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

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Overview
  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance
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    $15.75
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    - $10.86
  • Your Price:
    $489

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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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    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

    I Love These !

    By Jeffrey Osgood

    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

        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

                          Verified Buyer

                          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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