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Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.Martin SP Acoustic strings are designed with the performer in mind. Made with high-tensile strength core wire and finished w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ideal for the gigging musician looking for consistent tone night after night.

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

Martin SP Acoustic strings are designed with the performer in mind. Made with high-tensile strength core wire and finished with the highest-quality wrap wire, Martin's SP line of strings stands up to rigorous practice and performance schedules to deliver consistent true tone that you can count on song after song.

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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance
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MartinMSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better Than The Rest, For Me

OK, I play strictly fingerstyle on higher end, 00-sized, mahogany guitars (Santa Cruz, Dana Bourgeois). I've tried Elixir coated strings (lifeless, dull, restrained) and various brands of Phospher...Read complete review

OK, I play strictly fingerstyle on higher end, 00-sized, mahogany guitars (Santa Cruz, Dana Bourgeois). I've tried Elixir coated strings (lifeless, dull, restrained) and various brands of Phospher Bronze strings (too metallic and biting). I keep coming back to these Martin 80/20 SP's. They have a very natural, rounded sound--albeit, a little bright for the first hour, or so. IMHO: Go with PB's on Rosewoods, especially if you're flatpicking a dreadnought. Stay away from coated strings (at least Elixers). They simply have no life in them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Luthier / Guitar Player

I including these strings in my search for a good string set that I could put on my acoustic guitars as well as guitars I have for sale or that have come in for...Read complete review

I including these strings in my search for a good string set that I could put on my acoustic guitars as well as guitars I have for sale or that have come in for repairs. They are superb in many ways and they allow me to set-up, measure and tune acoustic guitars very well. I don't like the way these strings come double packed in pairs or that there not sold individually - which would allow someone to more precisley or "mathematically" string a guitar. However... Once your through with all that and it's time to play the guitar, they sound excellent. They bring out a guitars best tonal qualities. The trade-off is difficult chord fingering. I can't play well with these strings and I seem to drop my pick a lot. I went to a thin pick and then to the thinnest pick I could find. I found myself wanting to get the lightest gauge set in the "SP" series and sacrifice everything, simply to be able to strum and make open chords. I'm not sure? I'm undecided on this "SP" set? It's as if the instruments and love them but the players don't.

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5.0

Excellent strings

By Hoss

from Kaysville, Utah

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Theses strings just sound awesome! I use them on my Martin D28 and it sounds fantastic.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Highly Recommended!

    By Ben

    from Louisiana

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great tone, great price!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tone

      By RANDALL

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great tone

       
      4.0

      msp3100 martin

      By Jerry

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have used this string for a will thy are good on fingers sound good but the 4100 may have them beat I have all ways used martin strings on my 1974 d28 martin

       
      5.0

      Strings I use on my 1997 Martin 00-16DBR

      By Nonickname

      from Carmel Valley, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These were the strings that came originally on my 1997 Martin 00-16DBR. I have used other strings but plan to keep using these strings on this particular guitar. The tension is around 160 for these light strings which for me is still a challenge since I am still building up my finger tips. Otherwise good sounding strings.

         
        5.0

        great strings

        By BW

        from Kansas

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I have tried other Brands of strings and I always go back to these. I think they are just one of the best strings you can buy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fabulous Find

            By Old Zman

            from Pueblo, CO

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I have played guitar for 40 years and, like all of us, constantly searched for strings that would hold a good tone for more than a few days. The SP is a string that comes closest. I have found that the tone lasts longer than any string I have tried. I would recommend them to any player.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Best From Martin for the MONEY!

                By The Acoustic Kurt

                from Canton, Ohio

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  When you can buy these strings at a price under 5 you can't go wrong. The best value bar nun in my humble opinion.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Strings--Great Price

                  By Absaroka Strummer

                  from Wyoming

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I've tried a lot of various strings on my Martin HD 35, and will yet probably try others. But I keep on coming back to these Martin 80/20's, as giving me the best sound.

                      Like most other HD's, my HD 35 has tons of low end and I've found that 80/20's tend to bring out a bit more treble than PB's. It's a sound that I like and feel is the best choice on this guitar.

                      I've had this same experience with my Breedlove 12 string. As soon as I switched from PB's to 80/20's it just sort of "woke up and came alive".

                      Martin Studio Performance strings are of a good and consistent quality. They don't really vary a lot from one set to the next, so I know what I'm getting--and MF sells them at a super price.

                      Although I like the air tight, moisture proof packaging that D'Addario uses with their strings, they usually run a bit more money and I can't justify the added expense, when the Martin SP's give me such good, consistent sound.

                       
                      5.0

                      Affordable Consistency

                      By R one

                      from Charlotte, NC

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                      Pros

                      • Clarity
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Price
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • Longevity

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      I prefer to change strings more often so as to have a precise and crisp sound. Rather than purchase a more expensive string set and have to make it last longer, I buy these. They are tensioned a bit high but sound and play great...for a while.

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