Recently we have been getting lots of inquires about the new Tony Rice Signature Strings, so we thought we’d give you a little more insight on them.
Tony Rice is an iconic Bluegrass player who during the 1960′s loyally strummed his 1935 Clarence White D-28 armed with Martin Monel strings. His favorite aspect of the strings were how they did not change the timber of the guitar. In the 1970′s, the Martin Monel strings were no longer available but Tony still sought out the sound of the Martin Monels.
The Martin Guitar sound engineers worked closely with Tony to perfect and bring back the sound he so dearly loved. After hard work and dedication from both parties, Tony was finally able to welcome back the sound of his old friend. The Martin Monel strings now bear the name “Tony Rice Signature Strings” and are part of the Martin Artist Choice line.
The nickel based alloy allows for a vintage and warm sound to flow from the sound hole beginning at the very first strum.
For more information of the Tony Rice Signature Strings visit the Martin Guitar website here.
You can also check out Martin Expert, Dave Doll, testing the Tony Rice Signature Strings below.