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Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 11-15-23-32-42-52.Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings are made from 92/8 composition to give brilliance, cl...Read More

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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.

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

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MartinMSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (14)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

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

Maintains quality pack to pack.

By Paul

from undisclosed

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

Very picky about acoustic strings. My pick for my Gibson J-45...

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5.0

Excellent durability and sound

By Fred

from undisclosed

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

always reliable and quick delivery

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5.0

Would buy again

By Bassman

from St. Clair, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I'm a bass and guitar player, currently deciding between using Martin custom lights vs. lights? Both sound great.

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    5.0

    Great light strings

    By Tim

    from New Bern, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      Best tone

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      5.0

      i would buy again

      By wish i could play

      from Paris,tn

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        A very very good set of strings 5 stars

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        5.0

        My strings from now on.

        By Paul

        from undisclosed

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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

            By Fred

            from undisclosed

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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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            5.0

            New guitar strings

            By Fred

            from undisclosed

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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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                4.0

                good acoustical strings

                By Bob

                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 Gwensing

                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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