Martin Clapton's Choice Acoustic Guitar Strings

Play with the strings that produce the sound that Eric Clapton demands. These phosphor bronze strings have a distinctively warm, clear tone.

"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 read more 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:

Tension: 164.8

MEC-13 Medium Gauge:

Tension: 186.2
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 41Y19MEC12
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 41Y19MEC13

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 610-759-2837

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (11 ratings)
Submitted June 17, 2007 by a customer from
"The best strings I have ever used in over 30 years of playing!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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As satisfied as a guy can be!
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.
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.
Just the best I've ever used.
At less than six bucks, you can't beat them.
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Hey, it's got Clapton's name on it. What more can you want for an endorsment?
Musical Background:
30+ years atage & studio experience & 20+ years as a guitar instructor
Musical Style:
blues, rock, bluegrass, country, folk, ballads, alternative
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