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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...Read More

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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 requirements to make the grade. Martin Strings are wound to precise specifications.

The best strings for mowin' down some bluegrass!

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

Want the best sound? Martin guitar strings are the way to go!

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

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (9)

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 satisfied!

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from Pineville, KY

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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.

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    3.0

    Good, but not for me

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    from Bronx, NY

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    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.

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      4.0

      good strings

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      from Spanish West Florida

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      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.

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      5.0

      Makes my guitar sound beautiful

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      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.

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        5.0

        Durable and great sounding strings

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        from Mineral Bluff, GA

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        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.

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        4.0

        Excellant Strings for an Excellant Price

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        from Virginia

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        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!

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        5.0

        Medium Light

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        from nf

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        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.

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          5.0

          bright sound & tone, excellent value

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          from Fayetteville W. Va.

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          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

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              5.0

              GREAT TONE AND CLARITY

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              from JEFFERSON,GEORGIA

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              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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                5.0

                Cheap and snappy

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                from CT

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

                I like the 80/20 blend for brightness. It's these or D'Addarios, and these are cheaper. They perform well. I play fingerstyle daily and change strings every three weeks.

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