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Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 12-16-25-35-45-56.Martin 80/20 Bronze guitar strings are a high-quality solution for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requireme...Click To Read More About This Product

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MartinM240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These strings have a place

There are so many reviews out proclaiming a certain set of strings to be amazing or terrible. With so much subjectivity of what's good or bad, I decided to buy a bunch of different...Read complete review

There are so many reviews out proclaiming a certain set of strings to be amazing or terrible. With so much subjectivity of what's good or bad, I decided to buy a bunch of different kinds of strings (all roughly the same gauge for comparison's sake), try them, and objectively describe the sound as best I can. These went first.First off, these were the least expensive of my trial group, so if you go through strings a lot that might factor in to your decision.As far as tone was concerned, these started extremely bright, and after a couple of days settled in to just bright. Pounding away at open chords is where these strings shined. Big, booming sounds that were very harmonically rich jumped out with every strum. The lower three strings have a lot of presence, so ornamentations and bass lines sound loud and clear.For how bright the tones are, the higher strings fade a bit into the background of full chords. Single note lines and arpeggios across the higher strings had a tendency to sound brittle and thin Overall, these are great for bluegrass as the name implies, they project well, and the extra bass is wonderful for driving a beat. Open tunings to belt out your delta blues licks sound incredible. Country tunes and classic rock work wonderfully on these as well. The lack of clarity on the high strings, brightness almost to excess, and less than stellar string to string balance are the reasons I wouldn't recommend these if you're looking to play American fingerstyle, jazz, or anything else that's more melodic than rhythmic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not for me

Although the tone of these are good, my problem is their stiffness, therefore I recommend these for non-finger-picking folk. They are best used flat-picking with a pick. They do not have any real...Read complete review

Although the tone of these are good, my problem is their stiffness, therefore I recommend these for non-finger-picking folk. They are best used flat-picking with a pick. They do not have any real bend in them either and are difficult to play blues leads on.

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5.0

Very pleased.

By MrHooligan

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Price for what you get is unbearable. Im 30 years into playing acoustic and electric and these strings deliver the goods. With a properly setup acpustic these strings feel awesome. Great tone and reliability.

     
    5.0

    Very satisfied!

    By Big John

    from Pineville, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have played acoustic guitar for the past 34 years and I have NEVER used any other brand of strings besides Martin. I trust the Martin brand and like the sound and quality of all of their products.

       
      3.0

      Good, but not for me

      By Bluzjam25

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flat Picking

        Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Although the tone of these are good, my problem is their stiffness, therefore I recommend these for non-finger-picking folk. They are best used flat-picking with a pick. They do not have any real bend in them either and are difficult to play blues leads on.

         
        4.0

        good strings

        By historyman

        from Spanish West Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These are good strings. Bright, crisp, slightly tinny, good country music sound but could be used for any style.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Makes my guitar sound beautiful

        By zim

        from Orem, UT

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        Pros

        • Good On The Fingers
        • Good Tone
        • Nice Bass Note

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Awesome strings. I bought these for my Washbrun WD20SCE and they make it really boom! Great tone and loudness.

           
          5.0

          Durable and great sounding strings

          By Robbie

          from Mineral Bluff, GA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Performing
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I have been using these strings for years and I love them. I try to buy them in bulk when I can. Great sound.

           
          4.0

          Excellant Strings for an Excellant Price

          By yingyang561

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • NA
          • None To Note

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Great sounding strings for an extrodinary price!! I absolutly love everything about these strings especially the price. In most music stores in the area I live this set of strings will cost a lot more. Awesome buy!

           
          5.0

          Medium Light

          By bulldog

          from nf

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flatpicking

            Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I like these strings alot the light gauge trebles are easier to play and you still get the deep bass notes.

             
            5.0

            bright sound & tone, excellent value

            By Ed

            from Fayetteville W. Va.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Lot of string for the money. This is my first set of Martin. I've been usings strings 4 times the price. If these work out, I've got 7 guitars to re-string ---- Thanks

                 
                5.0

                GREAT TONE AND CLARITY

                By CRISCOKID54

                from JEFFERSON,GEORGIA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bass Sound Is Deep
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • Used In Everyday Uses

                  Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I RECOMMEND THESE FOR ALL TYPES OF MUSIC.GREAT TONES

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