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

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Gauges 11-15-23-32-42-52.Rich tone should last as long as the inspiration does. Built on Martin's durable SP core wire, Martin SP Lifespan strings ar...Read More

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Ultrahigh-performance strings at an everyday price.

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Rich tone should last as long as the inspiration does. Built on Martin's durable SP core wire, Martin SP Lifespan strings are the next level in studio and stage performance. Now with a more advanced proprietary treatment from America’s legendary guitar builder, SP Lifespan strings repel dirt, grit and other environmental elements that can quickly alter the sound of your strings. All six strings are treated to ensure a longer life. Martin developed a new and advanced method to treat strings, resulting in a process that ensures both the core and wrap are protected from corrosion. The molecular level treatment adds almost no mass to the string, will not flake or peel, and does not alter the vibration pattern like some string coatings can. The high-tensile strength SP core wire resists breakage and holds tunings longer – a perfect match to the treatment in creating a long life string. SP Lifespans are designed to last longer and sound better so you can play on.

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MartinMSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

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

Great Strings!

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from Morristown, TN

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    These Martin strings have an awesome sound. I didn't expect them to sound so good for the low price they cost. I was extremely surprised how great the sound was. Love them & have ordered another set for backup...

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    5.0

    The Only Strings I Buy

    By 

    from Oriskany, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy on the fingers
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Use these strings on two acoustic guitars...Yamaha and Hofner...recommended by my guitar tech

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      5.0

      consistent quality and sound

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      from winner, sd

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I've tried others and I keep going back.

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        5.0

        I Love These !

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        from Woonsocket, R.I.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I started using these about a month or so ago after having bad experiences with Fender strings that would not hold their tone. I recently acquired a 1999 Fender DG 20S and, these strings sound great on it along with holding it in tune as well. They're also long lasting as well. I won't use anything else.

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            5.0

            Flatpickers Choice

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            from Pipe Creek, Texas

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              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

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                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

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                    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

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                      from usa

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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 

                        from Phoenix

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                          Cons

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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

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                              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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