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Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 11.5-14-23-28-38-47.Martin M200 12-String Folk Guitar Silk & Steel Round Wound Acoustic Strings are steel strings compound wound with silk on ...Read More

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Silky smooth sound and feel.

Gauges 11.5-14-23-28-38-47.

Martin M200 12-String Folk Guitar Silk & Steel Round Wound Acoustic Strings are steel strings compound wound with silk on the lower strings. The silk makes them softer to the touch and easier to play.

Martin Strings are high-quality intended for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements to make the grade. Martin guitar strings are wound to precise specifications.


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MartinM200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6)

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5.0

work horse strings

By a few too many

from alpine, texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong
  • you may want to have a some extra high G strings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • all performances

    Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    i get them in bulk every year's end

     
    5.0

    Great Prices, REALLY Great Customer Service

    By Howard

    from Elkridge, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        This was my first order from Musician's Friend (2 sets of guitar strings). When I had a problem with the order(shipped promptly, but apparently misplaced en route by UPS), Musician's Friend customer service not only responded to my email inquiry right away, but sent out replacement strings with no questions asked.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Belly relief

        By guitarpicker7

        from lower left corner of Ohiuo

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Reduced stress
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily use

          Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I found a late 1960s Yamaha 12-string acoustic at a garage for a ridiculous price, because it had a terrible belly, caused by light construction, general mistreatment, pressure from heavy strings, and poor humidification. I measured the belly-bump = almost a full inch! I cleaned it up, and began a slow process of re-humidification that lasted almost 8 months. I used home-made Zip-Lock snack bags with holes made by a hand punch, and new synthetic sponge material cut to fit. I wet the sponge and squeezed it out till the water wasn't dripping, slipped the packet into the sound hole and used painters tape to hold an old CD over the sound hole, then out it into a good case with tight-fitting lid. Checked every day and re-wet the sponge every day. After just a week, I found a big difference in the belly! I kept it up for 3 months before the top was flat. I did it for a long time longer, just to make sure it would be stable. When it was time to re-string, I had to consider using strings with less pressure. I remembered my early days, during the Folk Music Scare of the mid-1960s. I didn't know anyone still made Silk and Steel strings anymore! MF and Martin strings to the rescue! This Yamaha is rather delicately built for a 12-string = thin spruce top, thin bridge plate, and braces that are narrow and well-shaved. It has a deep booming sound when you thump the bridge. I've had the Martin strings on it for 3 months and it still plays and sounds great... so far, no sign of that belly bulge returning = I am also keep it well-humidified and it lives in that good case with those home-made humidifiers...

           
          5.0

          Dynamite! Very nice for what I needed on my 12.

          By Guy

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great sound and easy on the fingers.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            the perfect 12 string string

            By Charlie Brown

            from Kansas City

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Who doesn't think their 12 string would be better served with less tension on the neck? Bang, here's your strings. Bonus, easier on your fingers, too.

             
            5.0

            Excellent--for certain applications

            By Papa Charlie

            from East Bridgewater MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Shorter life than bronze wound strings.

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            12 string guitars are the "king" of guitars, and most players can NOT master them. One of the major problems in the vice grip left hand that is required to fight against the push back from the 12. I have been playing these for decades, and my all time favorite is the Guild F-212. I have one made in 1966 and have used it extensively. The secret is the strings. The light tension of these does the job nicely. They don't last a really long time. Once the silver plating begins to wear off, the tone and volume begin to head South. If you are having trouble with the action of your 12, try these-use "extra light gauge".

             
            5.0

            Vintage

            By slo-blu

            from VA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Vintage sound.

               
              5.0

              Worth the price!

              By Bokeoyaji

              from Milpitas, CA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Low Price

              Cons

              • Too new to say, if anything...

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Since I own three 12-string guitars and one (Takamine from ebay) never sounded all that great, even with the previous string change. So, I thought this was the one to get rid of. I bought the Silk and Steel to replace the worn out strings on this old Takamine, since it sounded terrible as is.

              When the new set was installed and tuned up, the sound was soooo amazing! Well, compared to how it used to always sound. My other guitar is a Martin 12-string and it sounds beautiful. Well...with the Tak sounding so good, I just had to compare it with the Martin, but when I did, I couldn't really tell the difference in sound quality, other than the Martin sounded louder in volume.

              Now, I'm not sure about selling the Tak.

              Now, if you're reading this, it might sound like BS, so take it with a grain of salt, I'd say. All I know is that Tak never sounded all that great since I bought it used and now, the tone is no different than the Life-Span (15 bux) that are on the Martin.

              That said, you'd have to consider the cost of the strings: 8, or 15 bux, where the slight difference (to me) is just the volume.

              The only thing I wish is that it came as extra light.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Value

              By Daniel

              from undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Solo Acoustic

                Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I love these strings. They stay in tune better than the last set I had and sound fantastic. They took an ordinary 12-string and made it my new favorite guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings. Great Price

                By Chuck

                from Colorado

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Martin M200 12-String Silk and Steel Custom Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  First off, I'm not a fan of PhosBronze strings. Never have been, never will be. I've always preferred nickel, steel or Monel wound. My hands perspire when playing/performing and PhosBronzes just doesn't react well or last any time with my skin oils/perspiration. These Martins fit the ticket at a great price and can't be beat. They last longer than I'd expect for such a low cost string. I've used these on my 12 string for a long time. The 12 isn't my main instrument in our performances, but is used a couple of times during each set. Buy a set and you won't be disappointed.

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