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Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Martin MSP4000 SP Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made with a unique composition to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The phosphor bronze winding alloy is ideally suited for making strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.

Martin strings are high-quality strings intended for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements to make the grade. Martin acoustic guitar strings are wound to precise specifications.

Excellent sound and longevity.

FEATURES
  • 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
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Long life (10)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (3)

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 strings

By 

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great strings at a great price!

      By 

      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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding Tone and Value

      By 

      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......

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Strings!

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        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!

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          1.0

          Martin SP Strings

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          from Lyons, OR

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          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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          5.0

          Great sound, easy playing.

          By 

          from Londonderry, NH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I'm trying to get the best acoustic sound I can with diminished left hand strength. I've always used Martin SP's because I love their sound but with the Extra Lights I can still play everything I want with just a little less volume. I use an acoustic amp so it's not even an issue.

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            5.0

            Great buy; love these strings.

            By 

            from Philly

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Love these strings. Even bright tone. Easy on the fingers. They last long, but at this price point, you can change them often. They tune right up and hold.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Value

            By 

            from VA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Good value for the price. They perform as advertised.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Balanced and tonally perfect!

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              from Hayward CA

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              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

              • Packaging Is Confusing

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Good For Alternate Tuning
              • Practicing

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

              Ever since I bought my Martin in 2005, I have only used their brand strings. I have had lots of trouble with fret wear on previous brand x guitars. Besides the wonderful tone you get, the engineers at Martin have somehow figured out the right alloys to prevent rapid fret wear. After nine years of playing almost every day, there is hardly any. These strings hold up well on abusive playing, and I haven't broken many strings either. Just about the ideal string for your Martin!

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              5.0

              Best Flaptop Strings, Hands Down.

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              from NC

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                These strings make my old Ibanez dreadnought sound like an actaul vintage Martin. I've considered saving and buying a real Martin, but now all I need is a good supply of these Martin SP Extra Lites.

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