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Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Martin FX750 medium acoustic guitar strings use a thinner core wire to deliver greater player control with sharp attack, increased flexibility and improved harmonic sustain. The wrap is constructed of 92/8 bronze and the core wire is Martin's platinum: high carbon steel with special zinc flashing. Recommended for acoustic country, bluegrass and blues styles.

92/8 Phosphor Bronze

This alloy is comprised of 92% copper, 8% tin and traces of lead, iron, zinc and phosphor. These strings produce a bright but slightly warmer sound than the 80/20. The phosphor in the alloy helps them to retain their new sound for greater consistency in brilliance levels.

Platinum

High carbon steel with special zinc flashing that gives the wire better tensile properties. Martin uses platinum on the FX string sets to increase the durability and improve harmonic sustain.

It has been said that the guitar becomes a mini orchestra when played fingerstyle. In fingerstyle's simplistic form, the thumb is setting the beat and the fingers are working through the melody. While that sounds rather basic, it is rather challenging to master. Despite all the instruction and guidance on fingerstyle playing, very little focus has been given to the string where the sound is truly initiated. So, Martin started from scratch in their string research facility and worked with several fingerstyle groups to develop a string that would be more responsive to fingerstyle methods. After creating many samples in the lab and working with the fingerstyle groups, they determined that a fingerstyle string should deliver crisp, clear notes with little overtone and light sustain. The string needs to be flexible and almost soft to the touch, but very controllable. And, since fingerstyle playing is not a forceful style, the string needs to deliver the proper resonance and vibration to the top to create the right volume.

The end result: Martin FX Flexible Core, available in 80/20 Bronze for maximum brilliance out of the box, and 92/8 Phosphor Bronze for warmth and consistent brilliance. The silvered steel plain strings provide the traditional tone and longevity you expect from Martin. The zinc flashed thinner core wire and thicker wrap wire increase the resonance and control while creating a more flexible string. Ultra-pure high tensile strength steel has been chosen to maximize the durability of the string.

Martin asked a member of the Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society to give them his feedback on the Martin FX strings. Here is Dave Wodnicki's experience: "The new Martin FX strings are truly a great set of wires. On the sound, the tone is clear/warm and they ring very nicely. On the feel, great to the touch but what I really noticed was that when I played up above the 7th fret all the way up to the 14th, it took less effort to make the chords, runs and bass lines. I was able to move around a bit easier and the control was very solid, which means I had plenty of reserve energy for expression. That's exactly what I like because there is a lot of music up there when you can get some real power into the phrasing and sustain it. The Martin FX Phosphor Bronze strings are perfect for fingerstyle. Nice work, guys!"

Whether you play Travis picking, American primitive guitar, ragtime guitar, Celtic guitar, slack-key guitar, percussive fingerstyle or jazz fingerstyle, give Martin FX Flexible Core strings a test. The Martin FX Flexible Core sets are also suitable for beginning guitar players. The FX line requires less finger pressure to play than standard strings at equivalent tensions. The thinner core wire also provides better sustain in the upper harmonic overtones.

C. F. Martin & Co., Est. 1833 remains one of the longest surviving family owned and operated manufacturers in the world. Six generations of the Martin family have been dedicated to the company's products, their superbly well-crafted acoustic instruments and strings.


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FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • Gauge .013 - .056
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MartinFX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

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4.0

Good sound

By James

from Gallipolis, Oh.

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • uncoated

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      Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I put these MFX 750's on my Taylor 818e. These 750's are not coated and didn't seem to continue stretching near as bad like some new strings do. I use finger style and quite frankly, I have not found any coated strings to date that does not have that dull finger to string sound. Thought I would try these MFX 750's and would buy them again before buying the more expensive coated strings for my style of playing. Also, I don't reckon I have ever bought a set of bad Martin Acoustic strings. I even had "new" Martin M150's for a couple years and had some oxidation or something on them. They were all I had, I put them on expecting the 1st string to snap and no problems. And they sound good as new. I will continue to try different strings for the Taylor 818e but for my old Fender and Alvarez acoustics, Martin gives them great volume and playability at a very reasonable price.

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      4.0

      Flexcore

      By Bottlefinger

      from Omaha, NE

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      • Good Tone

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        • Concerts
        • Gigs
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I wanted to try them because of Tommy Emmanuel's endorsement. I have played them for a while, not long enough to see how they play out or break. So far so good. Not blown away. I like the price but may stick with the MR 4200s but these are a fine string.

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        5.0

        Great strings

        By Marty

        from Florida-Georgia

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        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

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          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Love the FX strings. I use them on my Martin d-28, Martin custom 16, D-35, and my Washburn guitar. They sound great and last a long time, don't break and hold their tune good. People are always commenting about how good my guitars sound and how easy thy are to play. I like the Martin SP strings too but now use mostly the FX strings. I play mostly Bluegrass and gospel

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          5.0

          Great bang for your buck!!!

          By bluegrass cat

          from austin tx

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          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Loud
          • Strong

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              Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I started using these strings about a year ago and im quite pleased with the results. Great for that martin bluegrass sound with the booming bass for that constant drive bluegrass requires. Just the right midrange for rhythm and the right high for when you take a break.

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              5.0

              The ULTIMATE phosforus-bronze!!!!

              By none

              from South Carolina

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              Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These strings give you the volume and tone of a medium gauge string with the playabilty of a lighter gauge string. I play blues/folk/slide and they sound great in all areas. If there is better I havent hit it yet.

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              5.0

              I'm surprised!

              By jmayojscc

              from Jackson, TN

              Comments about Martin FX750 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've used D'Addario EJ 17s for years; that's all I've ever used except for a brief time when I used Elixers. However, I just got a new Martin HD 28, and they sent a box of these strings with the guitar. I thought, "What the heck." I put them on this afternoon, and I just got home from a gig tonight. I absolutely loved the strings. The play and sound great. I always thought Martin strings were....not that great. But this is my new string of choice.

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