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Martin MEC12 Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Light

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000BMHLHC
  • Item model number: MEC12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,919 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Clapton's Choice acoustic guitar strings are engineered for an abundance of clear, warm tone with a brightness that delivers expressiveness and highlights individual style. These phosphor bronze strings feature a 92/8 blend and classic Martin quality for hour after hour of enjoyable, toneful play.

Customer Reviews

Great tone, and smooth feel.
rrpolino
I like to have a clear sound on my guitar and these strings are giving me the sound I like.
Gilles De Sola
Works with both standalone acoustic guitars or acoustic guitars with pickups.
Ananda Hantha

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ROGER A. BOLT on November 13, 2007
I play professionally and wanted something for my Martin D35. Played other strings over the years on my baby so I thought I'd give it a shot. Very happy with the results. Silvered highs and phos bronz mids and lows give all the round resonance and tone I am looking for from a Martin like mine. Priced nice but the shipping can be a bit rough unless ordered in quantity. Recommend a trial shot with one set to see if ya like em then drop some money on quantity for eco reasons.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Smith on June 28, 2008
I love EC so I tend to gravitate to things with his name and image. But honestly I thought these strings would seem no different from the many other brands I've used over the years. I was suprised to find that they really strike a nice balance between bend-ability and picking and strumming response. I'm very pleased and I definitely recommend them.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pedo on October 18, 2009
I really don't like these strings much. They're nice for the price, but it leaves much to the imagination. The tone quality is average, somewhat muddy. What I really don't like about them is that they took the volume out of my guitar. I had a loud, explosive guitar, and with these strings on I was left with about 80% the volume. For un-mic'd performances, this is undesirable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R A A. 111 on November 30, 2011
I just replaced the strings on my Takemine New Yorker G406S acoustic guitar with Clapton's Choice light gauge strings. The Claptons still provide the brightness that I value in a smaller, parlor-sized guitar, and yet inject welcome depth into the lower register. My guitar sounds better -- more presence, more of the "oomph factor" -- than it did with the original D'Addarios (which, however, I suspect were extra-lights). Nonetheless, finger action and bendability are good with the Claptons, and I'm pleased to find that they offer enough resistance to stand up to a heavier strum without overpowering themselves. So far they stay in tune quite nicely. Time will tell, but I think I may have found the strings that, for me, are a perfect match for the New Yorker.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Storm on July 13, 2012
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Well these strings certainly did the job like no other! I have had many of the top notch strings on the market,I was curious about these at first when i saw Eric Clapton on the box and it said that he plays with the exact same ones but now that i installed these on to my guitar, I actually believe he does lol the sound is just so pure and soft. There was no buzzzzzzz or anything when played on even on harsh conditions! These are the best acoustic strings i have ever owned i will stick with these only from now on i seriously recommend these!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Smith on January 7, 2009
A great set of strings. True, I'm partial to Martin products anyway, and have been playing with their SP line of strings for a while now, but I find these strings to have a great sound from first play. The light SP Martins felt too thin, and I wanted something different from the medium gauge SP's I have been using, and Clapton's Choice is a good choice for almost any style of music.
Also, I received them from the third party vendor quickly and efficiently.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Faletto on June 22, 2014
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I hadn't tried these before, but I needed strings for my school guitar (I'm an elementary music teacher), and these were listed at a good price. I took a chance. When I first put them on, I noticed that they weren't as bright and crisp as the GHS strings I had been using. Not bad, just a little on the mellow side. Well, I used these strings all through concert season, and they have been great! The tone, while initially mellow, has stayed pretty consistent through these months, and I play that guitar a lot (probably 3-4 hours a day all together, every school day). I have beat the stuffing out of these strings, and they still sound alright. Since they were kinda mellow to start with, they haven't suffered that "dead" sound that brighter strings get after awhile (as much, anyway). If you need ultra bright, snappy strings, these aren't for you, but if you like consistent, smooth, easy-playing strings, I'd give these a try. They stay in tune really well, too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bernard L. Gutnick on December 6, 2013
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Excellent sound for Fender accoustic guitar.
I'm an amateur but this sounds perfect to me.
The color looks nice too.
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