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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 187 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (121)
  • Consistent (104)
  • Well built / quality (67)
  • Long life (57)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (7)
  • Not consistent (4)
  • Poor tone quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (106)
  • Back-up (71)
  • Concerts (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (91), Professional musician (38), Novice (20)

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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5.0

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By cappi66

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

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

    Great string sounds as good as any I have tried

     
    4.0

    Great for the price

    By TonyWo

    from Ormond Beach, Fl

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    Pros

    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I use these all the time . Surprisingly The wound strings last forever. I do not get G string fret bumps like i do from almost every other manufacturer, including elixers etc. the downside is the steel strings lose tone fast. one gig. I have found ten packs of steel strings so i replace those two and then i have a perfect set .

         
        5.0

        Best string deal, anywhere!

        By Buckitonuts

        from N.W. Arkansas

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I've been buying these strings 10 sets at a time, for 15 years. They are all I use.

           
          5.0

          Very Surprised!!

          By Chet but not Atkins.......

          from Jacksonville, NC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • haven't had them on long enough to say long life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

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

            I have no complaints, very decent strings.

             
            5.0

            Great strings

            By Ted

            from Illinois

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Makes beautiful music. Love 'em.

               
              4.0

              Worth the money

              By Mike

              from NC

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Good strings, nice and bright. May not last quite as long as the name brands but for the cost you can't go wrong.

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings !!!

                By Pat

                from North Carolina

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

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

                  Having recently loss access to my favorites strings due to there being discontinued I AM so happy to find these. I had doubts as to there quality at first thoughts but I gave them a try and I have now found my replacement favorite strings !! Thanks Musicians Friend AGAIN !!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Acoustic 12 80/20 strings

                  By guitarman

                  from Burns Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

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

                    These are affordable strings that do a good job

                     
                    3.0

                    I don't get the 5 star reviews

                    By Acoustic Dude

                    from Florida

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

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

                      I used these to replace a set of 1-yr old D'addarios and I wish I had kept the D'addarios. Not that these are bad, they aren't. But come on guys . . . these strings are slightly thinner gauge than my D's and yet they feel so much thicker and take more effort to fret.

                       
                      5.0

                      Strings

                      By Dixie

                      from PRP., KY

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        WOW

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