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Comment by Chris Moore on December 23, 2011 at 4:28am

Strings/Martin... on just about all tracks on my 'Renaissance' album I've used Martin MFX740's Flexible Core Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze. On some tracks I fitted a 13, and 17, and 56 to get a more solid tone. I've tried many other types of Martin string and found the Flexi core range best personally for playability, sustain and 'solidity'. I tried medium gauge but lost some sweetness and sustain. Most of the tracks on the album sort of feature sustained ringing strings underneath the melody so I found medium gauge just didn't ring long enough.

Comment by Tom Butler on December 22, 2011 at 5:49pm

Thanks Edward and Michael. Your comments showed up on my page.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 22, 2011 at 12:24pm

I have not used the RED brand strings...right now I am pretty happy with what I use on the guitars I have in my normal rotation...but I have a few I can experiment on!  I have a New York made 1948 Epi archtop that could use new strings...there's a start! Don't know how to get the message direct back to him either!  Edward

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 22, 2011 at 11:30am

Howdy. I'm not sure if everyone got the note asking a question about Red strings but I've been trying to figure out how to reply. Can't do it by e-mail; also not in my in-box at my home page for this site, yet I did receive a message about it. So I'm posting this.

For those who are not familiar with these, they are copper bronze strings. I have not tried them on any of my Martins but have used them on my archtop (extra light, 11-52). The strings appear to be bright and clear. They don't have a lot of volume, but I'm trying to separate their performance on my archtop with a standard guitar so I don't know it if's just my archtop or the strings. I do know that they sound better than other strings and they have more volume than other strings I've used on my archtop so there is a good chance I'll stick with them.

I figure if they do that good of a job moving the stiff top of an archtop, they should be able to push lots of air in a soundhole guitar. They do, however, have a different sound (not as warm).

Thanks, m

Comment by Adriaan N Roggeveen on December 16, 2011 at 7:04pm

Put some songs on my page recorded playing my 0-16 NY. Nothing too technical. These are my take on Christmas.

Comment by Chris Moore on December 13, 2011 at 2:44pm

'Renaissance' album release 14.12.2011. Comprises 12 self-penned electro-acoustic solo instrumentals, all played on a Martin OMC-15E fed through a Fishman Aura imaging unit, Edirol UA25EX interface>iMac. Using Logic Express 8 to record, and add subtle use of effects. (Flange and reverb mostly). Tracks mastered by - who I can recommend. Comments appreciated, and orders even more so :)

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Comment by GregsGuitars on December 11, 2011 at 5:10pm

I have a 1940 Martin D 18 and a 1952 Martin D 18 for sale on my website at

Comment by Dave G on December 10, 2011 at 4:22pm

Wow...I got the crappy dial-up and it loaded fine, if you don't mind aging visibly as it plays.

Comment by Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars on December 10, 2011 at 3:42pm

Hi All,

I use a Mac and saw the video (very interesting) just fine. With that wife was trying to watch some YouTube videos last night and got nothing. It ended up her needing to up-grade her flash player (which is Adobe Acrobat)


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