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Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Round Wound Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings employ a composition alloy to give brilliance, clar...Read More

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Excellent sound and longevity with a silky feel.

Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.

Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Round Wound Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings employ a composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The bronze winding is ideally suited for making strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.

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MartinM170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Jim

Overall, these are nice strings...I like the playability and crisp tone. The only negative is that you have to change them more frequently. That's a good trade-off, though.
I've been...Read complete review

Overall, these are nice strings...I like the playability and crisp tone. The only negative is that you have to change them more frequently. That's a good trade-off, though.
I've been using the Marin M170's for about six years now and, no matter how I try, I can't find another string that works as well for acoustic guitar. They are bright, "phat", responsive, and have good overall tone. The only negative that I've found is that you have to change them a little more frequently; but at the price, that's not too painful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me

Not a terrible string. These strings are weak on sound/tone & some of this is due to the lighter gauge which I expected some loss but it was more than expected....Read complete review

Not a terrible string. These strings are weak on sound/tone & some of this is due to the lighter gauge which I expected some loss but it was more than expected. They do seem to be strong & they don't sound bad, they are just weak on output. I will probably try the light gauge next time instead of these extra light. It really depends on the type of music you play & your style as Martin does make quality strings but these are not really for me.

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5.0

Gift for grandson

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from Rushville, IN

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        Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I purchased these strings for my grandson. He has taken an interest in playing guitar.

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        3.0

        Not for me

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        from Hondo, NM

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality
        • Weak sound/tone

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Not a terrible string. These strings are weak on sound/tone & some of this is due to the lighter gauge which I expected some loss but it was more than expected. They do seem to be strong & they don't sound bad, they are just weak on output. I will probably try the light gauge next time instead of these extra light. It really depends on the type of music you play & your style as Martin does make quality strings but these are not really for me.

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        5.0

        Great Strings at a Great Price

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        from North Carolina

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I ordered two sets of these strings for replacements when needed on my Sigma flat-top guitar. But I just bought an Ibanez Expressionist arch-top which came with flat wound strings that felt like I was playing steel cables. I replaced those with these on the Ibanez against a friends advice and I was pleasantly surprised at the result. They sound great and feel great. I don't know how long they will last yet, but they don't cost much, so that's not a big problem.

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        5.0

        Great

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        from va

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Vintage sound.

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          5.0

          Great Price at 3.97 / set

          By 

          from Phoenix AZ

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              ultra lights required for Martin Back Packer guitar

              these strings help this instrument sound as OK as it can sound

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Favorite Strings

              By 

              from Flat Rock,NC

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                    Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    These are really my favorite strings.I have tried several different brands most costing more and yet I keep coming back to Martin extra light.

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                    4.0

                    Good strings, nice, bright sound.

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                    from Hattiesburg, MS

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I use these strings on both of my acoustic guitars and even use them on my two solid bridge electrics. They have a great sound to them, and shine well with my play style. I usually keep a few new sets around for just in case I have a breakage during detuned sessions or over zealous playing, but they still usually last around four to six months of aggressive string attacks with a pick. Definately worth the money in my opinion.

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                      5.0

                      easy on the fingers

                      By 

                      from Lagrange, Ga.

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                      Pros

                      • Bend Effortlessly
                      • Brite And Clean Tone
                      • Easy on the fingers
                      • Easy To Fret
                      • Excellent Playability
                      • Unbeatable Price

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Easy For Older Players
                        • Playing at home
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These strings are so easy to fret and bend, while offering a consistant and bright tone.They are great for all players, especially those of us just playing at home for fun.It is getting hard to fret medium strings for me, so I switched to the extra light and now my fingertips don't hurt anymore.My Takamine now frets like a Taylor.

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                        5.0

                        Martin quality

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                        from Ohio

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Offered in the extra light weight preferred by my guitar-playing daughter.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Wonderful for young players and more!

                            By 

                            from Paris, Texas

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Play
                            • Good For Begginers
                            • Good For Younger Players
                            • Strong
                            • Very bright

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Begginers
                              • Smaller Guitars
                              • Very Bright Tone
                              • Very Bright Tone Lovers
                              • Young Players

                              Comments about Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I bought these for a ~13 year old student of mine, for what appears to be a 1/2 size guitar, they are much easier to play for her than the more common gauges.

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