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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance
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Ultrahigh-performance strings at an everyday price.

Gauges 11-15-23-32-42-52.

Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are high-quality strings specially designed for studio and stage applications where optimum string performance is required. Core and wrap wires meet strict requirements. Bronze alloy provides brilliance and long life. Martin acoustic guitar strings are wound to precise specifications. Gauges 11-15-23-32-42-52.

Features

  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance

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MartinMSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect Balance Of Tone Vs. Playability

    I play a Gibson 'Artist Hummingbird' as a soloist and I've been using the Martin MSP4200 (which are similar but heavier gauge at 12 to 54) for a couple years but wanted to...Read complete review

    I play a Gibson 'Artist Hummingbird' as a soloist and I've been using the Martin MSP4200 (which are similar but heavier gauge at 12 to 54) for a couple years but wanted to go a little lighter so that I could play 4 sets with less pain to my finger tips. These strings are just right. Nice tone, they play in tune, well balanced in volume and are easier on the fingers. Any lighter and you'd give up some tone and have tuning issues. These will be my regular strings. I change strings often so I can always have good tone so if you want longevity in your strings, maybe the coated ones are what you'd prefer but I think you give up some tone using coated strings. Martin strings seem to be the best in my experience. I've tried Dean Markley and D'Addario (they're ok). I have not tried Elixer becuase they are priced too high and I don't value longevity which seems to be their selling point. I think it's better to buy strings that are higher in value and change them before each gig or 2.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what I'd hoped for

    I've been using Elixir strings for the last several years, and hoped these would be a less-expensive alternative. These strings have a very nice, bright sound, but a very pronounced hand squeak,...Read complete review

    I've been using Elixir strings for the last several years, and hoped these would be a less-expensive alternative. These strings have a very nice, bright sound, but a very pronounced hand squeak, which never went away, despite the application of Fingerease. They're advertised as being long-lasting, but they oxidized pretty quickly on a guitar that spends most of it's time in a plush case, and is always wiped down after playing. Maybe i've been spoiled by the Elixirs, but given the Martin name, I was disappointed. Back to the Elixirs.

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    5.0

    Flatpickers Choice

    By KenPCreek

    from Pipe Creek, Texas

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Always Carry Backup Strin

        Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Easy to order and always in stock. I change my strings every weekend before gigs.

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        4.0

        u wont go wrong

        By musicfromheart

        from Waikoloa, hawaii

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • First Time User

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I have tried all strings from elixir- Dadarios -seems I always go back to Martins-just installed bout a month ago, have performed with these strings no neg comments-does stay in tune-nice!

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            2.0

            Not what I'd hoped for

            By abarb

            from Chapel Hill, NC

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Short life
            • Squeaky

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I've been using Elixir strings for the last several years, and hoped these would be a less-expensive alternative. These strings have a very nice, bright sound, but a very pronounced hand squeak, which never went away, despite the application of Fingerease. They're advertised as being long-lasting, but they oxidized pretty quickly on a guitar that spends most of it's time in a plush case, and is always wiped down after playing. Maybe i've been spoiled by the Elixirs, but given the Martin name, I was disappointed. Back to the Elixirs.

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              3.0

              good strings but took forever to get

              By Not Happy

              from South Carolina

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I ordered these buy one get one. to begin with musicians friend forgot the get one. then it took forever to get my order. Musicians Friend is dropping the ball.....

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                3.0

                Not bad

                By Mick

                from Phoenix

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                      Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Cheap and great sounding strings. I recommend these for practice but not live performance. I experienced a slight buzzing from the low e string. But overall happy with the price an sound.

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                      5.0

                      The best and I tried them all

                      By Rickey Lynn Hammond

                      from Sparks, Nevada

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        I've tried most every kind of string out there and to me these sound the best. They have a very long life for an uncoated string and they sound much better than coated strings through my LR Baggs pick-up. They make my guild D-25 sound huge. I'll never look back

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                        2.0

                        MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Review

                        By Doggone76

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

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                        Pros

                        • Bright Sounding

                        Cons

                        • Not Consistent

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        The 80/20 wound strings sound bright, and they bring out the rich bass in my Martin Guitar. However, the high E string when played with a pick makes an annoying high pitched ring or squeak. It is not fret buzz. I tried different nylon and plastic picks with the same results. I replaced this string with a plain steel string of the same gauge (.011") and the noise immediately disappeared. This might be due to either the bronze coating or the peculiarities of my guitar.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful Sounding Strings

                        By Jazz Singer...

                        from Vancouver WA

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I have been playing the guitar for 35 years and have 2 guitars: 6-string and 12-string Martins. These are the ONLY strings that I put on my guitars. They sound great and don't break easily, which is good because I was going through Elixirs like crazy! These strings actually sound better than the Elixirs. They bring out the beautiful rich, warm tones of Martin guitars.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent strings

                          By Big E

                          from Okinawa, Japan

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I bought these strings to replace the stock strings on my new Epiphone DR. Nothing wrong with the stock strings just not high quality. After installing the Martin strings, a very good sounding guitar sounded excellent! These strings give a full, rich sound with excellent note definition. Buy these strings, you will not be disappointed. For those that would argue that coated strings last longer...yes they do but they also sound a little muffled to me...these made my $150 dollar guitar sound like a $1,000 guitar.

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                            5.0

                            Light Gauging for Acoustic Shredding!

                            By Ledfoot

                            from San Diego, Ca

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                                  Comments about Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  These custom gauge extra light SP's are a great alternative for acoustic/electric guitars you want to play fast and furious. Lighter gauging allows you to fly on the fretboard and hit those fulls step blues bends effortlessly. You will lose some tone and resonance though, but for stage applications and hired guns, these are the easist acoustic strings to play on the market!

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