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Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 28-32-40-30-35-43.Martin Classical strings, made of crystal nylon, come in silver and bronze, plain-end and ball-end for every style classical...Click To Read More About This Product

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MartinM160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Classical Strings

i own a lo-end classical guitar that i use for different songs & projects. I purchased these primarily for the ball ends as I don't like the idea of tying the ends. These...Read complete review

i own a lo-end classical guitar that i use for different songs & projects. I purchased these primarily for the ball ends as I don't like the idea of tying the ends. These strings made my guitar sound 100% better than the ones that came with the guitar. I plan on buying more of these & I also want to try the regular tension. Excellent Strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst Srtings EVER!

These are the worst sounding strings I've put on any of my guitars, ever! They only lasted a week and a half before the windings were coming off the D and A strings! ...Read complete review

These are the worst sounding strings I've put on any of my guitars, ever! They only lasted a week and a half before the windings were coming off the D and A strings! Perfect example of "you get what you pay for" Ugh!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Classical Strings

By Shortcut

from Sweet Home Alabama

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Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

i own a lo-end classical guitar that i use for different songs & projects. I purchased these primarily for the ball ends as I don't like the idea of tying the ends. These strings made my guitar sound 100% better than the ones that came with the guitar. I plan on buying more of these & I also want to try the regular tension. Excellent Strings.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Break too easily

By Roger

from Kansas

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Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

I purchased 3 sets of these. Within the first hour of receiving them, I broke the high E string in 2 of the sets. I was careful to tighten them slowly and still had them break. The second one broke while the guitar was not even being played. I got it up to pitch, played for a while, set it down, and 5 minutes later I heard it snap. There has to be some brand that does not have this problem. I won't buy anymore of these. They are crap.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Srtings EVER!

By Mat-wQdqN

from Whitby

Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

These are the worst sounding strings I've put on any of my guitars, ever! They only lasted a week and a half before the windings were coming off the D and A strings! Perfect example of "you get what you pay for" Ugh!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Nylon Strings I've tried!

By EmeeBee1982-bKd_D

from Salt lake City, Utah

Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

I have a very low end classical guitar, horrible action ( in my opinion ) awkward size, just not amazing, by any means. When I put these strings on it though.. IT WAS GLORIOUS. I will never buy a different brand of nylon strings again. I am set.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best acoustics I've ever played

By David Schmitt

from Florida

Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

Definitely buying more, might give them away as Christmas presents this year. No kidding, that good. So, uh, if you get like 10 sets of strings in your stocking, you know who posted this review, guys ;-)
Silver/nylon doesn't start looking "cruddy" as fast as phosphor-bronze/nylon and is easy on the fingers and smooth as silk,
After a "normal" break in (put them on one day, brought just up to tune, left it alone until ready to play with it a few days later) they stretched very little after that, no more than "fresh" steel acoustic strings.
Amazing price for such a great set of strings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

martin strings

By pedgalad

from toronto, ontario

Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

despite previous reviews, these are the best classical guitar strings ive used if used correctly. they set very quickly and keep a beautiful tone for months.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Martin Hi Tansion M160 nylon guitar strings

By Sam Yakley

from NE Oklahoma

Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

These strings are like stringing your guitar with rubber bands. After a few weeks they are still stretching. Now the high E has broken while resting in the case. Apparently Martin is not into nylon strings very well. I'll not be buying any more of these.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Meatball

from Huntington, New York

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

    I use these for my knock around Acoustic and the have great tone only time will tell if they hold up as I just put these on the other day. I have never used martin strings before but by the look of them I think they will hold up fine.

     
    4.0

    good strings

    By nyoman

    from central Florida

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

      good strings and easy to put on.

       
      5.0

      Excelent quality great sound

      By Vic-S

      from DALLAS tx

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

        The best

         
        5.0

        I would use this product as I have always done.

        By Alex

        from Newberry springs ca

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

          It's a great product and it has good value.

           
          5.0

          Love the sound of these nylons.

          By Squire

          from Mountains of Pa

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church performances

            Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

            I really like the loud punch from these nylons.Much louder than I expected, with just light picking. Thanks

             
            5.0

            great strings

            By cptenaud

            from wisconsin

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

              play very little classical or spanish. so i need strings to last long time without playing.

               
              5.0

              Neat sounding strings

              By C the Player

              from Burbank, CA

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

              Not your traditional nylon strings. Very full, bold sound. After less than a week of casual playing, one string snapped in the middle of the night. Not sure if this will be a regular thing with these strings or if it was a freak accident.

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Jorge

              from Clovis, CA

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              Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

              Very good product.....the strings are great and the sound is wonderful,

               
              5.0

              Good for Hybred classicals

              By bassdale

              from Central Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Most Like Steel Strings
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Hybred Nylon String Guita
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                I play a lot of steel string guitar and got a hybred nylon so that I could get a softer attack and more tone these strings do just that. I maintain the feel of a steel string and find a increase in volume a real plus. not recomended for a youth classical guitar beginner might be too tight.

                 
                5.0

                Good deal

                By Eman

                from Bklyn nyc

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                Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                good deal as always n arrived quickly

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By Black Magik

                from Philadelphia, Pa

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Price
                • Quality
                • Tension

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All

                Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                Great strings and value. The tension is perfect. The packing and strings are execllent, as with all Martin prodicts.

                 
                5.0

                great sound easy install

                By timmeh tarzan

                from Los Osos

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    When you have guitars in every room in the house the classical strings need to string fast , the ball ends are great because there's not slippage like the traditional way great strings as allways

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Incredibly Poor Quality Item

                    By Egomaniacal Freak

                    from Hawaii

                    Comments about Martin M160 Silverplated Ball-End High Tension Nylon Classic Guitar Strings:

                    I expected Much more from Martin but as soon as I recieved this poor item I opened the package and started to put the strings on. One by one they all snapped before even reaching the correct note. Never..Ever buy this item unless you want incredibly poorly fashioned strings.

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