Home > Acoustic Guitar Strings > Martin Retro Acoustic MM12 Light-Gauge Guitar Strings, Monel Nickel

Martin Retro Acoustic MM12 Light-Gauge Guitar Strings

Monel Nickel, These Nickel Copper Guitar Strings, High Quality Acoustic Guitar Strings, Martin Retro Acoustic Strings, Soul

H&F Rating 339 reviews
All Buying Options
Add to Wishlist

What We Like

  • Made of corrosion-resistant material that makes it long-lasting
  • Features a stretchy material that offers a comfortable fitting
  • Feature martin retro strings that produce great quality of tone that makes it ideal for various musical settings


  • may produce buzz sometimes

Products Similar to Martin Acoustic Guitar Strings

Results of our analysis:

We analyzed 66,279 reviews for 181 products in the Acoustic Guitar Strings category.

We then analyzed 339 reviews for this product. None were recent.

Around 81% of reviews were positive and about 13% were negative.

Final Score:

9.55 out of 10, based on these factors:

  • Easy to install
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Packaging
  • Quality of material
  • Size
  • Sturdiness
  • Value for money
  • What buyers say about Martin Retro Acoustic MM12 Light-Gauge Guitar Strings

    I really like these strings, they have a mellow tone to them, not as bright as phosphor bronze, and the break in is shorter, so I put them on and with a minimum of fuss.

    They are not as "jangly" as phosphor bronze, but they are balanced, have more depth, and are easier on my fingers.

    The strings were not as expected, they pair up nicely with all of the guitars, but for those who might be interested they also pair up nicely with carbon fiber.

    I have been playing a lot of different strings on my guitar and have found that they provide a richer tone and help with the small body.

    The low strings on my guitar are a bit thin and I like the Martin 11-52 for it's more of a beef with the lows.

    Common Questions


    Is anyone using these for fingerstyle blues?


    I use these on a Martin 000 14 fret guitar and it makes the combination of the mahogany Sitka and increased mid tones work for me.


    Do they have unwound 3rd?


    It's wound perfect for the monel compound and medium gauge.


    When the gauges are normal Medium sizes, why is this called a bluegrass set?


    These are a mix of medium and light gauge strings and are in between.


    How do these sound on a 12 string?


    I put these on a 50 year old guitar I bought when I was a teenager and it was great.


    Why would I change my mind about trying the monel strings?


    I didn't like the strings and used them for 4 gig, but I hate changing strings.

    Do you like this review?