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Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM12 Light 12-54

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Martin Retro Strings

The Materials
Core Wire: Tin-plated hex core
Wrap Wire: Solid Nickel/Copper Alloy Blend (NOT Nickel-plated)

The Gauging
Martin offers modified gauging on the B, D, and A strings for modern playability. The modified gauging makes the string easier to play with a more balanced feel and clear intonation.

The Process
Martin employs a sophisticated winding process in the making of their Retro String line. This process controls the coupling between the core and wrap wire to maximize intonation. This process takes their traditional Monel string, which was innovated in the 1930s, and perfects it with modern technology.

The Core
Martin uses tin-plated steel hex core wire for their Retro Strings. The tin-plating helps prevent galvanic corrosion - the natural corrosion that happens when the core wire comes in contact with the wrap wire. The combination of tin-plated hex core wire and solid nickel alloy wrap wire provides for a long-lasting string from the inside out.

The Wrap
Martinís proprietary SOLID Nickel/Copper alloy blend provides for a reduced pick attack which allows the guitarís tone woods to be heard, not overshadowed. It offers a uniquely mellow, yet crisp, sound. Martinís wrap is a solid Nickel/Copper blend, not nickel-plated, meaning there is no chance for defects in the plating to allow for corrosion. Instead, Martinís proprietary wrap wire is naturally corrosion resistant, so much so that it has been used in various marine applications, including use in the propeller of Dreadnaught battleships. It is also incredibly strong, even stronger than pure nickel, and has been used in machinery and tooling applications.

The Real Deal
Martin Retros are the real deal. Not an imitation. With Martin Retros, you get one tough set of strings that will last a long time and give you true, consistent tone that sounds like nothing else on the market.  



MM12 Light 12-15-25-31-41-54

MM10 Extra Light 10-13-23-29-38-47

MM11 Custom Light 11-14-23-31-41-52

MM13 Traditional Medium 13-17-26-35-45-56

MLJ13 Laurence Juber Retro 13-17-24-32-42-56

MM1012 12-String Extra Light 10-10-14-14-23-10-30-12-39-18-47-27

Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM12 Light 12-54
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM10 Extra Light 10-47
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM11 Custom Light 11-52
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM13 Medium 13-56
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MTR13 Bluegrass 13-56
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MLJ13 Laurence Juber Retro 13-56
Martin Retro Monel Acoustic Guitar Strings MM1012 12 String Extra Light 10-47



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By Hendog
Sydney, New South Wales
July 7, 2019
Sound pretty great, get worn down pretty quick
I usually find it tough to distinguish between strings. I know what I absolutely love and I know what I absolutely hate and what is 'standard'. I think with acoustic strings it's probably more prominent since it's not going through any amp and it's as pure as you can get in your sound.

I loved these when I put them on. There was something about it.Good bass tones. Mid's stick out. Not awfully trebly.

But after 3 days off full on rehearsal practicing they became dull. That's a shame. Now I know to put them on like 2 days before a gig.
ProsReally nice warm even sounding.
ConsDull very quickly
By howdy
Flint Hills, KS
June 7, 2019
great for red cedar top
my Breedlove Concert Solo w/soundhole cutout in the side & red cedar top never sounded quite the way I wanted it to with the stock strings and replacement strings (that sound great on my Gibson spruce top w/finger pickin' setup). Decided to try these though I had fears that they would sound thin and tinney. Surprise! This guitar really came alive! It has a great balanced ringing sustained sound, plenty of bass and mids and not tinney on top either. I would give these 5 stars but they cost more, I'm a tight wad. In this case it was worth it, don't be afraid to try them.
Prosbrought out the wood sound of solid red spruce top, tone is still there (now three months)
Conscost more

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