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Martin M130 Silk & Steel Folk Acoustic Guitar Strings (11-47)

These strings are perfect for folk artists and fingerpickers of any kind. They're copper-wound strings with a silk core. (13) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Martin Strings are high quality strings for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements in order to make the grade. Martin Strings are wound to precise specifications.

Set: M-130

Gauge: folk guitar
E: .0115
B: .014
G: .023
D: .028
A: .038
E: .047
Tension: 122.2

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Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 in
Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner.) Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles are warrantied for one year. Strings are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
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"Warm and sweet sound with complex overtones; great for intimate recordings!"
Sound: These strings are a niche product - if you're a general player, you probaby won't like them. However, for a fingerpicker on the right guitar - particularly cedar topped folk guitars - they give outstanding tone. I use them on my Seagull folk mainly for close-mic recording, and the tone is rich, warm, complex, with very, very sweet trebles. Detailed and delicate. Not for the country strummer who wants a robust strident tone. Feature: Silver plated copper wound strings over a silk core; silver plated steel unwound. Ease of Use: Easy to string up, but the lower tension associated with silk strings means you may need to set up your acoustic if you usually use bronze / pb. Maintain as normal. Quality: Been using them for years without any problems. Never had them break on me. Note that the wound strings will not hold their tone anywhere near as long as bronze or coated strings, but then, when they're new they sound fantastic! Value: More expensive than regular strings, but that sound.... Overall: These are still the best sounding mass-produced strings I've heard for deilcate finger-picking, Mitchell / Vega style etc. OK, the tone of the wound strings doesn't last as long as regular strings, they cost a bit more, they don't have any fancy coating.... but at the end of the day, tone is the most important factor. And these babies have a beautiful, complex tone.
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"smooooth as silk"
Overall: I put these on an ovation Balladeer and loved them. The Bronze strings were a bit too bright for my taste and pretty rough on my mostly electric guitar fingers, but these silk and steels were great. I used them a couple of decades ago and thought I'd give them a try on the new Ovation and was quite pleased. They sound great mic'ed or thru the piezo pickup and great acoustically. Easy on the fingers, not as loud as the bronze but, that's what the electric pickup is for. Just picked up a couple more sets.Though I plan on comparing a set of Ernie Ball's silk and bronze to these, just to hear the difference.
Style of Music: jazz,southern rock, reggae,techno
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