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Traditional

Traditional

No bells. No whistles. Just pure, singing tone.

Martin Traditional strings are our flagship line that stands the test of time. Tried and true, they are designed to deliver consistent quality and tone with every set. Great for daily play and appropriate for all skill levels, our traditional strings are available in 80/20 Bronze, 92/8 Phosphor Bronze and Silk & Steel Folk.

80/20 Bronze

Martin Traditional 80/20 Bronze acoustic guitar strings are made with bronzed steel core wire and bronze wrap wire.

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Weight E B G D A E Tension Model
Extra Light .010 .014 .023 .030 .039 .047 130.2 M-170 BUY NOW
Custom Light .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052 147.6 M-175 BUY NOW
Light .012 .016 .025 .032 .042 .054 160.5 M-140 BUY NOW
Bluegrass .012 .016 .025 .035 .045 .056 176.9 M-240 BUY NOW
Light/Medium .0125 .0165 .0255 .0335 .0435 .0550 171.9 M-145 BUY NOW
Medium .013 .017 .026 .035 .045 .056 181.1 M-150 BUY NOW
Extra Light 12-String .010
.010
.014
.014
.023
.010
.030
.012
.039
.018
.047
.027
245.7 M-180 BUY NOW
Light 12-String .012
.012
.016
.016
.025
.010
.032
.014
.042
.020
.054
.030
312.0 M-190 BUY NOW

92/8 Phosphor Bronze

Martin Traditional 92/8 Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings are made with tin-plated steel core wire and phosphor bronze wrap wire.

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Weight E B G D A E Tension Model
Extra Light .010 .014 .023 .030 .039 .047 133.3 M-530 BUY NOW
Custom Light .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052 151.7 M-535 BUY NOW
Light .012 .016 .025 .032 .042 .054 164.8 M-540 BUY NOW
Light/Medium .0125 .0165 .0255 .0335 .0435 .0550 173.8 M-545 BUY NOW
Medium .013 .017 .026 .035 .045 .056 186.2 M-550 BUY NOW
Extra Light 12-String .010
.010
.014
.014
.023
.010
.030
.012
.039
.018
.047
.027
249.6 M-500 BUY NOW

Silk & Steel Folk

Martin Traditional Silk & Steel acoustic guitar strings are made with tin-plated steel core wire and silver-plated copper compound wrap wire.

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Weight E B G D A E Tension Model
Traditional .0115 .014 .023 .028 .038 .047 122.2 M-130 BUY NOW
Traditional 12-String .0115
.0115
.014
.014
.023
.010
.028
.014
.038
.018
.047
.028
253.4 M-200 BUY NOW

String Training

String Training

Wrap wire, core wire, bronze, phosphor, Monel: learn what exactly makes our strings special, and why your favorite string is right for you

Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Our strings cross the world's biggest stages night after night, always holding true. Learn who's playing Martin Strings

Pro Tips

Pro Tips

Learn how to string your 6-string, 12-string, which strings, when to change strings, and more, direct from the Pro Dave Doll, right here at Martin Guitar

String Selector

String Selector

Find your perfect Martin strings. Choose by brightness, tension, style or artist’s choice.

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