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Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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No bells or whistles. Just pure, ringing tone.

Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.

Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are designed to deliver consistent quality and tone with every set. Great for daily play and appropriate for all skill levels.

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MartinM190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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4.0

Good for Dropped Tunings

By MusicfromFDR

from Newport News, VA

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I own a 12-string Seagull acoustic guitar which I bought used over 22 years ago. I just bought these strings to experiment with lower tunings on the "old bird." I formerly used extra-light gauge strings (.010" to .047"), but those started to buzz and flop like rubber bands when detuning to C#.

    These "light" gauge strings (.012" to .054") definitely solved the "rubber band" problem when tuning down to C! The Seagull now has quite a "growl" with this tuning. Even with a capo on the 1st fret to achieve the C# that I wanted, the "growl" is still there; yet the strings are relaxed enough so that I can play barre chords without excessive force. Plus, the price was very reasonable, especially since I bought these strings for experimentation.

    I would recommend these strings to anyone considering lower tunings on an acoustic 12-string guitar. I would NOT recommend these strings for anything close to standard pitch.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    .12's are too heavy for me

    By Layne G

    from Iowa

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Just Too Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      On a 12 string guitar, I just found these .12's too heavy. It was hard to hold the chords down, it bowed the neck on my 1970's Fender 12 string. My fault, I just ordered these because they were cheap. I will stick to .10's for my 12 string

       
      4.0

      12 Strings are better than 6

      By Bruiser

      from Fresno

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Love the sound of fresh strings, and a 12 String sure breaks up the day. Martin strings have a bright sound and I normally go with a small guage for that reason.

         
        5.0

        Hard to find in stores, thanks for carrying

        By Paul Race

        from East of Enon, Ohio

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Needed to replace the strings on my professional Ovie 12-string, and couldn't find my favorite brand Martin Marquis Lights anywhere locally. Apparently all 12-string owners now play only "extra lights." These brought back the tone I love. Thanks for keeping them available.

             
            5.0

            The Only Way to Go

            By psuptspitt

            from Mars PA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Worship Leadership

              Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              You can't go wrong with Martins!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              disappointed

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Consistent
                • Poor Tone Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  just sounded awful. took them right off.

                   
                  5.0

                  Extremely satisfied with these strings

                  By Squire

                  from Mountains of Pa

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                  Pros

                  • Brilliant Sound

                  Cons

                  • No Cons Just Good Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I was setting the action on this 12 string for a friend and, talked him into letting me restring it also.What a difference it made,It didn't sound like the same guitar.The tone was so sweet and full after installing the M 190 12 string set.Thanks for your good products and value. Paul in the Mountains of Pa.

                   
                  5.0

                  GOOD TONE, GOOD PRICE!

                  By MIKENANDI

                  from BIRDSBORO, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I like to use Martin strings on all of my acoustic guitars. They hold up just fine for me when I'm practicing, and I really beat on my guitars. I always put on a new set before every gig and after I stretch them out I never have a problem with them going out of tune or breaking. Of course that also has a lot to do with the guitar. String up your 12 string with these. For the price you can't go wrong.

                     
                    5.0

                    Fast and easy

                    By Waikiki bobby

                    from Hawaii

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                    Comments about Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Light strings always tune well open but bend out of tone easily
                    But they are easy on 12 string neck

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