky to last three days - less if you play them.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Smooth play - kickin' sound

        By Marinedad

        from Cincinnati, OH

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            These strings bring out the best in my old D-18. Great sound and long life.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great!

            By Boneshakersband.com

            from Minneapolis, MN

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            Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great value.
            These are great strings. I play about 50 times a year and restring after every gig. Elixer type strings are cute, but a waste of money for me. I sweat, spill, and beat my strings. I also use these in the studio. See jasonswensen.com for audio samples. All the acoustic guitars feature these strings via a Martin guitars, sm81, Neve 1073 or Api 512. The ones with the silk wrap are nice too, but I only buy them on sale. Have no fear. These are great for the money. If they don't sound nice on your guitar, get a new guitar. Martins, Gibsons, some Taylors.....

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good quality for its price

            By mk

            from California

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Ive always been a fan of elixer brand but when i Bought these martin strings as my backup and it worked wonders. I love it

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Been my choice for years

              By Al

              from Bilxi, MS

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                To me it all boils down to personal preference. I've been using these for over two decades. I buy in bulk & change frequently. I always carry an extra set "just in case."
                Musician's Friend always has them at a fair price. Of course if everyone liked the same thing there wouldn't be any need to have such a wide variety to choose from. I found something I liked and I've stayed with it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great product

                By bill

                from jacksonville, florida

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  good strings, will buy more as needed

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing tone

                  By The Honest Reviewer-LKmXn

                  from America Junior

                  Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  After years of trying many different strings, I've mainly used Dean Markley Vintage Bronze for the last little while as my go-to acoustic guitar strings because I knew what to expect from them. Recently I decided to try these Martin strings, and I'm very impressed. Very crisp and clean sound with rich bass, without being muddy. I also like the fact that my finger movements (like sliding, pull-offs, etc) are quite audible with these strings. They also keep their tone for a decent amount of time. Overall, I have to say I'll be sticking with Martin strings for a while.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings

                  Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Ive tried a bunch and for the price you cant beat these! good ring! they last long ! and feel good ..I use them on a Alverez jumbo and they sound super!!!! you will not go wrong buying these strings..

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Review

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These are really nice strings. With my Washburn EA20SDL Elixirs sound just as good as the Martins, except Elixirs last longer.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I've used these a long time

                  By Rev JDean

                  from Greenwood, IN

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                  Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I have used these strings on a vintage D-28 for years now. Occasionally, I'll try something different, but I always come back home to Martin light gauge 80/20 bronze. I'm a thumb-style player, and these strings give the perfect blend of clear highs and solid bass. Yes, Elixirs last longer, but you can't beat the value of these strings.

                   
                  5.0

                  I use these strings on a regular basis.

                  By jerry

                  from houston, tx

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I use these strings on a fender dg-7 for rehearse and acoustic jams with excellent results.

                     
                    4.0

                    Really just OK

                    By Bobbo

                    from SoCal

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Nothing wrong with these but they are just not quite as bright and full sounding on my axes as the Martin SP's

                         
                        5.0

                        Great sound for the price.

                        By catman

                        from Springfield, IL

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • No cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All around useage

                        Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        The price allows me to change strings more often. New strings always provides the better sustaining tone than long life strings provide.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Musicians Friend is the place to go for great price and super fast shipping.

                         
                        5.0

                        Loved it

                        By Up

                        from cincinati

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          nice tone

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Value Strings

                          By Thomas

                          from North Carolina

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I used these strings for many years on my guitar and my wife's guitar playing in a church praise choir every Sunday and at Wednesday night practice. They served us well and last quite long for inexpensive strings. Both guitars are thin body Ovation acoustic/electric. They sound good on this type guitar and for the price, are hard to beat.

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