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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
  • 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 Round Wound Bluegrass Medium Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7)

    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

     

    Nice and cheap but don't last

    These strings are priced right but the sound deteriorates rather quickly. I play usually about an hour a day and the tone on these dies after 3 or 4 days. Try the Martin SP...Read complete review

    These strings are priced right but the sound deteriorates rather quickly. I play usually about an hour a day and the tone on these dies after 3 or 4 days. Try the Martin SP phosphor bronze. They sound great in a bluegrass context and retain their tone for at least a couple of weeks of regular playing.

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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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          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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                          4.0

                          I will but This product again!

                          By D28 Picker

                          from Lexington NC

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts

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

                            Love the sound of fresh strings on the ole Martin!! Enjoy using the Martin Bluegrass Strings.Great Quality and a Great Price From Musician's Friend!
                            Thanks!!

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