Martin M260 80/20 Bronze Ball End Classical Guitar Strings - Regular Tension

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 1200+ ratings and reviews.

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$6
Martin M260 80/20

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 1200+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The M260 80/20 ball-end strings offer a rich tone from the crystal nylon trebles and deep and warm tones from the 80/20 bronze bass strings.

If you're a beginner and still learning how to securely tie your strings or if you're a veteran that just wants the convenience of a ball-end when restringing, the Martin M260 80/20 string set is a good budget option.

Features:

  • Crystal nylon treble strings
  • 80/20 bronze bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .028, .032, .040
  • Bass gauges: .030, .035, .043

Pros

Ball-end strings like the M260 are generally easier to string up as reported by most reviews. Longtime players say they don't notice much of a difference in feel or tone from traditional string tying. Great for beginners who have yet to learn how to tie strings securely.

Cons

There are some reports of the ball-end coming off and breaking the string.

Overall

Although these are good strings that were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available, and we are now recommending the more highly rated Ernie Ball 2069 ball-end strings instead.