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Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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

Martin M1400 Marquis Acoustic Folk Guitar Strings are specifically designed to give you excellent tone, clarity, and response. The Marquis silk-wrapped ball end helps reduce wear on the bridge and bridge plate, making them ideal for valuable, vintage instruments.

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

A kinder, gentler string, ideal for vintage instruments


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MartinM1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly surprised

I've only recently picked up the guitar to try and learn it after having played other fretted stringed instruments for a while. My guitar is an older, 3rd-hand, no-name folk model, kind of...Read complete review

I've only recently picked up the guitar to try and learn it after having played other fretted stringed instruments for a while. My guitar is an older, 3rd-hand, no-name folk model, kind of beat up but still very playable and with what people will colorfully refer to as "character."

When I got it it was strung with these high-tension steel strings, and playing it was really hard. A guitar playing friend recommended I go with newer strings both for myself and to spare the guitar. He recommended Martins. I was skeptical, because I've played Martins on my uke and they were really poor. Still, I gave these a try and was really surprised at not only the comfort, but also the tone, depth, and volume. The best part is that since they are comparably low tension I'm not putting the extra strain on the guitar.

Take this for whatevery you think it's worth, but as a guitar n00b, I'd say you definitely could do worse.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Different Feel

Though these strings offer increased playability, what you gain in playabilit you loose in tone. I put these on two guitars. The result was, I lost the tonal quality and developed ratting on...Read complete review

Though these strings offer increased playability, what you gain in playabilit you loose in tone. I put these on two guitars. The result was, I lost the tonal quality and developed ratting on the frets that was not present previously. They give about the same feel and sound, you would get by putting steel electric strings on your acoustic. For a beginer they would be great. The playability allows for a very lite touch and string bending on an acoustic. These may be appealing to some guitarist, but the are not for me. I prefer the tone of brass on my guitars.

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4.0

Martin Marquis Silk and Steel RULE!

By urtnod

from Wilmington Ohio

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Typical Martin quality which is great. Didn't sound new and tinny like most strings straight outta the pack. I'm on a mission to try as many Martin strings as possible before I expire. Always good bang for the buck.

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      5.0

      Great strings.

      By Nonickname

      from Carmel Valley, CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Was using M130 silk and steel then noticed my bridge pin area was wearing so I changed to these. Hope they make the bridge area last longer. Great sound. Easy to play too.

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        3.0

        Different Feel

        By N/A

        from Ohio

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Though these strings offer increased playability, what you gain in playabilit you loose in tone. I put these on two guitars. The result was, I lost the tonal quality and developed ratting on the frets that was not present previously. They give about the same feel and sound, you would get by putting steel electric strings on your acoustic. For a beginer they would be great. The playability allows for a very lite touch and string bending on an acoustic. These may be appealing to some guitarist, but the are not for me. I prefer the tone of brass on my guitars.

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            5.0

            Best strings for folk style picking.

            By saddler Lew

            from Bandera, Texas

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Make my vintage Martin ring.

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • \solo acoustic sets.

              Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I host a cowboy music show. I have used these strings for over 50 years. Change them about once every 2 months. Everyone loves the sound of my old Martin. I've tried other strings, but these work for me..Since they changed the name

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              5.0

              Great strings

              By loudog

              from Louisiana

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Made in Mexico

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I recently got a Loar LO-216. The guitar needed a setup, which I can do myself and part of that was to change strings. Although 12-50 strings are recommended, I used these which are lighter gauge.
              After breaking them in, they have mellowed and made the action a bit lower and easier to play. I can't comment on longevity, since they've only been on for a week, but these are great strings for this guitar.

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              4.0

              Good

              By slo-blu

              from va

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Good quality at a good price.

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                4.0

                Good Value

                By slo-blu

                from va

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Good value for the price. They perform as advertised.

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                  5.0

                  best strings ever for acoustics

                  By beachbum

                  from st pete

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I have never heard strings allow such distinctive resonation. When I am doing some rather intermediate to fast paced finger picking, The individual string tones resonate very clearly. I think the steel silk combo doesn't over vibrate to where it all the tones blend over each other. I am impressed.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By Alex

                    from Iowa

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I tried and all I can say is excellent. I was surprised with the base response and overall beautiful harmony.

                      I would still like to try Ernie Ball silk and steel, but for now these are good.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Pleasantly surprised

                      By Sifcell Le Noir

                      from In SoCal, by the beach

                      Comments about Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I've only recently picked up the guitar to try and learn it after having played other fretted stringed instruments for a while. My guitar is an older, 3rd-hand, no-name folk model, kind of beat up but still very playable and with what people will colorfully refer to as "character."

                      When I got it it was strung with these high-tension steel strings, and playing it was really hard. A guitar playing friend recommended I go with newer strings both for myself and to spare the guitar. He recommended Martins. I was skeptical, because I've played Martins on my uke and they were really poor. Still, I gave these a try and was really surprised at not only the comfort, but also the tone, depth, and volume. The best part is that since they are comparably low tension I'm not putting the extra strain on the guitar.

                      Take this for whatevery you think it's worth, but as a guitar n00b, I'd say you definitely could do worse.

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