Light + Medium
Copper / Nickel
.013 - .056
Martin MTR13 Tony Rice Choice Bluegrass Retro
.013 .016 .026w .034 .044 .056 - Satz / Westerngitarre
Martin Retro® strings are the real deal. Not an imitation. With Martin Retro® strings, you get one tough set that offers true, consistent tone and sounds like nothing else on the market. Martin's solid nickel/copper alloy blend provides a reduced pick attack that allows the guitar's tonewoods to be heard, not overshadowed. Martin's proprietary Monel wrap wire is naturally corrosion resistant, so you can play them for a long time with nothing to get in the way of your music. Discover your guitar's true voice.
Legendary Bluegrass artist, Tony Rice, played Martin Monel strings loyally on Clarence White's 1935 D28 until they became unavailable in the 1970's and he has been missing them ever since. The talented sound engineers at Martin Guitar worked hand-in-hand with Tony to bring back to life his favorite sound - Martin Monels.
When the new formula was perfected, and Tony put them on his guitar, he said 'Welcome back, old friend.' Tony's favorite thing about Martin Monels is that they don't change the timbre of the guitar. The compound, nickel-based alloy mellows very quickly to allow the natural, woody sounds of the guitar to pour from the sound hole, unaltered, from the very first strum.