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Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.Martin SP Acoustic strings are designed with the performer in mind. Made with high-tensile strength core wire and finished w...Read More

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For performers, these'll hold up night after night.

Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.

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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MartinMSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings transformed my little guitar

I don't usually take the time to write reviews but I felt I had to this once.

I purchased a used and very cheap Ibanez Talman TY10 electric acoustic for my daughter....Read complete review

I don't usually take the time to write reviews but I felt I had to this once.

I purchased a used and very cheap Ibanez Talman TY10 electric acoustic for my daughter. The strings looked like they were 10 years old so replaced them with a generic, medium weight set of phosphor bronze strings. I use the same strings on my Washburn jumbo acoustic and they sound and play fine. Replacing rusty, frayed old strings with anything new obviously made a big difference to the sound of the Talman but I was really disappointed in how weak the guitar sounded - it is a very small, compact guitar but has little projection and the tone was pretty terrible. I was about ready to resell the guitar when I remembered back to trying out a new Talman TY10 in a guitar store and how light the strings felt - that guitar sounded and played much better. Based on some other reviews I decided to try the Martin SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights - what a HUGE difference it made to the quality of the sound - sweet ringing tone and it surprisingly made the guitar sound deeper which it desperately needed. I was truly shocked at the improvement. The lightness also suits the guitar from a playability standpoint. I always thought strings was strings and differences were subtle at best - not so. I'll be trying different gauges of Martin SPs on my other guitars to see if I get the same jump in sound quality.

Bottom line is if you have cheap sounding little guitar, for a minimal investment of less than 6 bucks, try these strings and see if you get the same dramatic improvements in sound and playability that I got.
For only a couple of dollars more than the cheapest strings these are a bargain given the improvement in sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Martin SP Strings

I'm sorry, but no. I bought three sets of these because of a sale, and I figured "the Marquis strings were nice. Why not these?" I enjoyed the Marquis...Read complete review

I'm sorry, but no. I bought three sets of these because of a sale, and I figured "the Marquis strings were nice. Why not these?" I enjoyed the Marquis strings by Martin okay, but these are horrible. I string them up and they sound and feel great, but after two days of general playing, they are terrible; grimy, rusty, scratchy, tearing up my fingerboard. I would consider having them as a backup, but only if necessary. And far as I can tell, they don't seem to break easy, even though I play acoustic .10s. However, while they stay strong, their life goes out in no more than forty-eight hours.

You're probably thinking "you just got a dud set." I can assure you, this is not true. The first set I bought, I used to restring a friend's guitar. They died in about a week. Then I bought the three sets as the deal, and sets one and two have died comepletely in no more than two days. I cannot pick up any new sets this week, and I'm playing in a wedding in a couple days, so I'm saving the third set to put on at the last minute.

I wish I could recommend these, and I'm not a negative person, but honestly, I cannot stand these strings.

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5.0

Great for the price

By Mansho

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

The sound is clear and they don't hurt my fingers

 
5.0

Would buy them again.

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Tried them on my Gibson J-45 and surprisingly they pulled a good sound out of a big guitar. May use them again for extra fast fingerpicking.

 
5.0

Great sounding strings!

By Mark

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

My favorite for straight to amp use. Also a good price.

 
5.0

Very good strings

By JSTJEAN

from Greenwood, Delaware-USA

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Excellent light gauge strings for a brighter sound and easier play-ability of barre chords and extended chords on an acoustic guitar.

 
5.0

Martin SP 4000 Extra Light Guitar Strings

By Duke

from Otis, Ma

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I wanted to try extra light on an old (1st guitar) Guild D25 from the late 60's, to improve the neck action and feel. The sound is great with a beautiful tone and the neck action is greatly improved. Mission accomplished!

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Redman

    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I just want to let you know that Martin strings are great strings for a killer price unless you have a favorite that you use every time I suggest trying the Martin sp acoustic phosphor bronze

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great strings at a great price!

        By Glenn

        from Longmont, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I needed a set of strings that were light enough to do full step bends on my Martin acoustic. I lost the number 1 E string the first day but I took one from a regular light set that was .001 heavier and that solved the problem. I wish Musician's Friend sold individual strings. The music store in town only sold full sets of strings as well and charged 3 times a much for a set than Musician's Friend does.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Tone and Value

        By Iron Davy

        from Lenoir City, Tennessee

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I absolutely love these. The best acoustic guitar strings available. Nothing I've ever tried compares....and I've been playing and setting-up my own instruments since 1977......

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Strings!

          By Iron Davy

          from Lenoir City, Tennessee

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I love Martin Strings, and these are perfect! I own a 1978 Alvarez DY90, and these strings are perfect for it. I maintain all of my equipment very carefully, and I haven't had any problems with breakage or longevity. The tone from these is AMAZING!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Martin SP Strings

            By Jake Hueller

            from Lyons, OR

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Strong

            Cons

            • Not Consistent
            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I'm sorry, but no. I bought three sets of these because of a sale, and I figured "the Marquis strings were nice. Why not these?" I enjoyed the Marquis strings by Martin okay, but these are horrible. I string them up and they sound and feel great, but after two days of general playing, they are terrible; grimy, rusty, scratchy, tearing up my fingerboard. I would consider having them as a backup, but only if necessary. And far as I can tell, they don't seem to break easy, even though I play acoustic .10s. However, while they stay strong, their life goes out in no more than forty-eight hours.

            You're probably thinking "you just got a dud set." I can assure you, this is not true. The first set I bought, I used to restring a friend's guitar. They died in about a week. Then I bought the three sets as the deal, and sets one and two have died comepletely in no more than two days. I cannot pick up any new sets this week, and I'm playing in a wedding in a couple days, so I'm saving the third set to put on at the last minute.

            I wish I could recommend these, and I'm not a negative person, but honestly, I cannot stand these strings.

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