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Gauges: .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are design...Read More

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Gauges: .011 .015 .023 .032 .042 .052

Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are designed to deliver consistent quality and tone with every set. Great for daily play and appropriate for all skill levels.

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MartinM535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Quality strings

By Guitar String Buyer

from Rockville, MD

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I had used Martin Extra Light strings for fingerstyle guitar playing. I bought Custom Light strings as a way to transition to Light gauge. So far, they are just as easy on my fingers as Extra Light. I like the sound too. I'm going try Light gauge next. If Light gauge doesn't work out, I'm going to use Custom Light instead of Extra Light.

     
    5.0

    What I Use

    By C-ville Brent

    from SE Ohio

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • good value
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Playing Live
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've been playing guitar for over 30 years and have used many different brands of strings. I mostly used Martin strings for a while and then switched to GHS because they seemed to be tougher than the Martin strings I was using. It really is problematic when a string breaks during a live song as a solo performer. The GHS strings I was using seemed to become more difficult to acquire so the search was back on. I tried these (M535) and Martin Bronze of similar gauge. I personally like the tone of these better. They hold their brightness for a reasonable amount of time, are durable, and priced well. I use them on all my acoustic guitars from beginner priced laminates to a pair of solid wood Martins.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good news, Bad news

      By Boby Harpman

      from Ironwood, Michigan

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Not US Made

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      The good news, the strings are OK. They sound good, are what they are and, for the price, could be considered for budget minded performers.
      The bad news, the strings are not made in USA. Fender, D'addario, Gibson, Pearse and so on make the effort to manufacture their stings here in the United States. Martin makes their strings, and now some of their instruments, outside the US. At a time when we need to pick up our economy and provide jobs for people in the United States, I cannot, nor will not, buy Martin strings ever again.

       
      5.0

      My Current Favorites!

      By Unplugged Guy

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        After trying dozens of different brands of strings I keep coming back to Martin phosphor bronze custom lights. They have a very good balance of playability and warmth and I find the bass to be a bit deeper with these Martin M535 Traditional Phosphor Bronze strings than with the SP MSP4050's.

        From a pure tone point of view, at least on my Martin D-28, I think the Martin Marquis Lights sound the best overall. Very deep bass and sweet, not shrill highs, but (after 30 years of trying) I just can't seem to play the .012's as well as the .011's.

        So for now (until Marquis PB become available in .011's) I find the Martin Traditional M535 the very best strings for me.

        Hope this helps in your decision making process! :)

         
        5.0

        Happy Medium

        By Sparechange64

        from Columbus Oh

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Cost
        • Recording

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I prefer Custom Lights as lights are too heavy and extra lights break easier and do not last long.

        These are fantastic strings for the type with a long life, consistent tone and much stronger than extra lights.

        If you intend to use these for recording, you need effects and other equipment to tighten up the tones. Other Phospher Bronze strings are cheaper, but do not have the longer lasting tone quality as these do.

        3.5 *

         
        5.0

        Finally found my strings !!!!

        By Jeffo

        from Woonsocket, R.I.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            After using Fender's 12-52 on my Squier SA-100 for the last 3 months , I needed a change because while they sounded good, I found myself changing sets every 4-5 days which was costing me money. I ended up buying a 6 pack of these Martins which came in last week and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of them. They have just the right amount of highs and bass for my guitar and excellent sustain as well. Plus they're long lasting and stay in tune as well. I do believe I've found my string of choice and plan on staying with these from now on.

             
            5.0

            Martin Custom Light Strings

            By Asa

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These are great strings. Good tone and I like them for the ease of string bending. Excellent for finger picking. I used to use the Martin 140's but since I changed to these they are are my Go To strings.
              Listen UP.

               
              5.0

              Great Sound

              By fletch

              from jupiter, fl

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These strings sound and feel great.

                   
                  5.0

                  My Favorite Martins

                  By William Arnold

                  from Fairview, Pa

                  Comments about Martin M535 Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  Great strings for a great price. They sound wonderful.
                  I was recently given a Pete Townshend signature J200 that desperately required new strings. This being my first high dollar acoustic guitar, I wanted it to sound and play great. I chose Martin M535 Traditional Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings because of the Martin reputation and price. I was not disappointed. They are crisp on the high end, yet deliver the bass sound I was looking for. Highly recommended. I'll buy them again!

                  Bill
                  The sound is just what I was looking for... and what I got.
                  These are the first "true acoustic" strings I've ever purchased.

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