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C. F. Martin Acoustic Guitar Titanium Core Nickel Wound, .012 - .055, MTCN160

C. F. Martin Acoustic Guitar Titanium Core Nickel Wound, .012 - .055, MTCN160
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By Rob
Whidbey Island WA
They break. Beware.
January 24, 2022
I enjoyed my first two sets, but the third set broke. The “ball end” of the B string fell off as the string was being tuned up to pitch. No way to repair, so that wasted the entire set. Didn’t even get to strum once. I wonder why Martin doesn’t use a regular “ball end” on these strings instead of the “bullet” end. The “bullet” looks cool, but I’ll not risk the money on these again.
They do last longer. The ?ball end? might break.
By Ryoder
Took forever to get
December 25, 2020
Strings are great just took forever to get them
By Michael
September 6, 2017
I received my first set of Martin Titanium Core strings as a promotion item from the Martin Guitar Company last May and I am placing an order for a new set at JustStrings now in September. After almost four months of daily play, they have suddenly lost some presence.

I've strung my guitars with many different sets of strings over the past 30 years and believe that this set stands alone in its unique qualities. Certainly not for everyone, but as a finger-style guitarist, I love the fundamental and clear tone across all registers and appreciate the lower tension and the fact that the strings have no coating.

They look like the Monel / Retro set, but to my ear the Titanium core has more focus in the bass register.

You won't hear the brightness that comes with other sets, but you will hear the clear voice of a musical instrument made of wood, which is sometimes hidden under the sparkle of Bronze strings.

For reference, my guitar is a 24.9" scale 000 size made of mahogany and Adirondack spruce.
By Charles G.
Martin Titanium Strings
September 5, 2017
I have a 2003 Bourgeois Vintage D with Adirondack top and rosewood back and sides. For the past two years, the Martin Tony Rice monel strings have been my choice, hands down, for bluegrass.

Saw these titanium strings in the store and choked on the price, but decided to try them after reading up on them. The gauges are slightly lighter than the Tony Rice monels, but to me they sound fabulous and have all the power of the monels. The low end strings are tight and resonate with no "mushiness". The mid and highs are bright and clear.

Time will tell if they last 5 times longer than the monels for 5 times the price! However, it is worth the money to try a set of these to see if they work for your guitar. Next, I will try a set on my D-28.






1st E

Cryogenic Stainless Steel



2nd B

Cryogenic Stainless Steel



3rd G

Nickel Wrap over Titanium



4th D

Nickel Wrap over Titanium



5th A

Nickel Wrap over Titanium



6th E

Nickel Wrap over Titanium



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