Looking around, been using elixer for a while, but they didn't have my gauge (local store and I use 12's) so I tried Martin SP .125-56 bronze and my God what a difference in a good way. They're not the smoothest feel wise but feel great, and the sound really opens up with these on. What do you guys use and or recommend and why? I'm using a Takamine EG431SC w/ bone nut as the only modification. Thinking about trying 13's but heard they're a little harder on the fingers if you have a dreadnought (which I have). Right now it projects better than any acoustic I've played (including many Taylors), and sounds even better it's just the play-ability is off at the moment. What strings are smooth and sound as good as Martin SP's or better is another question I have.