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Martin Clapton's Choice Acoustic Guitar Strings, MEC-12, Light Gauge

Play with the strings that produce the sound that Eric Clapton demands. These phosphor bronze strings have a distinctively warm, clear tone. (13) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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"When I play acoustic guitar, whether in a studio or on stage, these Martin Strings are my choice. They deliver the sound that I demand." - Eric Clapton

C.F. Martin and Company is proud to introduce the Artist Choice acoustic guitar strings, Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze. The Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze guitar strings have a distinctively clear, warm tone with a hint of brightness that can highlight the subtleties of any player's style. Live or in the studio, these strings deliver the kind of performance expected by Eric Clapton.

These strings are available in light and medium gauged sets and were inspired by guitar legend Eric Clapton who has worked with Martin on five signature guitars. The first limited edition in honor of Eric Clapton was the 000-42EC. Introduced a decade ago in 1995, the signed and numbered 461 guitars sold out within days. Since that collaboration, Martin has also presented the extremely popular Vintage Series 000-28EC stock model. Eric Clapton has also been honored with Martin's 000-42ECB and 000-28ECB Limited Editions -- each crafted from the finest Brazilian Rosewood. In 2004, Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara collaborated on Martin's 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera, one of the most stunning looking and sounding limited editions in Martin history.

With the introduction of these guitars and his increased time playing Martins, Clapton noted the superior strings that Martin manufactures for its superbly crafted instruments. The Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze is the result.

The Phosphor Bronze Light, MEC-12 Light, is ideally suited for auditorium, orchestra models, and other smaller body sized guitars and fingerstyle playing. The Phosphor Bronze Medium, MEC-13 Medium, is excellent for longer body guitars and popular for flat picking and strumming.

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MEC-12 Light Gauge:

E:.012
B:.016
G:.025
D:.032
A:.042
E:.054
Tension: 164.8

MEC-13 Medium Gauge:

E:.013
B:.017
G:.026
D:.035
A:.045
E:.056
Tension: 186.2
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
MEC-12, Light Gauge
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 in
MEC-13, Medium Gauge
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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"Clapton's Choice - Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.054 Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings."
Overall: I have been playing since I was seven I am 54 years young now. You can spend more money on acoustic guitar strings, but you will not find any better. I guess over the years I've played about every string on the market. I rate the Martin strings some of the best. I never go play music without extra. The Name Clapton says the rest.
Style of Music: Country, Blues, Christian and Rock.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The best strings I have ever used in over 30 years of playing!"
Sound: In over 30 years of guitar playing, these are the best guitar strings I have ever used. The sound quality is superior to any others I have ever used. They also last longer than any other strings I have ever used. The tonal qualtiy is excellent. Feature: Comes with a nice clapton sticker. No biggie, but it's cool. Ease of Use: Couldn't be easier to use. They are soft to the touch and they stretch/bend beautifully. Quality: Just the best I've ever used. Value: At less than six bucks, you can't beat them. Manufacturer Support: N/A The Wow Factor: Hey, it's got Clapton's name on it. What more can you want for an endorsment? Overall: As satisfied as a guy can be!
Style of Music: blues, rock, bluegrass, country, folk, ballads, alternative
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