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Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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MartinFX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get some - Play Happy at a Great Price!

Play Happy at a Great Price!

The price and my curiosity overcame my doubts and I ordered a few sets of FX740 Phosopher Bronze 12's. It was a nice surprise...Read complete review

Play Happy at a Great Price!

The price and my curiosity overcame my doubts and I ordered a few sets of FX740 Phosopher Bronze 12's. It was a nice surprise and I quickly ordered a dozen more. They stay tuned, are easy on the fingers and fretboard, great tone and overtones when amped are bold! Even when I double capo the harmonics are right on pitch... Get some -

I have used composite 'silk & steel' strings for over 20 years on my 68 Martin Brazilian D35 12string and for 10 years on my Heritage 355 acoustic electric. I love the warm rich tones and easy fingering. Get some - Play Happy at a Great Price! When I read Martin was producing a 'flexible' core all steel string I was skeptical concerning tension and issues with capo's.

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Just OK

They were cheap and the flexible core idea was interesting so I bought a couple of sets. After a couple of hours playing, I can't say that I notice any big difference in...Read complete review

They were cheap and the flexible core idea was interesting so I bought a couple of sets. After a couple of hours playing, I can't say that I notice any big difference in playability. What I do notice is all treble, no bass. The quality is OK for the price but they are not something I would buy again.

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5.0

Great! Right out of the box

By 

from Atlanta GA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice and acoustic gig

    Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    They are great right out of the box. I gig 4 nights a week, acoustic, and I've used many strings through the years and I can put these on, FX740, and play the gig without that fresh new "piano" string sound. They last a few weeks for me. Though I know a friend who changes them every other gig. The price is great and Musician Friend's no minimum shipping charge makes them even better.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Revisit

    By 

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Anytime - Anywhere
    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I did a review of these strings last December. I have to update my review because these strings are the BEST I ever used by far. I have them on a Martin that I restrung last January and they still sound as good, if not better than after they first took seat.
    I only play at home these days and I change my strings at least once a month untill I tried the FX 12/54's.

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    4.0

    Working man's strings

    By 

    from San Angelo, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I like these strings. I don't love these strings but they sound good on my Seagull S6 and on my Orpheum resonator. I change strings every week to ten days and these set in quickly. I can change strings in the morning and play a show that evening.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I bought these strings because my fingers are getting old and stiff. I was looking for a softer bend and smooth feel. I expected to give up some tonal qualities and volume, but, to my surprise these strings give me everything I was looking for without any sacrifice. These are great strings.

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        4.0

        They Are More Flexibible

        By 

        from Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These strings sound good. There is not a lot of string noise. However I fingerpick and they are just a little stiff for my style. I went with the 11 gauge FX775.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not as advertised!!!!!

          By 

          from Chicago

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • None Really

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I wanted to try these a LONG time... im sorry I did, but at least I got to try.To quote the info on the Package as well as the hype...a thinner core gives greater player control increased flexibility,and improved harmonic response great flexibility ect great for transitioning from electric to acoustic and super great for beginning players. What???? I found none of this true at all! Stiff as a board I would say UNFLEXIBLE is the word. I wondered if they put the wrong strings in the box!!! Hard to play or maneuver around on! Tone sound nothing special at all..i don't get it but im very disappointed. You woud assume they would be somewhat soft similar to silk and steel and easy to play they are not.!
              supposedly easy to bend and slide around with... nope not for me I will go back to Dadarrios custom lights they do what the Martins claim to do. I think the description was written for them by a freelance writer and it sounded good but not true... imo unplayable.. not worth it..disappointed...

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              No more cramped hands

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy on the fingers
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Non

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Recently tried these strings on my Martin OMCA4 .
              A relief on my fingers and my hand doesn't cramp up playing long gigs. The added plus is these Strings sound great acoustically as well as plugged into an amp.

              Haven't experienced breakage/snapping while playing / changing strings as mentioned in a prior review.

              I will also give the FX 80/20 lights a try on my acoustic/electric. From the reviews they also seem like a good first or second choice.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy on the fingers and nice tone

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Non

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Always use Martin Strings on my acoustic's. Tried these for the first time and really like them. Much easier on the fingers :-)

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Get some - Play Happy at a Great Price!

              Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Play Happy at a Great Price!

              The price and my curiosity overcame my doubts and I ordered a few sets of FX740 Phosopher Bronze 12's. It was a nice surprise and I quickly ordered a dozen more. They stay tuned, are easy on the fingers and fretboard, great tone and overtones when amped are bold! Even when I double capo the harmonics are right on pitch... Get some -

              I have used composite 'silk & steel' strings for over 20 years on my 68 Martin Brazilian D35 12string and for 10 years on my Heritage 355 acoustic electric. I love the warm rich tones and easy fingering. Get some - Play Happy at a Great Price! When I read Martin was producing a 'flexible' core all steel string I was skeptical concerning tension and issues with capo's.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Martin FX Strings

              By 

              from Pennsylvania

              Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Sounds good but seriously needs a quality check
              I have bought these strings for years and thought they sounded great and loved them but recently every time I buy a new set of strings they snap for no reason. Not while im playing or while i was tuning. This has happened about 3-4 times in a row where I can't play my guitar due to the strings snapping within a day, like my D and G strings, which really have no reason to break at all

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