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Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 11-13-23-28-38-47Martin FX guitar strings utilize an advanced thin wire core to increase flexibility and improve sustain without sacrificing t...Read More

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Long life and clear tone.

Gauges 11-13-23-28-38-47

Martin FX guitar strings utilize an advanced thin wire core to increase flexibility and improve sustain without sacrificing tone, durability, or playability.

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  • Set: FX130
  • Gauge: Custom
  • Tension: 128
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MartinFX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Long life (6)
  • Easy on the fingers (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (12)
    • Back-up (5)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My search for perfect strings over!

    After much reading about the sound qualities of different kinds of strings, I used bronze or PB's custom lights for a long time. I first tried these strings on my backup/practice guitar -...Read complete review

    After much reading about the sound qualities of different kinds of strings, I used bronze or PB's custom lights for a long time. I first tried these strings on my backup/practice guitar - a folk sized Simon and Patrick. The sound was sweet and the strings soft to the touch and easy to play. My main player is a Masterbilt EF500RCCE and it has a rather dark tone. I was afraid to go any lighter than the custom lights (11-52) that I've been using because I was afraid of excessive volume loss. After putting these on, the tone is considerably brighter and better and volume is equal to, if not better, than the custom lights. I play a mixture of finger style and strumming and these strings sound excellent for both. After years of experimenting w/strings my search is over. Don't be put off by the lightness of the gauge - these are easily equal to regular lights in volume IMO. Save your fingers and boost your tone at the same time. Best strings I have EVER used. Excellent!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    FX130 Silk And Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings

    Too bright for my ear.
    I may be a stick-in-the-mud. I tried these strings in an attempt to remove a little of the brightness from my Martin HD28. I wanted a little...Read complete review

    Too bright for my ear.
    I may be a stick-in-the-mud. I tried these strings in an attempt to remove a little of the brightness from my Martin HD28. I wanted a little more pop sound than Blue Grass. I got 60's 12 string sound instead. I just put them on today. I will remove them tomorrow. Some will love them. I am still searching for MY String! The Silk and Phosphor are not it! It may be the lighter guage.
    Martin Quality.
    Value priced.

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    5.0

    These are very nice.

    By eigsin

    from Coatesville, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Nice Touch
    • Put Them Right On An

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • A Good One For Beginners
      • Backup
      • Best On Small Body Guitar
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I put them right on an Ibanez, EW, chamber size guitar. Always had trouble getting a good tone from this instrument while maintaining playability. Never heard this box sound so good and it's a gas to play.
      I haven't plugged it in yet but acoustically I'm very happy
      By all means try at least one set!

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      4.0

      Decent strings for a good price

      By Don

      from Chicago suburbs

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        They work, price is right. Made in Mexico, if that matters to you...

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        5.0

        surprise, surprise!

        By Doc

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I hesitated getting these initially, but after my first "test" set, I was convinced enough to get 12 more. Since they were ridiculously well priced on sale, I couldn't resist! Playing with them (I play chord melody/fingerstyle) enables more ease of use and these are the most comfortable strings I've ever used. I sold a beautiful Taylor guitar because I couldnt get the right feel playing it and believe this may have solved the problem. As it turns out I bought a short scale Taylor and the combination was remarkable.
          As far as brightness, these may not have as bright a sound as the SP's but to me it's worth the minimal tradeoff for the playability. They still sound great.

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          5.0

          Good strings for the price

          By J. Mann

          from Georgia

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy on the fingers
          • Good Tone
          • Hold Tuning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Ordered these on a whim, and glad I did. I have had no problems with breakage and they hold tuning very well. They are easy on the fingers and I feel they are well worth the price.

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            5.0

            Can't beat the price

            By Brian

            from Montreal

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I bought 3 sets of strings because of the price on sale.And suggestion from my teacher. I ordered 10 more sets because they are great. Unbelievable price for Martin strings.

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              5.0

              FX130

              By MG21

              from The Bay Area

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Nothing Unusable

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                  4.0

                  A very good string for the price.

                  By Kenny D

                  from Indy

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    A pro would want a more expensive string, but for home or practice, they are great.

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                    5.0

                    GREAT STRINGS,GREAT ACTION

                    By MUSIC MAN 1977

                    from ALABAMA

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Improves Action
                    • Makes Playing Easy
                    • Sound great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Great For Begginers
                      • Great For Good Action
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      THESE ARE GREAT STRINGS FOR BEGGINERS ,THEY HAVE GREAT ACTION. MAKES IT EASIER FOR BEGGINER TO BUILD CALOUSES ON FINGER TIPS. ALSO MAKES ANY GUITAR SOUND AMAZING. NOT FOR HARD PICKING,GREAT FOR FINGER PICKING AND STRUMING. GRAB A SET AND TRY THEM. VERY NICE SOUND.

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                      5.0

                      Great Strings, great tone

                      By Marshall Advocate

                      from SC

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Light Tension
                      • Soft Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • ANY USE

                        Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        These strings sound great! They are lighter tension than a standard set of 11's and that makes them not only easier to play barr chords on but they also don't kill your finger tips. The bass response is excellent, providing a nice rounded bass that is full of tone. They have slightly less volume than a standard 80/20 string set (but that's why you have an amp) but the warm tone more than makes up for it.

                        When installing do not pull up on them as hard as you would a normal set as over stretching can damage the core and severely shorten the life of the strings. Simply pull up lightly to "set" them and then tune up. You will not be disappointed with these strings. I installed them on 4 of my guitars and they all sounded great so I immediately bought many more sets.

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                        5.0

                        Smoothest strings I have ever used.

                        By Ray

                        from Atlanta, Georgia

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        I bought these strings because of the price on sale. I ordered 3 more sets because they are great. Unbelievable price for Martin strings.

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