Originally Posted by BMW Kurt
Yep, I'm using 13s. Around here (North Carolina) we use the heaviest gauge possible that will not pull the guitar apart. I swear, some of the guys here use heavy gauge strings and play with actions high enough you could shoot an arrow with it!
I'll probably stick with mediums and keep drinkin' Jack to anesthetize the fangers!
IMO, .012's wont sacrifice much tone, and they are noticeably easier on my fingers. Also, Martin (and others, probably) make "half sizes". I used some Martin SP .0125's for awhile; a good compromise.