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Martin MM12 Retro Monel Strings, Light, 12-54

Bring out your guitar's true voice with Martin Retros


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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.

Monel Light String Gauges- E/12 B/15 G/25 D/31 A/41 E/54
Tension 172.8

Martin Item No. MM12

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    6 String Set

Believe the hype! These rule!


I am a bit of an OCD string comparo guy... in fact I've been known to burn through sets every couple of days just trying different brands and seeing how they affect the tone of my guitars.. These sound WAY better than I expected. I'm definitely a fan of DR Rares and Sunbeams but these are surprisingly loud and have excellent tenson, feel, and sustain. I thought they'd sound like electric strings on an acoustic but they are much closer to 80/20s only with a little something else. Try em. It's a cheap experiment and it's worth it! oh... and what are you doing still reading? order some and try em so you can spend this time playing instead of reading my silly meandering review!


Los Angeles, CA


The very best


I've been playing acoustic guitar for 40+ years and have owned many guitars and tried nearly every string out there. I bought a Gibson J-35 about a year ago and tried a LOT of different strings...Gibson, Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum, various Martin, Elixir, DR, GHS, D'Addario, Adamas...and the Martin Retros are hands-down the best strings I've had on it. These strings bring out the natural woody tone with a solid, clear bass response, yet perfectly balanced with nice highs and mids. I play in DADGAD tuning and play capoed most of the time up to the 10th fret, and this guitar has never sounded so good when capoed. Absolutely love these strings and highly recommend them.


Madison, AL


MM12 Retro Monel Strings, Light, 12-54

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