Martin M130 Silk & Steel Folk Guitar Strings, Light

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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.

-These are by far the best strings I have ever used on my Fender DG-19 Acoustic. They offer a unique look and feel plus plenty of play on the fret board and the sweetest sound. No other strings will do it for me or my baby.-A buddy of mine lent me an old Martin a while back that sounded like crap. I restrung it with these babies breathing new life into its beat down sad soul. He is also a convert.Read more11 comment|
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Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuseI am the eternal beginner who walks into a guitar shop and badly plays the opening bars to Stairway to Heaven because it’s the fanciest thing I know. Yes I know I would be banned in some shops. After innumerous tries at improving my playing skills in the past 45 years, I recently decided to take yet another stab at it. The biggest reason I never got beyond basic chords was the awful soreness in my left fingers from pressing the strings. I’d want to keep playing and practicing, but I’d have to put it down from the pain. That gets old really fast. Last time I really tried was many years ago. What did I know about string materials and weights?A couple of weeks ago, a friend broke an ancient string on my 70’s Ventura dreadnought. I looked around and saw these here on . Silk? Really? (no) Light? (yes) Martin? (made in Mexico) On Sale? (oh yes) OK!Well, I am not putting my fingers directly on silk as I hoped, They’re are on silver plated steel and the four lower strings are “Slvrpltd Copper on Nylon & Steel”. But still!I might be able to get all the way through a first level teaching book this time and I’m just thrilled. These have been on my guitar for a whopping two days and I am very surprised how well they’re working for me already. Every time I’ve picked it up it’s barely gone out of tune – which I’ve never experienced with new strings that usually seem severely out of tune in minutes. I can put it down for the session not from pain, but with fingers still able to play. That’s a first for meToo soon to tell how far I’ll get this time, of course, but now without that pain my chances are higher than ever before. If you’re a beginner, buy these, really.=============================================Update 12-2-2012These strings do seem to be life changing, since they’ve gotten me to really start playing guitar more seriously than ever before. I can now say these seem to be the ultimate beginner’s strings. They helped me get really going with minimal finger tip pain. I played on them for quite a while, started classical guitar lessons about four months after the previous post and I am still taking them. Due to other pain issues, I am now playing a Telecaster that seems to suit my hands better than acoustic and classical guitars. But if I hadn’t tried these strings, I really don’t think I’d have gotten this far.Read more33 comments|
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Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuseMan, I love these strings. They have this particularly silky, soft feel, and a bright, crisp sound that manages to not sound tinny and “shallow” like most lighter-gauge strings. I’ll definitely be keeping a spare of these around, I think I’ve finally found a set of guitar strings that I really like.Read more0I recently bought a brand new Washburn Rover for use on military deployments, hikes, traveling and any other situations when I don’t want to carry my full-size guitar. I really didn’t like it at first. I wasn’t expecting full-size performance but it didn’t sound good whether you compared it to another guitar or just on its own merits. The original strings also made it hard to play. They just didn’t feel right. And it would go out of tune after just strumming a few chords. I didn’t enjoy playing it and was worried I had wasted my money.Luckily I did my research before buying the Rover. Many other people complained about its sound and a few people recommended putting these Silk and Steel strings on the guitar. I bought two sets of them right after buying the Rover so they arrived a few days after the guitar. I immediately restrung it and the difference was amazing. The twangy sound was replaced by mellow tones. The volume of each string was more even too. The high strings with the original set were too pronounced. It’s much easier to play and stays in tune very well. I can’t hardly put the Rover down now.I’m a novice guitar player at best but these strings get my recommendation for saving my Rover. I can’t say how well they do on a full-size guitar but if you have a Rover you owe it to yourself and the guitar to give these strings a shot. You probably won’t want to jam away in front of thousands of people with it but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the improvement.Read more44 comments|
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Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuseBased on recommendations on online forums, I bought these strings for my 9-year old daughter to make it easier on her fingers. These strings are much easier for her to play and they sound great. Highly recommended.Read more05.0 out of 5 starsgreat sounding stringsByTim Zinon August 2, 2009Size: 1 PACKI bought these to restring my 000 size guitar, which did have martin phosphor bronze custom light strings on it. Before it sounded a bit bright, especially when strummed, but with silk and steel 11 – 47 s on it, it has mellowed out a bit, but still has 90% of the volume, and you can hear the bass notes much better. They are easier on the hands, the top strings are still hard on the fingers, but barre chords are effortless.Read more0