10 minutes of my life gone... The Titaniums sounded a little subdued vs. the SP's, but not a huge amount. Agreeing with a few peoples observations. There just isn't any reviews out there yet. They're going to need some "glowing" reviews to get people to spend $40 on a set of strings.
I finally decided I'm going to put the expensive Martin strings on my expensive Martin guitar. It's only fitting. I listened to some reviews of the EB Aluminum Bronze strings and felt they may overly brighten and subdue the mids and ruin the classic Martin sound.
I got out the Seagull Maritime Folk for comparison but found the 2.5 year old Martin Lifespan strings were past their prime and sounded like crap. I'll put some Elixir Nanowebs on it soon.
I also weighed both guitars, since I've been recording mundane stats. Amazingly they both weigh 4.16lbs!! What are the chances??!! They're both the same body shape. Although the OM-21 is rosewood, which is a denser wood, so the mahogany Seagull is actually a little overweight in comparison. I still need to do the rest of the physical measurements for both guitars.
AND... With all the listening, playing and measuring I've been doing, it's too late to start changing the strings!!! When I take them off I want to take lots of inside pictures of the OM-21. There's always tomorrow!!!
CTGull, I think you have made the right decision, to put the new Martin Titanium Strings on your new, Martin OM-21 guitar. Just get them Strings on the little beauty, and play the hell out of it, but don't put any marks on it, it will devalue the resale value of your guitar, just as if you would ever even think of selling this guitar. 😁
Derick, Ya, that's the video I found. With my headphones on, like I said before, I couldn't even hear any noticeable difference. The video however is poorly done for a "comparison" video, but at least the mic they were using was good and the sound was very good when they finally got to the playing.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!