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    Martin came out with new strings , has anyone tried them ?
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    Is the price premium too?
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    I asked about these in an earlier thread a couple of weeks ago...Mim chimed in that she had received a demo set at NAMM from Martin and would post a review after she tried them out. I have not seen that review yet, she is probably busy.

    They are available now at Strings and Beyond for $8.99, I haven't ordered them yet though.

    https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/mar...625-tenor.html
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    Interesting, the back label (in the strings and beyond picture) says they were developed with Aquila. I wonder if they're rebranded nylgut? I think daddario's nyltech strings are like that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbanacho View Post
    Interesting, the back label (in the strings and beyond picture) says they were developed with Aquila. I wonder if they're rebranded nylgut? I think daddario's nyltech strings are like that as well.
    I asked that as well, Mimmo responded that contractually he could not say anything about what they are. So either that, or maybe something with the new "sugar" string material. They mention "poly" and "plastic" and that is how Aquila describes the "sugar" string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer40 View Post
    I asked about these in an earlier thread a couple of weeks ago...Mim chimed in that she had received a demo set at NAMM from Martin and would post a review after she tried them out. I have not seen that review yet, she is probably busy.

    They are available now at Strings and Beyond for $8.99, I haven't ordered them yet though.

    https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/mar...625-tenor.html
    Thx for the link.

    Gauges seem to be a bit fat for any fluoro composition.

    My guess is some kind of funky composite polymer blend like Aquila is known for, and licensed and sold by Martin under their own name.

    A sound sample would be a true gift if anyone has tried these yet.
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