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Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings 10-Pack  

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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 Acoustic Strings 10-Pack
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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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

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    4.0

    Decent String

    By Jimimac

    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 Acoustic Strings 10-Pack:

    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!

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    5.0

    M540 PHOSPHOR BRONZE LIGHT ACOUSTIC STRI

    By Jimimac

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        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.

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        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 Acoustic Strings 10-Pack:

          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!!!!

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          4.0

          Dependable, Toneful Guitar Strings

          By JOHNNY K

          from Pacific Northwest

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All around
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            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!

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            M540 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings 10 Pack

            Comments about Martin M540 Phosphor Bronze Light 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 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.

            Comment on this review

            (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 Acoustic Strings 10-Pack:

            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

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            5.0

            Durable and Mellow

            By wendola64

            from Iowa

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

            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.

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            5.0

            Great on any guitar

            By prazguy

            from illinois

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

            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.

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            4.0

            May be better than light Martin SPs

            By steelpig

            from Rough & Ready, CA

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

            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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            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Chimera

            from Colchester, CT

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

            I play a Gibson Hummingbird and I've tried numerous brands of strings over the last 7 years, but any store I go to, it's gotta be Martin Lights. Some people complain about strings going "dead" yeah, well, these don't. When you first put them on, they sound beautiful and crisp, and after a few months of playing they are a little less striking, but the sweet, sweet sound doesn't go away. I've had a set of Elixir nanowebs on my guitar and they didn't last as long, nor did they sound as good. Indubitably, the best.

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