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Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from 92/8 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, ...Read More

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Excellent sound and longevity.

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

Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from 92/8 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The Phosphor Bronze winding is ideally suited for making strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.

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MartinM540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dependable, Toneful Guitar Strings

This is my "go-to" acoustic guitar string set. Its sound and tone is delightful to me: crisp, sharp and shiny on a guitar with bone nut & saddle. Read complete review

This is my "go-to" acoustic guitar string set. Its sound and tone is delightful to me: crisp, sharp and shiny on a guitar with bone nut & saddle.
My play style wears severely on strings because of bending and use of much vibrato across the frets. I have used more-expensive coated strings, but these Martins sound better and they last about as long as coated strings, due to string-wear at the frets; thus, the Martins are a great value in guitar strings.
Rarely have I broken a string in this set. (With coated strings, one string per set seemed to be my pattern of breakage.) Because of the low cost of this dependable string set, I enjoy its consistent great tone on my acoustic guitar at a fine price, and rarely have I broken a string. Now I joyfully look forward to changing strings on my acoustic guitar!

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M540 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings 10 Pack

I love these strings. They sound great, they have a great feel on the fingers. They aren't the sturdiest, so lighten your hands up, or better yet, chuck your picks like...Read complete review

I love these strings. They sound great, they have a great feel on the fingers. They aren't the sturdiest, so lighten your hands up, or better yet, chuck your picks like a real guitarist. They don't keep their brightness more than a week, so change them often. At these prices you can afford to do that.

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5.0

Standard - Norm

By JOHN

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Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These Martin strings are my "all-the-time" usual strings. Although my playing style is a hard dynamic style, I don't mind changing strings regularly, because these strings are affordable, and dependable, too, through their lifespan. I shorten that "lifespan" a great deal as my style erodes the wound strings at the frets.

 
4.0

Decent String

By Jimmy Mac

from Santa Cruz, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Nice Sound When Fresh
  • Strong

Cons

  • They Corrode Quickly

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

A nice bright acoustic string,but they don't have that tone for very long, at least in my climates. They do better here in California than they do at my house in the tropics. The packaging of two strings per envelope doesn't work well in the tropics, but I still use them. They are pretty cheap by the 10 pack!

 
5.0

M540 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHT ACOUSTIC STRI

By Jimmy Mac

from Santa Cruz, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've never broken one! I change them pretty often though as they get dull sounding, as does any string. Nice an bright out of the box, nice bass tone too.

       
      5.0

      For what it's worth

      By 'Hack' Walker

      from Lee, MA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I was very,very happy with my last coupla purchases thru MF! I recieved both orders,of which were separate orders,days apart, within 10 days! Thanks so much MF!!!!

         
        4.0

        Dependable, Toneful Guitar Strings

        By JOHN

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All around
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          This is my "go-to" acoustic guitar string set. Its sound and tone is delightful to me: crisp, sharp and shiny on a guitar with bone nut & saddle.
          My play style wears severely on strings because of bending and use of much vibrato across the frets. I have used more-expensive coated strings, but these Martins sound better and they last about as long as coated strings, due to string-wear at the frets; thus, the Martins are a great value in guitar strings.
          Rarely have I broken a string in this set. (With coated strings, one string per set seemed to be my pattern of breakage.) Because of the low cost of this dependable string set, I enjoy its consistent great tone on my acoustic guitar at a fine price, and rarely have I broken a string. Now I joyfully look forward to changing strings on my acoustic guitar!

           
          1.0

          M540 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings 10 Pack

          By Stephen Benson

          from SoCal

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I love these strings. They sound great, they have a great feel on the fingers. They aren't the sturdiest, so lighten your hands up, or better yet, chuck your picks like a real guitarist. They don't keep their brightness more than a week, so change them often. At these prices you can afford to do that.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          dissapointed

          By Acoustic Idiot

          from San Francisco CA

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I have only bought one set of martin strings in my life and was dissapointed. small E string snapped BEFORE it was even tuned up. I thought I'd try something different for a change, but now I seriously doubt I'll ever go back to martin strings unless they miraculously do somethin big in the future. I'd rather spend 15bux on strings that last more than a tuning

           
          5.0

          Durable and Mellow

          By wendola64

          from Iowa

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I bought a 10-pack last year and am pleased with the sound and quality. These light strings are easier on the finger tips and I disperse them to my students.

           
          5.0

          Great on any guitar

          By prazguy

          from illinois

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The Martin m540 is the only acoustic guitar string I will use. I play in my church worship band so I play minimum of twice a week (usually about 4-5 hours a week). These strings hold up very well, In the three years I have been playing this guitar with these strings I have broken only two strings. After about three weeks of playing I do change them as they begin to sound less bright. I have played Elixir strings on this guitar and I can't tell that they retain the "new sound" any longer than the martin 540's. You simply can't find a better string at any price.

           
          4.0

          May be better than light Martin SPs

          By steelpig

          from Rough & Ready, CA

          Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 10-Pack Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          If these Martin Strings last longer than the SPs, and come in a 10-pack, I might as well stick to these, besides the Medium gauge string sets.

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