C.F. Martin & Co.’s Guide to Choosing Strings


Presented by C.F. Martin & Co.

When it comes to getting the sound you want from your guitar, the mix of metals in the strings you choose is as important a consideration as the type of wood from which the guitar itself is built.

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Only you can decide which strings are right for you, but in order to make that decision, it helps to know a little about the different string types.

In this video, Dave Doll of C.F. Martin & Co. talks about the differences between 92-8 phosphor bronze and 80-20 bronze strings, and explains how the different mixes of metals lead to a different characteristic sound.

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