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Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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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The best strings for mowin' down some bluegrass!

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.

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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
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MartinM240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8)

    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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    3.0

    Good, but not for me

    By Bluzjam25

    from Bronx, NY

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flat Picking

      Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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

      By historyman

      from Spanish West Florida

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            Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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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            (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 Round Wound 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

              By Robbie

              from Mineral Bluf, 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 Round Wound 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

              By yingyang561

              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 Round Wound 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

              By bulldog

              from nf

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flatpicking

                Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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

                By 5748ed

                from West Virginia

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                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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

                    By CRISCOKID54

                    from JEFFERSON,GEORGIA

                    About Me Novice

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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 Round Wound 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

                      By joe

                      from CT

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                            Comments about Martin M240 80/20 Bronze Round Wound 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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                            5.0

                            Don't judge strings by their cover

                            By unbalancedforcesmusic

                            from Birmingham, AL

                            About Me Novice

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                            Pros

                            • Across Many Styles
                            • Great Overall Tone
                            • Strong
                            • Unique

                            Cons

                            • Slightly Less Lifespan

                            Best Uses

                            • Experimentation
                            • Practicing

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

                            I like these strings because of their unique sound from all the different types out there I've tried so far. Yeah, these are the sort of strings most people look at and say, "Ah, that's for rednecks" or, "I don't know if I should try it because it limits my style," but with these strings, don't judge a pack of strings by their cover!

                            These are really just what I call "balanced set" of 12 gauge strings, to be perfectly honest, but keep following me... that's what I prefer, since I like thicker strings give that bigger sound, balancing the strong chords as well as being able to bend and "proclaim" those lead notes. It also sounds great in other acoustic styles if you want every string you play to have it's own quote-on-quote "say" in the song and not just either get too small in the background or overpoweringly high. That's what I liked personally about these.

                            The only issue I found is that these don't last any longer than normal, maybe a little less really. But this recent pack I got really kept its sound for a while. Depends on how much you play, too.

                            It comes down to each one's own preference. Try them out! Think about it, you can't beat the price for what you're getting. Know you're going to get a pretty unique sound that once you hear, you may not want to let go of.

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