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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

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 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (15)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), 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

I would buy again

By Chuck

from St George, Ut

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Very satisfied would recomend to anyone

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    4.0

    they are ok

    By al

    from miss

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    they are ok, but they don't last long

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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

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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

              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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