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


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Martin M260 80/20

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The M260 string set first appeared on our recommended list for Ball-End Classical Guitar Strings from July 2019 until August 2020 when they had been out-ranked by the Ernie Ball 2069's.

They had high enough ratings to go back on the list in July 2021 where they remain.


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.


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