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Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 11-13-23-28-38-47Martin SP Flexible Core strings have a thin, but strong core wire and a thicker wrap wire, which allows them to be flexible a...Read More

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It isn't just about flexibility, it's about bending the note 'til it rings true.

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

Martin SP Flexible Core strings have a thin, but strong core wire and a thicker wrap wire, which allows them to be flexible and easy on the fingers while holding standard tension. SP Flexible Core strings feel soft to the touch, making them ideal for beginners. But don't be fooled by comfort! Just ask Tommy Emmanuel, who performs with Martin's SP Flexible Core strings night after night. With SP Flexible Core, you get total flexibility and total control.

FEATURES
  • Set: FX130
  • Gauge: Custom
  • Tension: 128
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MartinFX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (63)
  • Consistent (50)
  • Long life (27)
  • Well built / quality (20)
  • Easy on the fingers (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (46)
  • Back-up (23)
  • Concerts (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Novice (12), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A couple of thing you should know

I have played professionally. I'm an old guy now, but I do know strings. When I first tried these strings I gave them a good review, and I stand by what I said...Read complete review

I have played professionally. I'm an old guy now, but I do know strings. When I first tried these strings I gave them a good review, and I stand by what I said originally. There are, however, a couple of things you should know. These strings don't pick up well with a sound hole pickup or on an archtop guitar. They're great for acoustic playing though. Also, if your action is low, be prepared to adjust your truss rod. These strings have less tension. and you may end up with fret buzz. Loosening your truss rod a bit, might eliminate that problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mellow but not for me.

I purchased these to put on my parlor guitar so I could play fingerstyle easily and without getting sore fingers as the strings are supposed to be softer on the fingers. They are definitely...Read complete review

I purchased these to put on my parlor guitar so I could play fingerstyle easily and without getting sore fingers as the strings are supposed to be softer on the fingers. They are definitely softer but you definitely lose volume and tone. The strings made my parlor guitar so mellow in tone and quiet in volume that I just considered them not right. If I play fingerstyle blues I do want good tone and these strings seem to sacrifice tone for easy playing and being soft on the fingers. I ended up taking off these strings and putting on D'Darrio 10/47 which are working out great.

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5.0

Great Strings!!

By StevieC

from Oxford, AL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bendable
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Usage
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    If you want strings that ben easily and are easy on the fingers, these are the strings for you. Thee are my go-to strings for all acoustics now. The tone is a little bright, the feel and flexibility make up for that.

     
    4.0

    Nice option for "Silk And Steel."

    By MK

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        If you have an acoustic that requires low-tension strings but don't like the feel and/or tone of "Silk And Steel" I recommend these as an alternative.

         
        5.0

        THESE STRINGS GIVE ME THE BEST SOUND ON MY ACOUSTIC GUITARS

        By LAKEMAN

        from LAKE WACCAMAW N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          A FEW YEARS AGO I STARTED PUTTING THESE STRINGS ON MY ACOUSTIC GUITARS AND TO THIS DAY I STILL LOVE THE SOUND ,TONE AND VOLUME I GET WITH THEM. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ALL ACOUSTIC PLAYERS PRO OR BEGINNER.

           
          3.0

          Mellow but not for me.

          By Desert lover

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I purchased these to put on my parlor guitar so I could play fingerstyle easily and without getting sore fingers as the strings are supposed to be softer on the fingers. They are definitely softer but you definitely lose volume and tone. The strings made my parlor guitar so mellow in tone and quiet in volume that I just considered them not right. If I play fingerstyle blues I do want good tone and these strings seem to sacrifice tone for easy playing and being soft on the fingers. I ended up taking off these strings and putting on D'Darrio 10/47 which are working out great.

           
          5.0

          Nice strings.

          By MK

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          They are indeed flexible which aids in bending and vibrato. The feel is nice and soft. The tone is a tad less bright than phosphor bronze but still projects. Like anything else, you just have to try them. I'm glad I did.

           
          4.0

          good strings

          By Jeff

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Tried these based on the reviews and they sound ok and feel good but i will stick with my Elixers. These are much cheaper and are good strings i just prefer Elixer nanoweb phosphur

           
          5.0

          I would purchase these strings again, love'm

          By Larry

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          My favorite strings, they make any guitar sound so much better, in my opinion!

           
          5.0

          Great String with a Soft Touch

          By jim im PA

          from Pennsylvania, USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Reward a sensitive touch on the guitar
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            The core of this string yields a lower tension. It is much easier to go back and forth among my acoustics and electrics with this string on the acoustics

             
            5.0

            Great strings for those who have arthritis or ct

            By Tpc

            from spencer, ok

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                For those with carple tunnel or a these are great. Easy to finger, with strings this thin u usually sacrifice tone but it's not that bad, they still sound gratel,

                 
                5.0

                Bendable Strings

                By StevieC

                from Oxford, AL

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy on the fingers
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Very Bendable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin FX130 Silk and Phosphor Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Great for beginners and experienced players.

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