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

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Overview

  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance
Description & Specs
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    $18.49
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    - $12.00
  • New Price:
    $649

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Excellent sound and longevity with a silky feel.

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

Martin M190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from a composition bronze 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 guitar strings are wound to precise specifications.

Features

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

Your strings are the origin of your sound. Commit to quality. Order now.

 
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MartinM190 12-String 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

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        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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              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.

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                3.0

                .12's are too heavy for me

                By Layne

                from Iowa

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Just Too Heavy

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                  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

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