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Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges: .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052Martin Retro strings are crafted from a long lasting proprietary nickel based alloy blend thatmellows quickly to...Read More

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Bring out your guitar's true voice.

Gauges: .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052

Martin Retro strings are crafted from a long lasting proprietary nickel based alloy blend that
mellows quickly to a warm vintage tone that brings out the unique, woody sounds in your acoustic guitar.


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MartinRetro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best strings I've ever used!

These strings do exactly what they say. Your guitars voice will never sound better. I love them on my Martin OM-15. These strings bring something special out of the mahogany.

These strings do exactly what they say. Your guitars voice will never sound better. I love them on my Martin OM-15. These strings bring something special out of the mahogany.

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Not So Good

Stiff feel, tinny sound and not much "ring"

Stiff feel, tinny sound and not much "ring"

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5.0

Great

By reeko

from Freehold NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Strings are like butter to the fingers

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    5.0

    GREAT STRINGS

    By SouthPaw

    from North Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Been pick'n n grinn'n since the late 60's. In addition to my ele. guitars, I use 6 acoustic guitars and these strings overall simply stand tall with all the rest I've used. I find that the resonance and sustain is absolutely enhanced on every ax at every tuning used. I change em quite frequently, but at the sale price you and your playing can't go wrong.

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      5.0

      I like them......

      By Steve P

      from Louisiana

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I have on occasion used pure nickel custom lights for a nice warm vintage tone. These strings sound as good or better for half the price. I use Martin LifeSpan 80/20 Bronze Custom Lights on both of my acoustic/electrics.......I'll start alternating between guitars with a set of Retro Custom Lights from now on.

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        5.0

        Super fast, super cheap

        By AmyMac

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I bought the Martin vintage strings. They came within a few days and I love them. Cheaper than at the stores around here too

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              5.0

              Vintage "Retro" tone

              By Redassmusic

              from Clear Lake/Houston, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Tried them when they 1st came out. I like the tone & projection. I use them on all 3 of my acoustics.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not So Good

                  By Bill

                  from Cape Cod

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Stiff feel, tinny sound and not much "ring"

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Martin goes back in time

                      By Wild Bear Flies

                      from Arkansas

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Quality strings of a bygone era. These play great on my Martin guitar.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best strings I've ever used!

                        By Jeff

                        from Utah

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fingerpicking
                          • Light Strumming

                          Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          These strings do exactly what they say. Your guitars voice will never sound better. I love them on my Martin OM-15. These strings bring something special out of the mahogany.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          good alternative to bronze

                          By cdw

                          from Asheville NC

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              Been playing various bronze strings for decades on my Martin OM - these Monel strings have a different and interesting sound. Also the timbre varies more than bronze as you move towards and away from the bridge. They seem to have a longer life for me and bend well too.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              These will liven any accoustic guitar !

                              By jamin1881

                              from Houston Texas

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Martin Retro Series Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I would highly recommend everyone who owns an accoustic guitar to try these strings for better tone and longer life !!!

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