Martin Tony Rice Signature Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings

Legendary bluegrass artist Tony Rice worked with Martin to bring back Martin Monels -- the strings that bring out your acoustic's natural, woody sound.
C.F. Martin crafted these fine Monel strings to the exact specifications of legendary guitarist, Tony Rice. Made with a long lasting nickel-based alloy, these strings quickly mellow to a warm vintage tone that brings out the unique, woody sounds in your acoustic guitar.

"I never thought I'd see the day when I could put Martin Monel strings back on my D-28. Welcome back, old friend. I've missed you" - Tony Rice
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -
Bluegrass Gauge


Tension: 184.9
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT 41MTR13
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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837
(2 ratings)
Submitted March 19, 2014 by Tim W in Stafford Springs, CT
"A perfect fit!"
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I love using D'Addarrio on all my guitars and have been using them for 20 years but these Monel's will be my new strings of choice for my Gallagher Doc Watson. At first the sound of the bass sounded a little muted to my ear but after I played them for awhile I loved the balance between the bass and the sweet bell like tones of the treble strings. As I said I thought the sound was a little muted at first until my fiance heard me playing and remarked how much louder and clear my guitar sounded and she didn't know I had changed strings. These strings really shine with songs that are more jazz influenced. I have had them on for 2 weeks now with a lot of playing time and they sound great and hold tune perfectly. One other thing to mention is these strings broke in quicker than any other string I have ever tried. An awesome new string development.
Musical Background:
I have been playing acoustic guitar 40 years, 30 professionally.
Musical Style:
70's acoustic, bluegrass, fingerstyle,ragtime...
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