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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
Manufacturer:
C. F. Martin
Manufacturer Part #:
MTCN160
SKU:
CFM_MTCN160
Price:
$39.95

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By Michael
September 6, 2017
Extraordinary
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 Gibbens
September 5, 2017
Martin Titanium Strings
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.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Cryogenic Stainless Steel

.012

 

2nd B

Cryogenic Stainless Steel

.016

 

3rd G

Nickel Wrap over Titanium

.027

 

4th D

Nickel Wrap over Titanium

.034

 

5th A

Nickel Wrap over Titanium

.044

 

6th E

Nickel Wrap over Titanium

.055

 

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