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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 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (130)
  • Consistent (110)
  • Well built / quality (71)
  • Long life (60)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (8)
  • Not consistent (4)
  • Poor tone quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (113)
  • Back-up (73)
  • Concerts (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (97), Professional musician (39), Novice (22)

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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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Strings, strings, strings & more strings

By Nick

from Tidewater Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good for beginner or intermediate

      By Old but gettin it done

      from Lyons, KS

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Excellent
      • None

      Best Uses

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

        Excellent quality and sound regardless of the price

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome place, will always buy from here

        By Cindy

        from Biloxi, MS

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I am very pleased with purchase and recommend you all to everyone! Very satisfied with product, speed of delivery and the free shipping.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          all i can say os awesome

          By eagle79

          from richlands, va

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Everyone Should Buy These
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            These strings are awesome i would buy them again and again

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love These Strings

            By Sirius

            from Wiscoy, NY

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Nice Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performing
              • Practicing

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

              I originally hesitated buying these strings after reading the critical review claiming they sound bad, don't stay in tune, and break easily. That has definitely not been my experience so far. Admittedly mine is still a relatively short-term assessment, and so I cannot yet attest to their durability and long-term stability, but after changing out the old strings that came on my guitar (a just-purchased AJ-220SCE) I can say there is a very obvious improvement in the acoustic volume and sound, comparable to putting on a fresh set of D'Addarios. I have not experienced any problems with breakage, intonation or tuning. Also, they present a nice soft feel to the fingers which makes forming chords and solo notes quite easy. For the price these strings are a steal, and I rate and recommend them highly.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I like them

              By Nez

              from Little Rock

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

              I did provide a value.
              I've played nearly 50 years as a flatpicker and fingerpicker. I own a high-end Santa Cruz guitar (27 years) and have used lots of different strings. I personally see and hear no difference between these and uncoated 80/20 name brands. You want to spend (waste, IMHO) money on coated or Phosphor strings, that's your business. But if you're like me and and prefer the sound of basic brass strings, these are as good as the name brands and are less expensive. Win/win.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              An honest value

              By Wooooooo

              from South Dakota

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

              I'm normally pretty picky about my strings. I've played many types and gauges over the years and I know what I like. For the price of these I figured they were worth a shot, just to see what the fuss was all about. Musicians Gear strings come in a glossy box with a single clear plastic package inside holding all of the strings. Four wound, two unwound strings in great color and shape. While they don't sound like an expensive string, they do sound bright and balanced. In my experience, all of the Musicians Gear strings last about a month of solid playing and then the tone deteriorates fairly quickly. It's a sharp decline. You'll know when they're dead because you won't enjoy playing on them anymore. But for a few dollars it's really not an issue. If you enjoy them, just buy another pack every month. A solid value. Not the best strings, but in my opinion better than GHS and Ernie Ball.

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good buy----no problems

              By jerry

              from penna.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Best place to buy all what ever you need.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Strings

                By Wild Bill

                from Baden - Pa.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  Great strings for the money. been using them for over a month. Play about one hour a day and they still sound great. Try them.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Acoustic Strings

                  By Tom

                  from Oxford, Georgia

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      I just want to give a Thank's to MF. for sending me the strings. I'm an learner, an bought a less espensive acoustic guitar. When I receive'd it was back in the cold winter, but the string's were corrodid. I ask MF. if they would send me a replacement for them. I had ordered some other small supplie's pic's and tuner. I rec'd those, and the next week I had a email saying my strings had been sent. Restored faith in Musician'Friend. Thank's Again. Tommy Smith.

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