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Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings

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Gauges 16-18-26-36-46-56.Experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Martin M980 Nickel Wound Bluegrass Res...Click To Read More About This Product

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Brilliant sound and excellent longevity.

Gauges 16-18-26-36-46-56.

Experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Martin M980 Nickel Wound Bluegrass Resonator Guitar Strings the best choice for your resonator guitar. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. Martin uses a nickel/steel alloy for tonal qualities which are best suited to accent the strong resonating tendencies. In addition, Martin Bluegrass resonator guitar strings are highly resistant to corrosion.


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MartinM980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Long life (13)
  • Well built / quality (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Resonator Strings for the Money

About 4 months ago I got a Rogue Classic Spider Resonator after playing electric guitar for about 4 years now. It's a great Resonator for the money. Just this weekend I replaced the stock...Read complete review

About 4 months ago I got a Rogue Classic Spider Resonator after playing electric guitar for about 4 years now. It's a great Resonator for the money. Just this weekend I replaced the stock strings with Martin M980 Resonator strings. Not only did this improve the sound tremendously, it also made playing this guitar even easier. Just replacing the strings was comparable to the first time I had my Strat set-up by a tech. This is the first set of strings I've put on this guitar since it was new so I can't compare these to Elixir's or D'Addario's but for the money you can't beat these strings. I'm glad I bought 2 sets because I will use these again!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not for a round neck

work long adjusting on my square neck got the action real nice no buzzing put the martin strings and I got buzzing on the A and D strings started readjusting never got the buzzing out...Read complete review

work long adjusting on my square neck got the action real nice no buzzing put the martin strings and I got buzzing on the A and D strings started readjusting never got the buzzing out , strings vibrated so much it was crazy. guess I'll have to go back to John Pearse bronze and start over adjusting my neck

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for Slide Work

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

My regal steel resonator came with lighter strings, which were much too bright and did not hold up well to slide play. Some new Martin Resonator strings and it was like a whole new guitar. A rich tone and very durable.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only strings I use

By JP-LUgBI

from Cartersville, GA

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Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

These are the only strings I use on both my dobro and my lap steel that I tune in open D. The price is right and they last. In 3 years of playing these strings daily I've only ever had one string to break. I change my strings about once a month. Price is right too!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Resonator Strings for the Money

By PoorBoy

from Beaverton, OR

Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

About 4 months ago I got a Rogue Classic Spider Resonator after playing electric guitar for about 4 years now. It's a great Resonator for the money. Just this weekend I replaced the stock strings with Martin M980 Resonator strings. Not only did this improve the sound tremendously, it also made playing this guitar even easier. Just replacing the strings was comparable to the first time I had my Strat set-up by a tech. This is the first set of strings I've put on this guitar since it was new so I can't compare these to Elixir's or D'Addario's but for the money you can't beat these strings. I'm glad I bought 2 sets because I will use these again!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!

By hope mcclam

from SC

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Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

Great sound and durability! The only strings I use on my dobro!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Martin Bluegrass strings

By mark rodman

from out west

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Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

Easy packaging, Martin did a great job with these.
I recently put a set of these on my Barcelona Dobro, and as with all Martin brand strings they are Awesome! Good and stiff, stay in tune and the stevens bar slides smoothly on them, highky recommend these to any Dobro player!
And through this site they are a Great buy!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings, Great value

By Jonathan Fine

from VT

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Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

As already state- highly recommended
I should admit that I have never purchased any other resonator strings, being a new resontaor guitar owner, but you HAVE to get special resonator- nickel- strings for your resonator guitar and these have done well and are a great value.

(2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Slide conversion gives new life to an old guitar!

By Bill Larson

from Arizona

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Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

Bought the steel guitar strings and nut to convert an old acoustic guitar to a slide guitar. Tricky fitting the nut to a fast neck, but applying tension evenly to the strings worked out fine even with the nut being wider than the guitar neck. Love the sound I get from this slide guitar now.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pleased with purchase

By William

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

very good strings for the reso. good tone and quality

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN

By Oldzman

from Menomonie , wi

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

    IM REPLACING MY FACTORY STRING ON A ROGUE LAP STEEL AND THESE COME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, TUNE THEM TO C6 AND READJUST THE BRIDGE

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will surely but this product again

    By Don

    from Whitesboro, Oklahoma

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

      I love the sound of these strings. They hold their tune very well. Only had to retune a couple of times.

       
      5.0

      Big impact on sound, even on inexpensive guitars

      By Bob Saruk

      from Saundersville, MA

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

        These strings were installed on an entry-level Fender Squier flat top guitar wth a Golden Gate Resonator Guitar Extension Nut. It has made a vast improvement to the overall sound and tone. I was considering buying a resonator guitar but now I will wait after making this inexpensive adjustment.

         
        5.0

        Great Strings for Lap Steel guitar

        By Kountry Cuz

        from Georgia

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

            I use these Strings on My Kountry Cuz Lap steel guitars That I Build

             
            4.0

            Good old timey sound great price

            By Poppy

            from Missouri

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                I'm old so I like old music these work great for me. Not so much a modern sound but great for slants and old time music

                 
                5.0

                M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings

                By Kuma

                from Frisco, TX

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Not Consistent

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                Thank you in providing good products with reasonable price.

                 
                1.0

                not for a round neck

                By dogg

                from lexington

                About Me Experienced

                Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                work long adjusting on my square neck got the action real nice no buzzing put the martin strings and I got buzzing on the A and D strings started readjusting never got the buzzing out , strings vibrated so much it was crazy. guess I'll have to go back to John Pearse bronze and start over adjusting my neck

                 
                5.0

                Great Resonator Strings

                By Kountry Cuz

                from Georgia

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • picking led
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                  I Build Custom Lap Steel Guitars and Use these String's on them
                  Kountry Cuz Music

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Blazey

                  from Vidalia,GA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                    These last way longer than your typical acoustic b.p. strings.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Resonator Strings

                    By GnLguy

                    from Central KY

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                      With these strings, I can easily get a great Delta blues tone
                      Installed these to replace originals on a Washburn R45 resonator. Recd the guitar as a factory second so I had to do a full set up and it was a learning experience for me. To get the bridge and nut slots low enough, I took these strings off several times and each time, they tuned up and retained great tone. I've been going from Open D to Open G to Std tuning with no problem of breaking plus they stay in tune very well

                       
                      5.0

                      best for my use

                      By Oldzman

                      from Menomonie , wi

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                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                        as usual great buy

                         
                        5.0

                        Good strings

                        By Carl

                        from Las Vegas

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin M980 Nickel Wound Standard Resonator Strings:

                          Practice

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