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Old 09-25-2021, 03:37 PM
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Martin Retro Monels are hex-core, which is probably not very period-accurate if that's important. Newtone and (IIRC) Kurt Mangan make round-core monel-wound strings, and there are quite a few claims in other sections of this board that they're better than the Martins.

What about the Eartwood Silk & Steel or Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum strings (both 80/20 wrapped), has anyone tried those on a Loar or comparable acoustic archtop?
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