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Martin M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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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
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MartinM170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (9)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (6)

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

A great string on all levels.

By Songsdan

from Lebanon, IN

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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.

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    1.0

    2 strings broke before tuned

    By Jesse

    from Nashville

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    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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      5.0

      Would buy again

      By John

      from Boone, Iowa

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Made a big difference in playability on my Washburn acoustic. Easier on the fingers and still good tone.

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        5.0

        Original strings on my Martin steel string Backpacker

        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 M170 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These are the strings that originally came on my 2000 Martin Backpacker guitar. I tried some other extra light strings but plan to keep using these on this particular guitar. They sound pretty good on this little guitar which sometimes sounds like a banjo. Low tension makes them easy to play too.

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          5.0

          Yes

          By Jim

          from Hudson FL.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            Great strings got them on time thanks again

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            5.0

            Gift for grandson

            By Jlg4398

            from Rushville, IN

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            Verified Buyer

            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not for me

            By Kip

            from Hondo, NM

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            Verified Buyer

            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Strings at a Great Price

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            By Coca-Cola Cowboy

            from NC

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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

            By slo-blu

            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 atjxl

              from Phoenix AZ

              About Me Experienced

              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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