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Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.Martin MSP4200 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings use a winding alloy that is ideally suited for making strings ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Made from 92/8 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound.

Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.

Martin MSP4200 Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings use a winding alloy that is ideally suited for making strings that deliver 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.

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Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
Great price
Studio-quality performance

The world's nicest guitar will sound dull if it's strung with dead strings. Keep plenty of these long-lived strings around to keep your sound bright and true. Order now.

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MartinMSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (22)
  • Consistent (18)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Very Good Guitar String Set!

I have been purchasing Martin MSP 4200 Acoustic Guitar Strings for 15 years now. I have found these strings to be very resilient, and long lasting (which is what they are designed...Read complete review

I have been purchasing Martin MSP 4200 Acoustic Guitar Strings for 15 years now. I have found these strings to be very resilient, and long lasting (which is what they are designed for). My playing style is very agressive, therefore, I must use strings that are high quality and resist breakage. Honestly, I have tried other brands (of all price ranges and quality standards) and find that most are a waste of money, for my particular needs. The longevity charactoristics of the Martin SP line of strings allows for agressive playing, and prolonged string life. Not only do these strings resist breakage, but their superior alloy composition assures their ability to hold their tone longer than any other brand I've used over the years. I hope that this comment does not sound like a "commercial for Martin SP Strings". I am a real musician, have used these strings for many years now, and do not buy any other brand for my guitars. To keep the cost low (these are high-end strings), I purchase these strings by the case (packages of 12 sets) which allows a savings of 40% as compared to retail prices. On average, I purchase at least one case per month, for my own needs. For the musician that plays with an agressive style, or is simply looking for extended life and performance from a set of strings, this product is the best value I have found. -Marshall

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10 Years using the Medium SP

A friend of mine introduced these to me and I have not had another string that sounds good and is dependable as these SP's. Those who have heard my guitar (a higher end Guild...Read complete review

A friend of mine introduced these to me and I have not had another string that sounds good and is dependable as these SP's. Those who have heard my guitar (a higher end Guild accoustical 6) thought I was playing an expensive Taylor or Martin. I get great high and lows and when playing in a solo, a great fill. I am definitely a SP fan !

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Very Good Guitar String Set!

By Marshall

from Mount Airy, MD

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have been purchasing Martin MSP 4200 Acoustic Guitar Strings for 15 years now. I have found these strings to be very resilient, and long lasting (which is what they are designed for). My playing style is very agressive, therefore, I must use strings that are high quality and resist breakage. Honestly, I have tried other brands (of all price ranges and quality standards) and find that most are a waste of money, for my particular needs. The longevity charactoristics of the Martin SP line of strings allows for agressive playing, and prolonged string life. Not only do these strings resist breakage, but their superior alloy composition assures their ability to hold their tone longer than any other brand I've used over the years. I hope that this comment does not sound like a "commercial for Martin SP Strings". I am a real musician, have used these strings for many years now, and do not buy any other brand for my guitars. To keep the cost low (these are high-end strings), I purchase these strings by the case (packages of 12 sets) which allows a savings of 40% as compared to retail prices. On average, I purchase at least one case per month, for my own needs. For the musician that plays with an agressive style, or is simply looking for extended life and performance from a set of strings, this product is the best value I have found. -Marshall

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Jr

    from Cumberland Gap, Tn

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These are excellent strings. I usually buy them by the dozens as I am a luthier, building and repairing guitars. Every new build leaves the shop with a set of Martin SP strings, whether it be medium or light guage strings, And many repair jobs leave the shop with Martin SP's as well unless the customer request a different string. I have used Martin strings for over 35 years. I've tried everything on the market but always go back to Martin strings, now being the Martin SP, whether Bronze which has a warmer, less boomy sound or the Phosphor Bronze which is a Brighter, punchier, wanta be heard string. Also very few string breaks!! And 2 sets are cheaper than 1 set of Eli**ers and sound and last as long . Pickin' a lot of Bluegrass,Country and Southern Gospel,,, you'll soon find out what works.

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      10 Years using the Medium SP

      By Dave-08qUO

      from Greenfield, WI

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      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      A friend of mine introduced these to me and I have not had another string that sounds good and is dependable as these SP's. Those who have heard my guitar (a higher end Guild accoustical 6) thought I was playing an expensive Taylor or Martin. I get great high and lows and when playing in a solo, a great fill. I am definitely a SP fan !

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Found 'Em!

