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  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
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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

Features

  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price

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MartinMSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings
 
4.5

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Back-up (10)
    • Concerts (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16)

    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.

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    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 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good for this guitar

      By apple scruff

      from Texas

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      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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hunt is Over

        By the Teleman

        from Colorado Springs, Co

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        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 1 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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Martin MSP 4100 lights

          By Dave

          from Colonial Beach, Va

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • They Sound Great
          • They Stayed Tuned After T

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

          They make great base runs and have good sustain. They replaced Martin Marquis 1200's and sound the same. I don't know about the longevity yet.

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          5.0

          Great stings! My favotite!

          By Blueskyguy

          from East Central Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

            I'm not a bargain hunter when it comes to guitar strings. I want quality and consistency. The Martin SP series has proven to be the best for me. I think they sound noticiably better than other brands and they last. They look great too with all of the stings having a bronze color. The MSP4100s go on all my 6-string acoustics and I usually buy them by the dozen. The SPs may be the best value in guitar strings.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            After Trying Several Others

            By AHG

            from Northern California

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                I bought a new Yamaha L-Series acoustic that came with Yamaha strings. I played them for awhile, then changed to a D'Addario set of EJ-16 PB strings that had been given to me. A little improvement but seemed a bit bright. Then I went back to the Martin strings I had been using for years, the Phosphor Bronze MSP 4100s. Immediate improvement: richer, fuller, more overtones and, with each string ringing a bit "longer and wider", there was a more even, continuous sound across all of the strings. I'm sure the other strings are perfectly good, but not for me.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                ok I guess

                By GaryR

                from Marion, Indiana

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • They are cheap

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                  NOT much of a player, but even I know strings must be matched to each instrument as well as the individual ear. There is no catch all string brand.

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                  4.0

                  consistent

                  By Jamman

                  from Van Nuys, CA

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                        Best consistent sound/ quality. Only one's as good are the Guild phosphourbronze lt. gauge

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        the only ones I buy

                        By eccassy

                        from Eau Claire,Wi.

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                          they turned a cheap S-6 Seagull into a really nice guitar

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