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Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from 92/8 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 designed for daily use. Core and wrap wires must meet strict requirements to make the grade. Martin acoustic guitar strings are wound to precise specifications.

Long life, clear sound, silky feel.

FEATURES
  • Made from 92/8 alloy
  • Deep, rich basses
  • Clear, bright trebles

These are the favorites of many a pro picker. Try a set for yourself.

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MartinMSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (11)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tried... trusted and true

I have used these strings since they were introduced and have found them to be consistently accurate in quality and tone... even when I try out other strings... I always come back...Read complete review

I have used these strings since they were introduced and have found them to be consistently accurate in quality and tone... even when I try out other strings... I always come back to SP's because as I said... they are "Tried... Tested and True" and the best value for your out there... Martin Acoustic SP... Phosphor Bronze Custom Lights...(MSP4050)
I have been playing for almost 60 years and professionally for nearly 50...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Low Playability Warm Sound

I bought these because my local store was out of Daddario EXP 26 strings that I am using. I was using Elixir Custom Lights before that, but I changed to EXP 26 since the...Read complete review

I bought these because my local store was out of Daddario EXP 26 strings that I am using. I was using Elixir Custom Lights before that, but I changed to EXP 26 since the G string of the Elixirs was constantly breaking. Comparing this set of Martin MSP4050s with the coated strings I used previously, I found that the Martin strings were the hardest to play with very high tension (hard to bend) and they were also very painful to slide your finger across. Sound-wise they are really good and warm sounding and they get brighter the harder you pick the strings which feels very responsive. Although I haven't used these for long, the Martins feel more durable than the Elixirs but I am expecting some degradation in sound over time since these are not coated. Due to the extremely low playability which I wouldn't expect from a .011 set I found these to be of little use to me. But if you don't use full note bends or slides a lot then you may benefit from the beautiful sound of the strings.

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5.0

My strings from now on.

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from The Villages, FL

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Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Great strings at a great price.

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      5.0

      MSP4050 Guitar Strings

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      from Jersey Shore

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Excellent tone, long lasting
      Truly meet my needs for a quality sound

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New guitar strings

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      from Jersey Shore

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      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Been using the MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings for years now
          These strings perform well, stay true after hours of playing
          MusicFriend provides reliable service time in, time out

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good acoustical strings

          By 

          from St.Charles,Il.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Not The Best I've Had But
          • Really Close

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          While I'm used to gibson strings, these are far better.I'm only a novice been playing for 54 years.

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          5.0

          Good strings

          By 

          from Morriston, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Easy on the fingers with good tone

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            5.0

            Martin Quality

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            from S FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Live Performance
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            Martin Strings on my Martin Guitars just feel right! Quality and sound to complement my HD-28 and Custom 000-28. Light enough to play with ease... Heavy enough so there is no string buzz.

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            5.0

            Guitar Strings

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            from Jersey Shore

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fast Reliable Service
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Musician's Friend has exactly what I am looking, always in stock and ships immediately.

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              5.0

              Great String

              By 

              from Mays Landing NJ

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              Pros

              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These strings are great. I only use the phosphorous bronze.They record well, they sound awesome in a live concert. They have great tone that lasts for months. They start to harden up after six months, so I change them out. When I used coated strings in the past I would change them out also in six months, so I save some money.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Tried... trusted and true

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                  from Pacific Northwest Oregon

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Excellent value
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I have used these strings since they were introduced and have found them to be consistently accurate in quality and tone... even when I try out other strings... I always come back to SP's because as I said... they are "Tried... Tested and True" and the best value for your out there... Martin Acoustic SP... Phosphor Bronze Custom Lights...(MSP4050)
                  I have been playing for almost 60 years and professionally for nearly 50...

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I think they're great

                  By 

                  from Southern NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Quality
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Live
                    • Performance
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I have been using these for years. They start off very bright, but warm up quickly. I have never had a problem with them staying in tune. In my honest opinion, they are a good string with a very good tone after the initial break-in.

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