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Excellent sound and longevity with a silky feel.

Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.

Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Guitar Strings are made with a unique composition to give you brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The phosphor bronze winding alloy is ideally suited to make strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.

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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
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MartinM2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Old School

So many years, so many brand and types of strings. After the Elixirs, the SPs, the Cleartones, I decided I wanted strings that sounded like they did back in the 60-70s....Read complete review

So many years, so many brand and types of strings. After the Elixirs, the SPs, the Cleartones, I decided I wanted strings that sounded like they did back in the 60-70s. These are the ones. I use them on my Martin D35 and my Gibson J50 and they deliver that thumping bass that is lacking in these coated strings -- that do last, but with no real tone.... These were my choice when I bought my first Martin D28 in 1972, and they are my choice now.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Strings, but not my favorite...

I probably wouldn't bother reviewing these strings, but since MF sent me an email asking for a review, I guess I'll do my part.
Actually, that makes a good point about these...Read complete review

I probably wouldn't bother reviewing these strings, but since MF sent me an email asking for a review, I guess I'll do my part.
Actually, that makes a good point about these strings. They're pretty much unremarkable.
They sound okay, but there's not any special tone or projection from them. They play okay, but they're not especially smooth or fast or easy. They're decent strings.
It's nice that they have the silk winding near the bridge end to (maybe) protect the wood from being scratched, but honestly, I've never had any issue with my guitar being damaged by other strings, so...
The price point is nice, and these Marquis strings are definitely playable, but if you're looking for strings that actually have a *personality*, you can find it elsewhere.
I've been performing an experiment since I got my newest guitar about a year ago(I won't brag, but it's a nice guitar!) to find out what strings perform the best for me and my instrument. I've tried many, many sets of strings, and so far, my faves are the old standby, Martin SP Light gauge MSP4100. I also like the Martin FX Flexible Core strings for their playability, but I do find the sound of those is a bit lacking (trade off for the flexibility, I suppose) and they are also somewhat inconsistent between sets.
But not to get off-topic. :)
Of course, strings choice is as personal a thing as musical style, and preferred instrument...so give them a try, maybe you'll think they're awesome!
But if you're looking for suggestions, try the other two strings I mentioned and see what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Dave

Reviewed by 31 customers

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Old School

By hojo199

from Connecticut

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      So many years, so many brand and types of strings. After the Elixirs, the SPs, the Cleartones, I decided I wanted strings that sounded like they did back in the 60-70s. These are the ones. I use them on my Martin D35 and my Gibson J50 and they deliver that thumping bass that is lacking in these coated strings -- that do last, but with no real tone.... These were my choice when I bought my first Martin D28 in 1972, and they are my choice now.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings, Fair Price

      By Bobby Harpman

      from Ironwood, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      For the money it is my experience that these are the best acoustic guitar strings Martin sells. My D-18 and Takamine sound their best with these installed. The full spectrum of my instruments can be heard with high, mids and lows ringing out to full potential. While fresh strings always sound the best to me, I can go two full performances without changing strings. After trying various others I now only use the Martin Marquis M2100. It's a great feeling to have confidence that your strings will not break during a performance. When using these I have never experienced a broken string at any time during a recording, rehearsal or performance. I really like the felt winding that protects the guitar's bridge too.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Martin M2100 Acoustics

      By ribs

      from Lake Forest Ca.

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      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These strings can't be beat. I've used them for years on my 1965 Gibson Country Western. I also use them on my Ovation Elite and they sound fantastic. These strings do not break and retainthat new sting sound for a long time. I strongly suggest that you give them a try. You can't go wrong.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best overall choice

      By jimmylogan

      from Tennessee

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      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Different strings will have different characteristics. Any time I try a new brand I always compare them to these. They are not the work horse that some others are - they will not last quite as long as some other brands, but they have the BEST 'fresh tone' of any phosphorus bronze I've ever tried. If you want a nice bright ring, use these strings. If you want something that will last longer, try another brand.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Strings

      By Alanbama

      from Birmingham, Al.

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Great sound
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have been using these strings for many years. I've tried almost every other brand that I can think of and none are any better than the Martin Maquis. The sound is very balanced and strong. And they sound just as good on any brand of instrument that I have tried them on.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Decent Strings, but not my favorite...

      By Davis

      from Seattle, WA

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      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I probably wouldn't bother reviewing these strings, but since MF sent me an email asking for a review, I guess I'll do my part.
      Actually, that makes a good point about these strings. They're pretty much unremarkable.
      They sound okay, but there's not any special tone or projection from them. They play okay, but they're not especially smooth or fast or easy. They're decent strings.
      It's nice that they have the silk winding near the bridge end to (maybe) protect the wood from being scratched, but honestly, I've never had any issue with my guitar being damaged by other strings, so...
      The price point is nice, and these Marquis strings are definitely playable, but if you're looking for strings that actually have a *personality*, you can find it elsewhere.
      I've been performing an experiment since I got my newest guitar about a year ago(I won't brag, but it's a nice guitar!) to find out what strings perform the best for me and my instrument. I've tried many, many sets of strings, and so far, my faves are the old standby, Martin SP Light gauge MSP4100. I also like the Martin FX Flexible Core strings for their playability, but I do find the sound of those is a bit lacking (trade off for the flexibility, I suppose) and they are also somewhat inconsistent between sets.
      But not to get off-topic. :)
      Of course, strings choice is as personal a thing as musical style, and preferred instrument...so give them a try, maybe you'll think they're awesome!
      But if you're looking for suggestions, try the other two strings I mentioned and see what you think!
      Thanks for reading!
      Dave

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great strings, made my Rogue sound way better!

