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Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Guages: .013 .016 .026 .034 .044 .056Martin’s proprietary Nickel/Copper alloy blend wrap wire provides for a reduced pick attack and allows the guita...Click To Read More About This Product

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Bring out your guitar's true voice.

Guages: .013 .016 .026 .034 .044 .056

Martin’s proprietary Nickel/Copper alloy blend wrap wire provides for a reduced pick attack and allows the guitar’s tonewoods to be heard, not overshadowed. It offers a uniquely mellow, yet crisp, sound. Martin’s wrap is a solid Nickel/Copper blend, not nickel-plated, meaning there is no chance for defects to allow for corrosion. Martin's proprietary wrap is naturally strong and corrosion-resistant, so much so that it has been used in the propeller of dreadnought battleships and various machinery and tooling applications.


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MartinMTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Sound

I did not expect these strings to be so well rounded for nearly any style of music. These are now my favorite Martin string, although I have long liked Martin Marquis phosphor-bronze strings....Read complete review

I did not expect these strings to be so well rounded for nearly any style of music. These are now my favorite Martin string, although I have long liked Martin Marquis phosphor-bronze strings. But I think these will work on many different types of guitars besides dreadnaughts. I put my first set on an L-1 style guitar and was quite pleased. I received two more sets in the mail today, and one set will go on a dreadnaught for sure. I'll write another review for that set, but I'm looking forward to the experience already!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for me, but you might like 'em,

I tried these monel strings on my Martin DSL2 and D-35. In both applications I found them a"little dull" sounding.

I tried these monel strings on my Martin DSL2 and D-35. In both applications I found them a"little dull" sounding.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Sound

By BigPawPat

from Poncha Springs, CO

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Rich Harmonics
  • Rich Sound
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Not Just For Bluegrass
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I did not expect these strings to be so well rounded for nearly any style of music. These are now my favorite Martin string, although I have long liked Martin Marquis phosphor-bronze strings. But I think these will work on many different types of guitars besides dreadnaughts. I put my first set on an L-1 style guitar and was quite pleased. I received two more sets in the mail today, and one set will go on a dreadnaught for sure. I'll write another review for that set, but I'm looking forward to the experience already!

 
5.0

Yes

By Telelesp

from Smithsburg, MD

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great tone. Still testing the longevity. But defiantly worth a try.

       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for!!

      By Larry

      from Farmington Hills, MI

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All shows
        • Concerts

        Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Been looking for strings that are full enough, but cut through on the individual notes. I do a Single and need all the fill I can get. These strings filled the bill!!

         
        4.0

        I use these strings all the time

        By Scott

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Strings are highly subjective, but I really like these. I like that the string tension on the medium gauge strings is in between mediums and lights on phosphor bronze strings. This feels just right for me. And even though they are uncoated, the bound strings don't feel like they have as much friction as other medium gauge strings, which makes them easier on the fingers. Sound is very subjective, and obviously very dependent on the guitar, but to my ears the sound is very balanced. Between the reasonable price and the good quality, I think they are a bargain.

           
          2.0

          No good!

          By Salty Dog

          from Tn

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Did not last long

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            The strings went dead in in a 3 days.

             
            5.0

            So far, so good

            By 335

            from IN

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I have been reading about pure nickel strings and I've wanted to give them a try. The Martin Retro reviews were good and if Tony Rice likes them and uses them, they must have something positive to offer.
                I've only had them on my dread (solid mahogany b/s and Adi top) for a couple of weeks...but I love them.
                I hear the tone of the guitars wood. Not too bright but also not too dark or muddy. Very mellow.
                Urban legend has it that they get better with age. We'll see. But they sounded good new and they guitar sounds great after two weeks. Too early to tell or comment on how long they stay this way.
                I will be buying more and use them again. Time to try them out on an OM.

                 
                5.0

                sound really good, hopefully they will last awhile.

                By blessed218

                from ohio

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  play bluegrass and southern gospel in church.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not for me, but you might like 'em,

                  By grouchy old picker

                  from Texas Hill Country

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                  Pros

                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I tried these monel strings on my Martin DSL2 and D-35. In both applications I found them a"little dull" sounding.

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes, I would buy this product again.

                  By don't have one

                  from Texas

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I put these strings on my Martin D 28 and they sound great.

                     
                    5.0

                    I will buy this product again for sure.

                    By Ron

                    from undisclosed

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                    Comments about MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Outstanding string tone. Excellent product.

                     
                    5.0

                    Yes I WOULD BUY THEM AGAIN.

                    By Aubrey

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I had an unusal experience when i was installing the first set the 1st string had a flaw in it just above the twist for the keeper and it broke before i had the string even snug. But when i call M F replaced the set and i am very pleased we the strings. Thanks M F

                     
                    5.0

                    I love 'em

                    By Dev

                    from North Dakota

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      These strings are a vast improvement on Elixir. They're also much cheaper. I think I'll be playing these for a long time to come.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings & great price

                      By Just a picker

                      from WV

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          Brings out another layer of timbre and tone in the guitar

                           
                          4.0

                          beautiful sound & the slinkynessis superb

                          By brote

                          from naples fl.

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            good for practice and performance!!

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Music Store

                            By Pauline

                            from Oak Hill, Ohio

                            About Me Novice

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                Very pleased

                                 
                                5.0

                                great deal - great service

                                By Jim

                                from Denver

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                    They don't sound like the pb's everyone has been used to for years, so give them a chance on their own merit. Transparent - you're hearing your guitar, not your strings.

                                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Not the new packaging as shown

                                    By Bg

                                    from Carlisle pa

                                    About Me Novice

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                                    Pros

                                    • Good Tone

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                        Not as pictured. It appears they were clearing out their old stock that comes I a box with two strings to a sleeve. What is pictured is not what you get

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great, mellow strings.

                                        By friender

                                        from pa

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                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Good Tone
                                        • Long Life
                                        • Strong

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                          Had them on an old D-35 and they sounded really good. A bit too mellow for my liking, but they still sounded great. They also lasted quite long.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good Sound

                                          By KnightRyder

                                          from Nathalie, Va

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Tone

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                              I like Martin Strings anyway. But these bring out an old Bluegrass guitar sound. My guitar never sounded so good. The strings look like they would go on an electric instrument. The sound is great. Must have!

                                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              i love the tone and how they hold up.

                                              By red

                                              from alabama

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                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Good Tone
                                              • Long Life
                                              • Love Them
                                              • Strong

                                              Cons

                                              • Goooood

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup
                                              • Concerts
                                              • Great
                                              • Practicing

                                              Comments about Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Signature Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                              i am pleased with every thing i have bought from these folks

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