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Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Overview

  • Set: FX130
  • Gauge: Custom
  • Tension: 128
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $14.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $9.70
  • On Sale Today:
    - $3.29
  • Sale Price:
    $200
See All Martin .011 Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings
Martin

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.

Features

  • Set: FX130
  • Gauge: Custom
  • Tension: 128
 
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MartinFX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (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 25 customers

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    GARBAGE!!!!!

    By Mistersoul

    from Undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I read a ton of 5 star reviews and might agree with them if two of the strings (A & D) hadn't snapped before they got even close to in tune.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy on the fingers AND the ears. Nice

      By toddguitarzan

      from Frazee, MN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          It took 8 days to get them. That is the longest time I have EVER waited for MF to get an order to my door..I would suggest a quicker shipping method.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not for the working musician

          By Acoustic Rocker

          from Central Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Low Price

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These were the worst strings I have ever used . Bought 6 set and after a night of playing ( 4 sets @ 1 hr ) these strings are not up for another night ( Tone gone and strings sound very flat ) . At one show , I had to change strings half way through the night ( broken G string after 2nd set playing live ) . These maybe ok for a practice guitar but not for professional use .

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soft & Mellow

              By geraldquarles

              from Kilgore, Texas

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fits My Vocals
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong
              • Sweet

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • On Stage
              • Open Mike Night
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              MF excellent service, rapid shipping,

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My search for perfect strings over!

              By Fatsharpo

              from NC

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              Pros

              • Bright
              • Consistent
              • Easy To Play
              • Excellent value
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Loud

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Finger Picking
              • Live Performance
              • Practicing
              • Strumming

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              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!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great string for gigging musicians!

              By mymartind35

              from Northwest Arkansas

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy on the fingers
              • Long Life
              • Well balanced

              Cons

              • No problems at all

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Fingerstyle
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've played guitar a long time. I don't believe one string gauge is better than the next in every instance. These strings prove it. They're not loud, but the tone is exquisite. These strings made me a big fan. I play five different brands of guitars. All of which sound different. These strings made the best come out in all of them. Especially the D-35 Martin. Whatever gauge you use, you owe it to yourself to at least give these strings a try. They've been on my guitars a month and they still sound better than any of the coated strings ever did. This will more than likely be the string I use from now on.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Calm the storm!

              By mfreshone

              from Washington, DC

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Really Nice Mellow Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Taking The Edge Off Loud

              Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Got these for my daughter's new ovation that came w/medium bronze strings that were very bright and loud! When she sang acoustic, it drowned her out. We put these on (and took out a shim in the bridge) and the guitar is the most effortless and smooth sounding guitar ever. Love them.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great strings for students

              By Beach guitar man

              from Oklahoma

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy on the fingers
              • Great value
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All around great strings

                Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Great strumming strings, very easy on fingers.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                so far so good

                By Uncle Wally

                from Central Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I just put these on a week ago and like the feel and tone. I prefer a mellow sound so these are good for me. The jury is still out on an overall rating since I like to give it some time. I had previously used much more expensive strings that I liked very much but they didn't hold up for very long. The G string winding was breaking and the D was showing that it wasn't long for the world. Time will tell but so far I'd give these strings a thumbs up.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Martin FX strings

                    Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    These are very good strings- low tension, easy on the fingers. Nice even balanced tone. Beautiful, warm sound. Try a set.
                    Very good quality strings.
                    These strings are a great value.

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