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Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings  

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Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings are ideal live, in the studio, or wherever maximum string life is desired. The creation of thes...Read More

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Excellent sound and longevity.

Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings are ideal live, in the studio, or wherever maximum string life is desired. The creation of these new high performance strings is a result of research done in cooperation with specialty steel producers. Due to the development of an industry leading ultra-high quality steel core, Martin SP strings resist breakage better than average strings. In addition, both the core wires and the plain strings are plated with a smooth, acoustic bronze finish. Though this golden bronze finish does enhance the beauty of your guitar, its purpose is much more functional - to prolong brightness, string life, and superior tonal quality to meet the high expectations of demanding musicians.

Gauges: 12-16-25-32-42-54

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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price

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MartinMSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings
 
4.5

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (19)
    • Back-up (12)
    • Concerts (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (21), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hunt is Over

    I spent a lot of time hunting for the best strings. My criteria was based on tone first, then price, as I change my strings quite regularly. I have tried D'Addario EJs and...Read complete review

    I spent a lot of time hunting for the best strings. My criteria was based on tone first, then price, as I change my strings quite regularly. I have tried D'Addario EJs and EXPs, Earnie Ball, Dean Markley(good strings),GHS, DR, Fender, Elixer, coated, non-coated, bronze and PHBs in most all brands,and I keep coming back to the Martin SP PhBs. These strings provide the best tone at an affordable price, and the strings have good longevity.

    Some notes: -As noted in another review, if you do not play regularly, the high E and B strings may be a bit stiff at first. If this is the case, pick up your guitar and play more to build up your finger tips. -Holding tune; manually stretch strings, play, re-stretch, re-tune. If this does not work try changing cheap tuning machines or your guitar altogether, LOL. -Coated Strings; over-rated, and expensive. Coating a guitar string, really? The coating may help maintain the stings tone longer, but the tone you are getting is not the best to start with. Try change your strings regularity for best tone. -I have broken one of the wound strings (low A) up-tuning, and had trouble holding tune on the low E on one occasion, these are isolated incidence, quality control issues I assume. -Last thing; guitar strings are a bit personal. What strings you chose highly depends on your guitar and the sound YOU like.

    Summary- I've tried all types of strings and have chosen the Martin SP phosphorus bronze for my acoustic guitars to give me the best tone at an affordable price. I have had 2 separate issues with the wound strings but not enough to change my mind when considering the great tone and longevity of these stings.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Beats Elixir

    Whats not to like??
    Very bright,crisp,even sound when you first put them on. Levels out to a nice warm tone after a couple of days, &...Read complete review

    Whats not to like??
    Very bright,crisp,even sound when you first put them on. Levels out to a nice warm tone after a couple of days, & stays true to that tone for a LONG time.
    I have been an Elixir string fan for years. When I bought my new Martin, it had these Martin strings on it. The sound was wonderful! After about a week, I thought, just think how well it will sound with Elirs on it . I changed out the strings and imediately regretted it. The Martin guitar brought out the thin, tinty sound of the treble notes. I ordered some more Martin strings right away. When they came in, I put them on and the tinty sound dissappeared. I learned my lesson. Stick with the Martins!!
    They last about half as long as Elixirs, but cost a third as much. Better deal all around.

    Reviewed by 73 customers

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    4.0

    Depends on your style

    By part time strummer

    from Thousand Oaks, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Tone Is Very Deep

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

    Like everyone else, I'm looking for the perfect strings for me. I found these were too dark sounding. I prefer a little more brightness in my tone. I did give them a fair shake and used them for two weeks on my Yamaha FG730. But I will be going back to D'Addario EXP11's. Bottom line, these are very good strings but not for me.

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    5.0

    Quality Strings

    By CharlieD

    from Fort Worth, Texas

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

      Recommended replacements, same as original strings

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice sound

      By Guitarmantrucks

      from Ponca City, OK

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

        I like these strings to give me a solid sound for my guitar

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great product

        By Muziclova

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

          All is good Except the way the package was shipped to me.
          Thats way it get 4 stars.
          It was shipped in a plastic bag. all the string
          set boxs were crushed.Not good.

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great long lasting string; great price

          By friender

          from pa

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

            Great strings with very good life for uncoated strings. My only complaint is that they are too mellow in my opinion.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings

            By Barry

            from Smiths Grove

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

              Excellent strings for my guitar. They have great tone and play excellent. Very pleased. I will use nothing else on my guitar. Always a great price at Musician's Friend.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              B MINOR SOUNDS GREAT! VERY NICE TONE

              By Josh

              from Portland

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Bar Chords Are Easier
              • Bar Chords Sound Perfect
              • B Minor Sounds Amazing
              • Chords Sounds Deep
              • Consistent
              • Deep Rich Chords
              • Good Tone
              • Nice Sharp Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                I just changed strings from D Addario Phosphor. I know for sure B minor and all Bar chords are much easier with these Martin Sp's. All the chords sound perfect. amazingly sharp sounds. These do not feel stiff like some strings, but very sleek and comfortable. Sliding from chords is smooth. The sound alone is truly inspiring. Thanks Martin

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good for this guitar

                By apple scruff

                from Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                  I had been using a set of Elixer Nanowebs on a not-top-of-the-line Yamaha. While those strings sound really good on a Mitchell guitar I have, on the lighter-bodied Yamaha, they sounded a bit tin-ny. I switched to these Martin strings, and they are better for this guitar. I still like the Elixer strings on the Mitchell guitar, but the Martins are a better fit for the Yamaha. I guess I need to choose the right strings for each. And for the price especially, you can't beat 'em.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Hunt is Over

                  By the Teleman

                  from Colorado Springs, Co

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Feel
                  • Great Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Price
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Quality Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Chords
                  • Flat Picking

                  Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                  I spent a lot of time hunting for the best strings. My criteria was based on tone first, then price, as I change my strings quite regularly. I have tried D'Addario EJs and EXPs, Earnie Ball, Dean Markley(good strings),GHS, DR, Fender, Elixer, coated, non-coated, bronze and PHBs in most all brands,and I keep coming back to the Martin SP PhBs. These strings provide the best tone at an affordable price, and the strings have good longevity.

                  Some notes: -As noted in another review, if you do not play regularly, the high E and B strings may be a bit stiff at first. If this is the case, pick up your guitar and play more to build up your finger tips. -Holding tune; manually stretch strings, play, re-stretch, re-tune. If this does not work try changing cheap tuning machines or your guitar altogether, LOL. -Coated Strings; over-rated, and expensive. Coating a guitar string, really? The coating may help maintain the stings tone longer, but the tone you are getting is not the best to start with. Try change your strings regularity for best tone. -I have broken one of the wound strings (low A) up-tuning, and had trouble holding tune on the low E on one occasion, these are isolated incidence, quality control issues I assume. -Last thing; guitar strings are a bit personal. What strings you chose highly depends on your guitar and the sound YOU like.

                  Summary- I've tried all types of strings and have chosen the Martin SP phosphorus bronze for my acoustic guitars to give me the best tone at an affordable price. I have had 2 separate issues with the wound strings but not enough to change my mind when considering the great tone and longevity of these stings.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Martin sp

                  By jackguitar's

                  from Sicklerville,NJ 08081

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                    im a guitar luthier I used these strings every day

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