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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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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance

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MartinM170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Consistent (21)
  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Long life (14)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Back-up (12)
  • Concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (7)

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.

Reviewed by 43 customers

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5.0

Good Strings/ Good Price

By gwags76

from Western Pennsylvania

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I'm starting to really like Martin strings. I used another major brand of strings for 30 years and recently switched to Martins for my acoustics. They give a full tone without being too dark or too jangly and harsh. I usually change strings once a month unless I'm playing out- then I'll change every 2 or 3 days- these hold up for the entire period. Haven't broken any either and I play acoustic pretty hard. Recommended.

       
      5.0

      Great Price, fast delivery.

      By Roger Ramjet

      from San Angelo, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Practicing for public performance.

         
        5.0

        Only the best

        By Mic

        from Strasburg Va

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • I use nothing else on my accoustics
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          The best acoustic strings that I have found.

           
          5.0

          Outstanding

          By Mic

          from Strasburg Va

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • everyday and all occasions

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

            I use nothing but these Martin strings on my acoustic or acoustic electric guitars. I want nothing but the best.

             
            5.0

            Excellent value and quality

            By Keith

            from Bristol RI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performance
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              Very good value & quality

               
              5.0

              Quite satisfied

              By Klaus

              from Boston

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Great price and prompt delivery. Love musician's friend.

                 
                5.0

                Martin M170 extra light strings

                By RBSto

                from Lakewood, CO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

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

                  Love these strings. At first I was thinking that the extra light strings would be too tinny and wouldn't sound all that strong. They sound great! Easy on the fingers when practicing. When you plug an acoustic in you couldn't tell any difference in sound between the heavier medium strings or these extra lights. If you are a heavy strummer these probably wouldn't be the best choice but if you are a finger style player these are nice.

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice sound and comfort

                  By Johnny

                  from Ogden, IA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I use these on all of my acoustic guitars. I like the light feel and the tone is excellent.

                     
                    5.0

                    A great string on all levels.

                    By Songsdan

                    from Lebanon, IN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong
                    • Superb playability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      I work on home studio, writing and recording originals. These strings meet all of my expectations from Martiin products.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      2 strings broke before tuned

                      By Jesse

                      from Nashville

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easy

                      Best Uses

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

                        Normally I am huge fan of Martin strings, and I frequently use their extra light strings for my electric. However, these acoustic strings were ridiculously weak. The first string came bent in packaging. I decided to attempt to use it anyway, since returning it would be such a hassle. It broke before I was anywhere near the E. Ironically, it broke nowhere near where the bend was. The third string also broke while I was tuning it way before I was anywhere near the G.

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