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MF MD HG Accessory Sale 07-18-14

Martin MSP4050 SP Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Overview

  • Made from 92/8 alloy
  • Deep, rich basses
  • Clear, bright trebles
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $17.25
  • Your Savings:
    - $12.67
  • Your Price:
    $458

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Long life, clear sound, silky feel.

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, 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
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (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...

    VS

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tried... trusted and true

    By Solo... but Not Alone

    from Pacific Northwest Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    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...

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I think they're great

    By Goggles Pisano

    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.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      all around I give this 5 stars

      By Mikey

      from Kelseyville, CA.

      About Me Experienced

      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:

        This string for the everyone, I believe is the best bet out there. They sound exellent, last long, and are very easy on the fingers. I have yet to break one during 2 to 5 hours of non- stop playing. I have been buying this string for the past 2 years, and really stand on what I am saying. I have in the past, bought all the expensive brands, but with inflation bought this one, and have never returned to high cost ones. Buy it! You will Like It!

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By fs

        from NJ Shore

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I've been using these strings for years. Great sound. Consistant performance.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          great strings

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

          long lasting brightness. perfect gauge if you have a firm grip on the neck like i do. I've been running martin strings for several years and recently tried a set of john pearse but the brightness just wasnt there so I back to the martin custom lights.

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          4.0

          Very Nice Tone

          By Jim Bright

          from Utah

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

          Nice Strings for the cost.
          These strings provide an outstanding value as they sound wonderful and yet and reasonably priced. I am very please with the set I have been using for the last couple of weeks. I replaced regular strings and the Phosphor Bronze really make a difference in the deep tones they provide.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Sorry to Disagree

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

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

          I'm sorry, but I must disagree withnthose who claim these strings are inferior or do not stay in tune. I use them on all my guitars except the oldest one on which I use the ultra light. I have never had a problem in over 10 years with tuning slipping. Once set, on my Takamines, from the Santa Fe down to the G series, they stay tuned. I can leave a guitar for a month, which happens sometimes with the "G", and pick it up to find the strings are still perfectly in tune. ON the other end, I can play for hours in a performance and not have to retune once. The phosphor bronze is bright initially and then slowly mellows to a nice warm sound which is great on the Santa Fe which has a cedar top. All in all you simply cxan not get a better string for the money. My experience with Elixers is that they do not hold up well to strumming and fast rhythms. Every time I've used them I have had to replace at least one string during a gig. At nearly $20 a set, that's outrageous. In the last 10 years I have only broken 2 SPs and it turned out there was a sharp edge on the bridge saddle of that guitar, an Ibanez, that was cutting them! Replaced that bridge saddle and have not broken another string since! I will never use any other strings!

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Low Playability Warm Sound

          By ayf

          from WA

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

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          You get what you pay for.

          By ElixirFan

          from Canada

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

          These were without a doubt the worst strings I've ever used on any of my guitars. They don't stay in tune and they're almost impossible to put on.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Value and Tone

          By David

          from Arkansas

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

          Don't like to spend much on strings so I bought these Martin Phosphor Bronze Custom Lights. Didn't like at first and was planning on replacing them. After a day or two they settled in and sound GREAT. Stay in tune and provide a clear and bright tone. I use them regularly now.

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