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Martin MSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 12-16-25-32-42-54.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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Excellent sound and longevity with a silky feel.

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

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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MartinMSP3100 SP 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (8)

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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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

Fabulous Find

By 

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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best From Martin for the MONEY!

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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        4.0

        Good Strings--Great Price

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        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.

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            5.0

            Affordable Consistency

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            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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            4.0

            Good functional strings

            By 

            from Wyoming

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Martin SP strings are good strings and they cost less than many other brands. They have good tone and seem to last about as long as most others. For the price they are a great buy.

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                5.0

                Good Deal

                By 

                from Kansas City, MO

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Great deal, didnt have to leave the house..

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                    5.0

                    Great all I can say

                    By 

                    from Akron, Oh,

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Have Every Used
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong
                    • These Are Best Strings I

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts

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

                      allways have people asking what kind of strings they are . And once they are tuned they stay in tune Love them

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                      4.0

                      Reliable Quality Strings

                      By 

                      from Kingman, Az.

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                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Feel
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • Somewhat Mushy

                      Best Uses

                      • All Purpose

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

                      I've used these string for a long time. They're not perfect, but the best I've found so far.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just right!

                      By 

                      from shenandoah valley

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

                      I use SP's on all but one of my acoustics. That box get Silk and Bronze for a special flavor. Otherwise SP's are my only choice.
                      They are what they should be...Bright crisp and long lasting tone.
                      NEVER broke one in the at least 15 years I'd guess i've been using.
                      They may not out last the coated strings out there but I've tried every new brand that have gone coated... even Martin's and I come back. Price to tone life I think is much better with SP's.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Better Than The Rest, For Me

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                      from Undisclosed

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

                      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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