      By Shaun Strummer

      from Austin TX

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Much better than the stock strings that came with my Rogue rd80.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great low cost strings

          By Wes

          from Alabama

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Great low cost strings

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great value

            By CR Esteban

            from Hawaii

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Great All Around String

              Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              If your instrument requires light gauge strings, these are a great value

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Marquis

              By matt wilkes

              from st. george, utah

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              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I love these strings. I especially love the silk ends of these strings. They keep my bridge from getting chewed up. Tone is very pleasant and projects very well. These strings also wear very well, the tone becomes warmer but not dull. The sustain remains intact as these get more worn in too. Hands down the best strings you can get for your acoustic, in my opinion.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The VERY BEST Acoustic Guitar Strings!

                By SillyLittleBoy

                from Middle America

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beefy
                • Bright
                • Clear
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I've tried most all of the other types and brands of guitar strings, even other Martin strings, but the best one for my tastes and preferences is clearly the Martin Marquis brand. I like the Phosphor Bronze Light ones for my uses, but any of the Martin Marquis brands never disappoints. To me it's night and day between these and any other brand of string, but maybe that's just me. I play an Ovation Legend and a Gibson Hummingbird, where one I a very shallow-bowl guitar and the other is more like a big bodied dreadnought and these strings ring true, clear, bright, and beefy (when they need to be) on either of these guitars. I would without a doubt highly recommend these to ANY acoustic guitar player looking for a better sound OR the BEST sound. Usually it was the price that was the only CON with these strings, but with Musician's Friend having them VERY CHEAP, I can't think of any "CONs" to these strings. I only chose the "price" under CON's, because it makes you choose something.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love the sound and the price!

                By SteveFB

                from Arcade, NY

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Why pay an arm and a let for strings that are no better. Give these a try.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                the absolute best set of strings for the money

                By white boy johnny

                from lahaina, HI

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                Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                a fine accoustic axe must be strung with a string that is nylon wrapped at the ball end.there are only two: martin marquis and gibson j200. decide for yourself.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                M2100 Martin Marquis light ga.

                By Ken-IdOMT

                from louisiana

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                Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I just changed my Martin SP4200 medium's for the Marquis M2100 phosphor/bronze light's on my D28--these are great strings with a wonderful, warm Martin tone. They go well with the solid wood body of the D28. Also my fingers are happy too. The medium strings do a number to your fingers.

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings Great Price and Delivered!

                By Elmer

                from Las Cruces, NM

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These are my guitar strings of choice. Musician's Friend had the best price.

                   
                  4.0

                  Best strings for the money

                  By Krewzer

                  from Phoenix, AZ

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I play about an hour a day. When they're new, these are the brightest and cleanest strings I have ever found - but they only last about 60-90 days, then get a little muted.

                       
                      5.0

                      GREAT!!!!!

                      By Red White

                      from Saint Paul, MN

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          Work great with a digital processor.

                           
                          5.0

                          I have use these strings before.

                          By 6 - 12 Strings

                          from Mi.

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • many gigs

                            Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            The Marquis M2100 sound great on some of my guitars. I don't use them on all of the guitars. I must say I have been a fan of Martin strings for a long time. The price points for Martin strings let one change strings when you should and more often.

                             
                            4.0

                            Best sounding string I've found

                            By SecretAgentMan

                            from Orange, CA

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Much better tone than the coated strings I tried

                            Cons

                            • Medium life before they start to sound dull

                            Best Uses

                            • all

                            Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            These are the only strings I put on an old Guild D55, and Martin 0018. It's a classic tone, which just sounds better to my ear. I've tried the coated strings, elixir, martin, d'adds, and they sound fine and do last longer. But if you compare the sonics and the tone to marquis, they come up short. I would never record with coated strings. I'd give them a 5, but when they get dull and crash, you have to get them off quick. They're still much superior to the stock martin bronze string.

                             
                            5.0

                            Another Good Set of Martin Strings

                            By Thomas

                            from North Carolina

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Martin M2100 Marquis Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              I have used several varieties of Martin strings. I have been satisfied with all of them. Except for the Retro Monel strings, I can't tell much difference between the different sets. These have a cloth wrap at the ball end for extra bridge protection on valuable instruments. Other than that, they are Martin's basic acoustic set. These just happened to be on sale the day I ordered.

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