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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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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

Excellent sound and longevity.

FEATURES
  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price

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MartinMSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (30)
  • Consistent (24)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Novice (5), Professional musician (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.

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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

fast delivery and decent prices.

By Stewdog

from Weeki Wachee, Fl.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

      Do not use used strings for conducting electricity. Do not use as 'garrote.' Will not reach that hard to extract booger your finger can't reach.

      Can use old string (1st E) to clean out gunked opening in carberators.

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      They are strings.

      By Tampa Norm

      from Tampa FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

      They are spare strings. I haven't put them on yet.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I've tried numerous others but always come back to these

      By Crookedfinger

      from Creston Ca.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong
      • value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

          I bought my first serious guitar from Musicians Friend about 22 years ago, a Martin D15. It came equipped with Martin SP 4100 lights. I've tried nearly every competing brand since then, some cost over three times as much. O.K. so maybe I'm a slow learner. I'm done trying others. I always come back to the Martins for acoustic strings. I play quite a bit, every day. I recently decided to replace the SP 4100's that had been on my guitar for seven months they didn't sound bad even though they were obviously oxidized. I replaced them with Elixers this time and immediately noticed, the tired Martins sounded better.. That's when I ordered a dozen sets of SP 4100's from Musicians Friend. They last a long time, sound terrific, & they just lowered the price. What's not to like?

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          5.0

          I've been using these strings for YEARS!

          By RTaylorDen

          from Denver CO

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

            Been using these strings for DECADES ... they WORK and soung good on Martins and Gibsons and every custom guitar I've made. And at the price Musician's Friend offers, why change?

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            5.0

            Nice strings at a good price

            By Speed

            from Shawnee, Kansas

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

              I selected these strings because they were affordable, and would string this guitar. I'm trying to learn how to play for my enjoyment only. Well satisfied!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best sound and longevity I've found

              By Mike

              from Harbor Springs Mi

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                Semi Professional (play at church, and dances, and other local gatherings)

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes

                By T

                from New york

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                    Didn't use them yet but great price and I'm shore their good any way

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    These are the best

                    By ???????

                    from Meriden Ks

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                      I use these on a full acoustic electric guitar. I like the Chet Atkins sound.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent strings for an excellent price!

                      By Blondie

                      from Taos, NM

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                      These strings were recommended by a Martin representative for a Martin acoustic guitar. Musician's Friend provided the best price online for these strings AND quick delivery! Can't beat that!

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      SWEET STRINGS

                      By Whirlybird Top 40

                      from Los Angeles, CA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin MSP4100 SP Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings:

                        Been using Martin strings for years. Always wipe them down after playing and they will treat you right.

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