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Martin 4100 Coated SP+ Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Martin quality with a longevity-increasing scientific enhancement.

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Martin 4100 Coated SP+ Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings produce amazing resonance and brightness. Specially formulated coating extends string life dramatically.

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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
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4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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Studio performance is the key

I have found through the years that Martin strings have their own unique qualities. The "SP" tagged strings were, and I suppose still are, intended to provide good quality...Read complete review

I have found through the years that Martin strings have their own unique qualities. The "SP" tagged strings were, and I suppose still are, intended to provide good quality "studio performance". In that instance, "brighter" often works very well, because the recording process can, on occasion, muddy the sound. There is no question that the SP strings are bright, especially on initial installation, but one has to give them a chance to settle in a bit. One day won't cut the mustard or give these strings a fair chance to "strut their stuff". As far as bottom end goes, my D-35 has been described as a "cannon" with these strings (Martin 4100 SP+ Phosphor Bronze) in place, but to be honest, they are brighter than many other strings. These strings last a long time, and if compared to Cleartones and Elixirs, are a bargain in price. Don't misunderstand me, I also like the Elixirs and Cleartones, as well as D'Addario EXP's and Dean Markley Alchemy's, but I let each one of my 16 guitars decide which is best for the job by their individual sounds. It's not unreasonable to consider that not all guitars will react the same to only one brand of strings. For example, it would be hard for me to duplicate the "warmth" I get from using the Alchemy's on my Taylor or the "power" from Cleartones on my Washburn 12 string. All said and done though, most of my guitars like, if not love, the Martins.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Took them off the next day - A waste of money

I don't normally write negative reviews, but in this case I really disliked these strings. I have a jumbo-body maple Guild, which I absolutely love the tone of when I use the John...Read complete review

I don't normally write negative reviews, but in this case I really disliked these strings. I have a jumbo-body maple Guild, which I absolutely love the tone of when I use the John Pearse mediums - very full bottom end and even tone across the instrument's range. I had switched to the JP's because the other strings I was using - D'addario Phosphor Bronze - also did not bring out the tone as well.The one disadvantage of the JP's is that they go dead fairly quickly; you really need a string change per month even if the guitar isn't played that much, so I was looking for an alternative and bought the Martin SP+'s. Well, they really aren't it: these strings are very bright, with none of the warm bottom end that the JP's have. I found playing these to be so disappointing that I had to take them off the next day. If you like the D'addario Phosphor Bronze and are looking for a brighter string and less bottom end, maybe you'll like these, although I don't know why you'd want to pay almost three times as much for a set for not much improvement. As for me, I just wasted money.

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5.0

Angry! These were the best strings!

By Myrds

from San Diego

I have played Martin SP Plus strings for years now. I won't put any other product on my guitar unless it is an emergency. Now I am in a huge bind. When forced to use another brand, I would ALWAYS break a string within two hours of playing even though I just put new strings on. On top of that, all of the other brands have horrible tone. With Martin SP Plus strings, my guitar would rarely break a string unless I left them on there for over 50 hours of performing. I am very disappointed on the discontinuing of this product line without another similar line being offered. What ever happened to the person that thought New Coke was a good idea?

 
5.0

The Only String I'll Use

By Bam_Bam_No_More

from New Hampshire

I've been playing for about forty years and this is the only string I'll use. I used to regularly break strings (yes, I was given the nickname "Bam Bam".) Since I discovered SP+'s I haven't broken a single string. They have wonderful tone to start and last a long time. My Augustino LOVES them.

 
5.0

The best sounding and most durable on my seagull

By SeagullGuy

from Oklahoma City

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I've tried uncoated D'Addario lights, D'Addario coated EXP lights, and a few other brands of coated and uncoated light strings - and these are - BY FAR - my favorite strings. They've lasted longer (not just sound - but shine), and they sound 'just right' on my Seagull S6. When my birthday or father's day comes around - these are always on my list.

 
5.0

Simply the best strings

By Louis Parent

from Montreal, QC

I put these on my Seagull acoustic/electric after trying a couple of sets of Elixirs. To me, these Martin SP+ just sound better. Specialy the unwound 1st and 2nd are less twangy, blend better with other strings.

 
5.0

best ever

By resc_7

from mexico

for me are the best strings-- they last months !!and they hace a very nice sound--- i have used elixirs and daddario as well, but i recommend this ones or daddarios..

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Tieddownministries

from Abilene, Tx

I have use just about every string made, including some "off" brand strings. I go through string fast, these by far last the longest of any strings I've tried. Not only do they last, but the tone is incredible. After twenty years of playing, I will stick with these! Good playing.

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Fata92

from Fl

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I'm one of those people who burns through strings. Idk if i have alot of finger acid or whatever they say causes string gunk, but i go through alot of strings. So i picked up some coated strings. iv tried a few and these blew them all away. Martin makes the best string in the world, and these ones lasted! Then i made the mistake of changing to D'Addario EXPs. They felt nice but the tone was extremely thin and twangy compared to these. Martins are definitly the best choice. get'em. plus they're cheaper than alot of coated strings!

 
5.0

soothing sound

By stratman-8rV_j

from Dallas, SD

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Ive used this for quite some time now. I wont go to another string even though my Fender Acoustic/Electric came with the Fender strings. I wont go to another string as I play in church and the sound is just soothing awesome!

 
5.0

gone great set of strings

By meo1979

from Kansas City

I play an Alvarez Acousitc-Electric Jumbo cutaway. Switched from the Elixers for two reasons...the coating kept getting "fuzzy" at my fingertips and kept breaking at the bridge. I tried the Martin SP+ based upon previously playiung the Martin Marquis on my old acoustic. Same great tone, lasted far longer than the Elixers too. Thanks Martin!

 
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Studio performance is the key

By RangerMan

from Walton, NY

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I have found through the years that Martin strings have their own unique qualities. The "SP" tagged strings were, and I suppose still are, intended to provide good quality "studio performance". In that instance, "brighter" often works very well, because the recording process can, on occasion, muddy the sound. There is no question that the SP strings are bright, especially on initial installation, but one has to give them a chance to settle in a bit. One day won't cut the mustard or give these strings a fair chance to "strut their stuff". As far as bottom end goes, my D-35 has been described as a "cannon" with these strings (Martin 4100 SP+ Phosphor Bronze) in place, but to be honest, they are brighter than many other strings. These strings last a long time, and if compared to Cleartones and Elixirs, are a bargain in price. Don't misunderstand me, I also like the Elixirs and Cleartones, as well as D'Addario EXP's and Dean Markley Alchemy's, but I let each one of my 16 guitars decide which is best for the job by their individual sounds. It's not unreasonable to consider that not all guitars will react the same to only one brand of strings. For example, it would be hard for me to duplicate the "warmth" I get from using the Alchemy's on my Taylor or the "power" from Cleartones on my Washburn 12 string. All said and done though, most of my guitars like, if not love, the Martins.

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