      By kakuna

      from Joplin, MO

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      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I've tried out a few different brands, but I've finally found the perfect strings. I love how bright, warm, and powerful they are! I plan on using these from now on! The strings are the perfect thickness to balance playability and sound.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet and Long

      By Whiskey Mike

      from Wilmington, NC

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      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      After nearly 47 years of playing, I have found Martin to be consitently sweet to the ear and long lasting. I find fewer breaks, better sound and less finger strain with Martin medium guage phosphor bronze strings. It seems to take less finger pressure to fret these mediums than with the light guage. As for those who have mentioned that their fingers hurt, practice using less downward pressure when you fret. Less pressure produces less pain, faster finger movement and less hand fatigue. Get a setup on your guitar if it is hard to fret. Ninety-nine percent of the time it is not the string but bad fingering practices or an out of adjustment instrument that causes pain and playing problems. As for Martin MSP 4200 Phosphor Bronze Mediums, I have never found a bad sting in the package. They have always been sweet to my ear and longer lasting than the many other brands that I have used over the past four and a half decades of guitar pickin'. As gitar manufacturers will tell you, a poor quality string on a good guitar produces expensive noise. Get a set of Martin MSP 4200 PBMs and listen to your guitar sing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite strings

      By T-bone

      from Advance, NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Hold Tune Really Well
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Durable, long lasting strings. Good quality and tone for my D-28 Martin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Good Strings

          By Stratman-MDvwT

          from West Palm Beach, Fl.

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          Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          These are good strings that I have tried just for something different. I have used Elixirs and GHS Lonstars and D'addarios, But I will use Martin 80/20 which are my standard and Marquis(which wear out quickly) and my alternative cheap strings. I did buy some Earnie Ball Titanium Acoustic which were great, but also triple the price. I have also tried Cleartone and they were expensive in price and average in quality. I will stick with Martin's

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Pbass101-rsk31

          from Greensboro, NC

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          Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          When I first got these strings I was a bit "iffy" about them because I am more of a gibson acoustic kind of guy. When I first put them in I was amazed, I put them on my old squire just to try them out first. I wasn't sure what guitar I was playing, my gibson or squire. Needless to say I was amazed.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good stuff

          By TheGreatZambini

          from Greensboro, NC

          Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I've been playing for 14 years, and though strings most definately are NOT the most important part of a rig, they do matter! The Martin SP's are great strings. I think the bronze coating on the plain strings is not just a marketing gimmick; I think I can notice an evenness of tone that I do not hear on steel plain strings. The SP's also don't break as easily, and sound great for extended periods of time. Mind you, I change my strings, break or no break every two weeks, as I perform at least twice a week for up to 2 hours per gig.My favorite-sounding string is GHS Phosphor Bronze, but they break much too easily. The SP's are the best compromise I've found of tone/reliability.

           
          5.0

          Good

          By Ed

          from Az.

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

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              Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Sounds good..

               
              5.0

              My Ultimate Go-To

              By RoxieBeane

              from Milwaukee, WI

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  It started almost 7 years back when I was experiencing someone perform with an identical model Taylor acoustic/electric that I owned - yet HIS guitar just sounded significantly brighter and more tone appeasing to me. I was dying to ask what kind of strings he was using - turned out to be the Martin SP Phosphor Bronze series. He even had an extra pack that he generously gave me, and I couldn't wait to get them on mine. I was previously using primarily Elixir coated strings, who's sound I had gone completely bored and disappointed with, very plastic-like.

                  My guitar was reborn, I have not gone back to anything but the Martin SP Phosphor Bronze since. I've played acoustic for almost 20 years, and have performed as a solo acoustic musician for 10 years now - so I've played a variety of acoustics and strings over time. These have become my ultimate go-to. They are bright, yet have a full tone - beautiful and natural. They stay in tune very well, which is always an issue because I strum so heavily. They also remain in tune pretty much immediately after changing, which has been great when I've had the occasions where I needed to get them changed shortly before a show.

                  Can't go wrong with these. They are Martins. Taylor guitars come with and recommend Elixir coated strings for their guitars. I will never ever do that again.

                   
                  4.0

                  These are my new choice of strings

                  By Em

                  from Merkel TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    As an everyday guitarist these really hold allot of life and sound brand new even after a whole week of playing

                     
                    5.0

                    I have bought these strings for years.

                    By Reebs

                    from New Boston, TX

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • church, nursing homes, singings, radio
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Martin strings are high quality and have always had a great tone. I have used them for years.

                       
                      5.0

                      My new favorite

                      By B

                      from Kingsport, TN

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Beautiful, well made strings. Bought a set for each of my acoustics.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy these strings again

                        By Telecastoff

                        from Frozen Nort

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                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          I was looking for a string that would bring out the bass better in my old Yamaha 470gs. These strings really did it. I finally found a set of strings that match the tonal characteristics of my guitar.

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Strings

                          By Halftime

                          from VA

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            good strings

                             
                            5.0

                            Great strings

                            By Hedgesfan

                            from Nashville, TN

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                              These are great strings that, along with EJ17's, are one of the standard acoustic strings in the industry. They have normal uncoated string life but even after losing their sparkle still retain some good tone for practicing. Never had any prematurely break on me. I'm not a fan of any of the coated strings as the tone of them sounds too unnatural to me. And as a regular gigging musician, my tone is my voice. I don't mind changing my strings more frequently to get great tone. After trying lots of brands, and considering price, these and the EJ17s are all I use.

                               
                              5.0

                              fast delivery great price

                              By Homeboy Steve

                              from NYC

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts

                                Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                Best value

                                 
                                5.0

                                these are great strings for the price

                                By papa joe

                                from independence, Ky

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                  I have been buying these for years. they sound great on our Martins

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great

                                  By Robert

                                  from MO

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Long Life
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Martin MSP4200 SP Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                                      Great strings

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