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Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Excellent sound and longevity with a silky feel.

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Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from 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.

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.

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

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MartinM180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (10)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (8)
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    • Experienced (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good choice for an old 12string!

It would be hard to go on and praise a set of guitar strings, but I can tell you this. I have been using Martins on my acoustics for quite a few years and...Read complete review

It would be hard to go on and praise a set of guitar strings, but I can tell you this. I have been using Martins on my acoustics for quite a few years and am always satisfied with the quality, longevity, and good tones…..I recently bought an old 1967 Framus Texan model 5/296 12 string. A nice guitar, but it hasn't seen any lovin' in a long, long time…..I had to glue a few things set the neck and bridge saddle… When I was ready for some strings, I choose the Martin 10's. A light gage string is always recommended on a 12 string of this age, because of the tension on the neck…… I ordered a couple of sets (one for now, one for later) and strung and tuned the Guitar …..Very mellow-

sounding Guitar, especially with the Martins……. I will always use martins on my acoustics…. I'm the kind of guy that likes to stick with a plan that works...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay strings

These strings were alright on my Mitchell 12-string, but as soon as I went to tune up the high octave G string, the string snapped and simply could not attain the G...Read complete review

These strings were alright on my Mitchell 12-string, but as soon as I went to tune up the high octave G string, the string snapped and simply could not attain the G tone. I think they used too high a gauge for this string, since it was the same as the high E string (.01 inches). I bought a set of Ernie Ball Singles of .009 inches and strung one on, and it worked fabulously. I guess it's just that little difference that makes it. Other that this mishap, the strings are fine and I expect them to last a while. However, I plan on buying D'Addarios next time to see if all of their string will work.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good choice for an old 12string!

By Jack Shaw

from Hanna, Indiana

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Self-tuning

    Best Uses

    • Reliable Old Friend

    Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    It would be hard to go on and praise a set of guitar strings, but I can tell you this. I have been using Martins on my acoustics for quite a few years and am always satisfied with the quality, longevity, and good tones…..I recently bought an old 1967 Framus Texan model 5/296 12 string. A nice guitar, but it hasn't seen any lovin' in a long, long time…..I had to glue a few things set the neck and bridge saddle… When I was ready for some strings, I choose the Martin 10's. A light gage string is always recommended on a 12 string of this age, because of the tension on the neck…… I ordered a couple of sets (one for now, one for later) and strung and tuned the Guitar …..Very mellow-

    sounding Guitar, especially with the Martins……. I will always use martins on my acoustics…. I'm the kind of guy that likes to stick with a plan that works...

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best

    By Woodpecker420

    from Madison Al

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    Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I put these on my martin guitar, 2 years And they still sound new. It sounds like eric clapton made my own guitar.

     
    5.0

    12 String extra light acoustic strings

    By 12stringpaul

    from La Grange ga

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Nice, never disappoints

       
      5.0

      The only acoustic strings I use

      By BJ

      from Knoxville, TN

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Great sound

         
        5.0

        Best Service Best Products

        By Bird

        from Taft, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I love working with Musicians Friend. NEVER had a bad experience! Keep it up Musicians Friend, you are the greatest!

             
            5.0

            I will shop here again.

            By Larry

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great price, fast shipping.

             
            5.0

            Great sound and a great price!

            By WFI

            from Huntersville,NC

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Replacement

                 
                5.0

                Full-length strings for a 12-String w/ Tail-Piece

                By Jim the Player

                from Princeton, IL

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Longer than some other brands
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Not my first choice for string gages

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I tried a set of Ernie Ball Earthtones on this guitar first, but with a combo of a 12-string headstock, and a short tail-piece, they simply came up short on string lengths... D and G courses would barely reach!

                Say what you will about Martin Strings, at least they are cut with enough length for the vintage guitars you may find out there! I think the Martins are not as clear-sounding as the Earthtones (just a tad of "muddiness", not terrible, but there), and I would have preferred a little more consistency on the choice of gage combination in the courses (which probably contributes a bit to the loss of clarity), but at least they don't scrimp on that extra inch or two on length!

                Martin strings in general have not been living up to my expectations for tone for quite a while now, but I always seem to be falling back on them as a go-to string when I'm just grabbing a random set to throw on... Whatever their issues may be, they are certainly consistent set-to-set! And sometimes, consistency trumps other considerations.

                 
                5.0

                Great sounding strings at an excellent value price.

                By zeppelinnerd1

                from Ft.Lauderdale

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    You can't beat Martin strings for consistent durability, ease of play, and quality of sound and at Musician's Friend, they are truly bargain priced.

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice choice

                    By Retiredbodyman

                    from Conecticut

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Overall good choice.

                         
                        4.0

                        12 strings

                        By napman

                        from wheeler,or

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any
                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          good value

                           
                          4.0

                          Consistent strings

                          By xxxxxxxxxxxx

                          from Worthington Ohio

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I have several 12 strings. The Martin's are a good string. Good sound,sustain and fair life.

                             
                            5.0

                            Low cost strings that sound wonderful

                            By Richard

                            from California

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I love martin stings. low price and sound great.

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent replacement for silk & steel

                              By Jeff'57

                              from LAUREL, MD

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Everything
                              • Verything

                              Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              For years I have used only light gauge silk & steel stings on my 12-string. With only one choice for those I decided to try these extra-light bronze stings and I have been very happy with the sound. I have tried phosphor bronze in the past and did not like the sound -- these are completely different!

                               
                              4.0

                              A good sounding string

                              By Lakeman

                              from Lake Waccamaw N.C.

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong
                              • Very Good For The Price

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • 12 String Sound
                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing
                              • The 12 String Sound
                              • The Give A Natural Sound

                              Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I started using Martin string a few years ago just to check them out and found they have a very good string and don't try to break you when you pay for them.

                               
                              5.0

                              NICE TONE AND GREAT VALUE !!

                              By Sawtry Rogue

                              from Bartlesville, Ok

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                              Pros

                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                These strings are a good low end product. They will last for 8 to 12 hours of really intense play time of hard licks and pickin'. They produce great volume on my 12 string and ring beautifully throughout the frequency range.. I have used these strings for several years and seldom break one. They represent the Martin name very well and are good sound for the money spent!

                                 
                                5.0

                                WOW

                                By blueshound

                                from IN.

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                • None yet

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                You can't go worng with these thay are very good!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Martin of course!!!

                                By pcake

                                from Cincinnati Ohio

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  Best strings ever!!!!

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Okay strings

                                  By Brian-pWj8y

                                  from Babylon, NY

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Comments about Martin M180 12-String 80/20 Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  These strings were alright on my Mitchell 12-string, but as soon as I went to tune up the high octave G string, the string snapped and simply could not attain the G tone. I think they used too high a gauge for this string, since it was the same as the high E string (.01 inches). I bought a set of Ernie Ball Singles of .009 inches and strung one on, and it worked fabulously. I guess it's just that little difference that makes it. Other that this mishap, the strings are fine and I expect them to last a while. However, I plan on buying D'Addarios next time to see if all of their string will work.

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