Mari Guitar Strings

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APK
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Mari Guitar Strings

Postby APK » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi everyone,

A while ago I ordered a set of Mari 100p trebles. I received the strings today in the mail but, instead of being labeled 100p, they are labeled Mari Classical Guitar Strings 101. I have searched the web for Mari 101 trebles but have found nothing. I've also written to the vendor to ask whether there was a mistake made and I await a reply. In the meanwhile, I'd be interested to know whether anyone else has had a similar experience or if anyone knows about Mari 101.

Thanks,
A

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby souldier » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:02 pm

You got the correct strings. The whole treble set are Mari 100 but I believe each individual string will have a different number on them. Use them with confidence.
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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby Keith » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:49 pm

I know of 3 sites on the web that sell them and the 100 strings say 100ph and not 101. Is the package red? The 100ph strings come in a red package whereas the 300ph come in a magenta package and the 200ph come in a blue. It has been a while since I purchased a treble set only so I cannot remember what is written on the package. I recently bought a full set of the 200ph to see how they compare to 300 trebles and La Bella 820 basses (my flamenco mix). The full pack says only 200ph. HOWEVER, La Bella labels their 820 bass string envelopes: 824 (D string), 825 (A string) and 826 (low E string). Are the numbers 101, 102 and 103 on your envelopes? It could be Daniel Mari does the same. The numeric system may be used to reduce confusion when packing as a full set of Mari strings contain 3 envelopes with 2 strings in an envelope (e.g., 1st and 4th). Putting 101, 102 and 103 may reduce the confusion--especially at 3 p.m. on Friday when packers are thinking about the weekend.

By the way, did you buy them from Ostrie Music? If so then I would not worry--he is a stand up guy.
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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby es335 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:16 pm

In the Mari sets I bought, strings were not packed individually.
Each set consisted of three envelopes with pairs of 1st/4th, 2nd/5th and 3rd/6th.
Maybe things changed nowadays due to the high interest in only treble sets? :?:

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby JohnB » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:25 pm

APK wrote:A while ago I ordered a set of Mari 100p trebles. I received the strings today in the mail but, instead of being labeled 100p, they are labeled Mari Classical Guitar Strings 101.


I think the confusion might be because the Marie 100p trebles (at least from Ostrie) come in a clear plastic wallet with the first string at the front of the pack - so that is what you can see when you look at the pack. This first string is labeled 101p (the "p" being separate and slightly to the left of the "101"). The other strings in the pack are labelled 102p and 103p.
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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby Keith » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:09 pm

It sounds like Daniel Mari has heard his customers--the trebles are to die for and the basses are OK and decided to go the route of his kin folk, E&O Mari--Labella, and sell separate sets. JohnB concurred with what I thought--using 101, 102 and 103 to identify the trebles in a treble only set like LaBella does with their 820 series (and maybe others as well).

This situation may muddy the waters a little bit about who exactly makes and sells Daniel Mari strings. Then again, it may be the industry standard or a Mari tradition.
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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby APK » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:02 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all for the responses and the help. The strings did indeed come in a clear plastic envelope (perhaps it is the full set that comes in a red package?), with the top string labelled 101. I mistakenly thought that the envelope was sealed, instead of the flap being folded into the throat. Having purchased the strings from Ostrie Music, I wrote to Bill, with whom I have exchanged emails in the past and with whom it is indeed a pleasure to deal. Bill assured me that nothing was wrong: that the strings were the 100p set and are labelled by Mari as “101, 102, and so on” (as you indicate, Keith, they are labelled 101, 102, 103). So I opened them and they were labelled 101, 102, and – 3rd. Hmmm. The confusion at 3 p.m. on Friday when packers are thinking about the weekend? Probably. But – another letter to Bill. To be on the safe side. I’ll let you know what I learn when he responds.

Best,
A

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby petermc61 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:53 pm

All is good. Just fit them to your guitar! :D

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby ivan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:12 am

For all Daniel Mari's fans, i would like to suggest to try Aquila Zaffiro.
The Zaffiro sounds very similar to Mari. Powerful, bright, punchy. But the Zaffiro is very durable (nail scratch resistance). One of my favorite treble strings now.

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby Leo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:35 pm

ivan wrote:For all Daniel Mari's fans, i would like to suggest to try Aquila Zaffiro.
The Zaffiro sounds very similar to Mari. Powerful, bright, punchy. But the Zaffiro is very durable (nail scratch resistance). One of my favorite treble strings now.


One more vote for the Zaffiro, also the Cristallo are very good. Depending on the guitar one may sound slightly better than the other. :D

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby JohnB » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:05 pm

I love the sound of the Mari trebles but I find that the 1st string is very susceptible to nail wear - in my case it starts to get scratchy after just a few days. So, sadly, for me that rules them out.

Other people's experience might be different.
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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby Joe de V » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:52 pm

I am holding a One Set package of new "daniel MARI" strings - Red Envelope indicating 100p - made in USA /14 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023. I find them very superior in quality and able to use them a bit longer time before needing replacement.
A very good history of them can be found at...www.fernandezmusic.com/DanielMariStringsDanielMariStrings.html or simply search for... DanielMariStrings - Fernandez Music

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Re: Mari Guitar Strings

Postby APK » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:37 pm

petermc61 wrote:All is good. Just fit them to your guitar! :D


Thanks, Peter. I'm sure that you're right. But it's nice to have the encouragement.

Best,
A


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