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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 respo...Read More

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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
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
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5.0

Best strings for folk style picking.

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from Bandera, Texas

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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

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    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

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    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

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      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

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        from st pete

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        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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          5.0

          Excellent

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          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

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            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fingerstylists Best Friend

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            from Kentucky

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

            I was a bit bummed when Martin discontinued their finger style strings and came out with those crappy FX strings. These Marquis folk strings are fantastic for instrumentals. They don't wear your hands out like other strings. As long as they don't discontinue these I'll be a happy picker. The best feature about these strings is the balance of tone you get and the volume isn't that bad either. Then again, if volume is what your looking for then I suggest you plug your guitar in and turn it up. Now if they last longer then a couple weeks then I'd say they are the holy grail of finger style strings.

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            5.0

            Great Alternative to 80/20 and PB Strings

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            from Tampa Bay Area

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

            These are great strings, hands down. Their tone is deeper or more mellow on the bass side. There's not the sharpness or brassiness you find with 80/20's or some Phosphor Bronze strings. I think some people confuse this with there being less volume. I strung my Zager ZAD-50 Dreadnaught with them and was very happy with the volume output compared to what some have suggested. These are easier on the fingers with their lower tension and should make string benders happy with their flexibility. These don't give you the traditional "twang" of traditional strings. These are great for those who want a more delicate nuances in their tone or a different colour than their buddies acoustic.

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            5.0

            Finally found what I've been looking for

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            from Undisclosed

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

            These strings don't produce the kind of volume many players are looking for, but for me, mostly just a living-room sofa picker, they're just fine. Very mellow, and far and away the most comfortable strings I've played. I really don't want anything else for fingerstyle. It's great that they're cheaper than other brands, but on the other hand, they don't last as long as some.

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