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Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze guitar strings deliver a strong, deep bass response with extremely bright and crisp overtones. They are made from an 80% co...Read More

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Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze guitar strings deliver a strong, deep bass response with extremely bright and crisp overtones. They are made from an 80% copper and 20% zinc alloy, and are manufactured to the highest tolerance standards to enhance your musical enjoyment and performance.


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Musician's GearAcoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (95)
  • Consistent (80)
  • Well built / quality (53)
  • Long life (44)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (87)
  • Back-up (59)
  • Concerts (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (70), Professional musician (34), Novice (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strings, strings, strings & more strings

Affordable strings are wonderful. At the rate I go through a set these fit the bill. I put some top shelf 80/20's on my dreadnaught and they last about 3 weeks...Read complete review

Affordable strings are wonderful. At the rate I go through a set these fit the bill. I put some top shelf 80/20's on my dreadnaught and they last about 3 weeks max, usually two.

It's the same with electrics.

No matter how much or how "great" a certain string is, I get 2 and maybe 3 weeks out of them if that particular guitar is in heavy rotation. And by the 3rd week they're usually over ripe.

With acoustics the degradation in playability/sound is very obvious, electric strings can be disguised a bit with effects etc... but acoustic strings are bare naked and tell no lies. If they are going bad... it is readily apparant.

Do these work for me? Yes. Are they the "greatest" strings ever? No hype... they do the job and are on par with everything else out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Value, Nice Packaging, Bad Tone

I tried a new set of these out on an Alvarez AD60 acoustic/electric with a TUSQ saddle and what are likely a regular plastic nut and bridge pins. To give you an idea...Read complete review

I tried a new set of these out on an Alvarez AD60 acoustic/electric with a TUSQ saddle and what are likely a regular plastic nut and bridge pins. To give you an idea of the sounds I am used to, I generally use Elixir lights and use both phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze versions and in nanoweb and polyweb versions. For uncoated strings I use D'Addario EJ16 light phosphor bronze strings.

PROS

For being inexpensive, the strings are packaged well. The outer box is not sealed, but each individual string is sealed in clear plastic with the string name and number printed in large lettering. The ends are all brass, but with the individual packaging, it eliminates the need for color coding. This is a great feature for beginners, those that don't string often, or even those without good vision - no having to refer back to a tiny print color coding chart, which can be different for different brands of strings.

Also, the box had a hanger tab, which is really handy for me to hang on a long peg on my workbench pegboard until the strings are needed.

CONS

The sound on these strings is EXTREMELY bright and it makes the guitar, who's sound I always get compliments on, sound like a bottom of the line laminate top guitar in my opinion.

The thinner strings seem to kink more easily than other brands I have installed, I suppose they could have been like that in the package, but if so I did not notice.

Compared to other non-coated strings, my fingers, which are calloused but smooth, really "stick" to the strings and there is a lot of string noise.

Immediately after stringing and tuning, my clean fingertips had gray and black lines on them after playing these strings for about 10 minutes. I was surprised by this as usually it only happens when playing on old or dirty strings.

I can't recommend these for sound quality, but at the price I am not disappointed I tried them out.

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4.0

very good strings

By Cat Hair

from Alabama

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I think string prices are mostly hype. Charge a big price and buyer believes it is of a better quality.
      In my experience, strings need changed regularly if not frequently. These strings will give me 150+ hours of practicing (about a month) where the expensive coated strings, which claim to "last up to three times longer" give me about one week before the coating is coming off in shreds. Of course I will put on new strings before any performance. I have not yet encountered the finger tip discoloration one reviewer has mentioned.

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      4.0

      i would buy this again.

      By Brian

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Good sounding strings at a great price.

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      5.0

      Would buy again.

      By Sharon

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Good quality!

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      5.0

      Great for the price!

      By Guitar Mike

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Great for the price!

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        4.0

        Good budget strings

        By Kevin

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These are great budget strings. I tend to change my strings quite often as sound quality diminishes. I don't really know how to explain it, but even though I would have normally changed out the strings by now, I keep them on because there is a unique quality and tone still left in them.

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          4.0

          Great, cheap strings.

          By Theweeze

          from Selmer, TN.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I replace strings for my students when needed.

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            4.0

            yes

            By no

            from preston idaho

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              practice,good price

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              5.0

              Great alternative to high priced strings

              By Daleharper66

              from Winfield, WV

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I needed an inexpensive solution for a friend's son, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of these strings. The tone is amazing and they stay in tune quite well.

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                5.0

                nice strings at a great price

                By Timothy

                from undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I build, sell, and play 3 & 4 string cigar box guitars. These strings give the primal Delta Blues tone, at a very affordable price.

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                    5.0

                    acoustic strings

                    By dont have one

                    from escondido ca.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Acoustic 12 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      decent strings at low price

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