Martin Retro Monel Tony Rice's Choice Acoustic Guitar Strings

Use the same strings as Tony Rice! These Martin Retro Monel strings offer a warm sound that's lively in the top end, a perfect choice for bluegrass.
Retros are the original Nickel acoustic string all the way from the 1930s. Retro strings offer a uniquely mellow, yet crisp sound that allows your guitar's natural tonewoods to be heard. They are crafted with Monel, a solid nickel/copper wrap wire -- not nickel-plated -- meaning there is no chance for defects in the plating to allow for corrosion. Martin's proprietary wrap wire is naturally corrosion-resistant and it is incredibly strong. We also employ a sophisticated winding process that controls the coupling between the core and wrap wire to maximize intonation.


- .013, .016, .026, .034, .044, .056 Monel
- Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings Bluegrass
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
13-56, MTR13
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MAT 41Y19MTR13
Martin Warranty Martin Warranty Martin offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of their guitars (valid only to the original owner. Any Martin guitars sold by zZounds as "Blemished," "B-Stock," "Warehouse Resealed," or any condition other than "New" are not covered under Martin's warranty. 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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(1 ratings)
Submitted March 19, 2021 by a customer from
"Best strings ever"
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I heard about these strings for a while and so glad I tried them. No wonder they were Tony's favorite. So rich and full bass and balanced mids and highs. They last forever. Much better than coated strings. Super smooth and comfortable to play. I will never buy anything else. I hope Martin never stops making them.
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