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Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Superior performance, longer life

Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings are treated with Cleartone proprietary technology to bring you the longest possible string life without sacrificing tone or natural feel.

Martin SP Lifespan strings are designed to repel the oils and dirt that can deaden strings. All six strings are treated to preserve the natural Martin SP sound and feel that players prefer.

Phosphor Bronze strings are bright, but slightly warmer sound than 80/20 bronze when first put on the guitar. They offer consistent tone over time. Phosphor bronze has a copper/tin alloy, making them sound brighter than regular bronze strings.

MSP7050 Custom light strings are recommended for folk and lead rock styles.

Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings are used by Martin on the majority of its production guitars. Martin SP Lifespan with Cleartone proprietary technology provides a rich full tone with the added benefit of longer life. The Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings start with ultra-pure steel SP core wire, which delivers a perfect combination of tensile strength and response. Bronze electroplating is added to protect and enhance the core wire, which is complemented by the wraps that bring the full, rich tone players demand. Finally, Martin' custom wrapping technique ensures tight tolerances to gauge and tension. Martin SP sets are sent to Everly Music for treatment with Cleartone proprietary technology. This treatment provides the thinnest protection in the industry and does not flake or peel. The treatment protects both the wrap and core wire by repelling dirt and grime that can deaden a string. Wrap windings remain open and uncovered to permit natural vibration patterns. The Cleartone proprietary technology preserves and protects the natural rich full tone of the Martin SP strings.

FEATURES
  • SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings
  • Custom Light
  • Treated with Cleartone proprietary technology

Your music deserves the best!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Item #: MSP7050
  • Material: phospher bronze
  • Tension: 151.7
  • Gauge: 11 | 15 | 23 | 32 | 42 | 52
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MartinMSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not For Me

I bought a Martin OMCPA4 Rosewood that came with Lifespan 12s. The tone was incredible. I fingerpick so I wanted to try the 11s. For me they did not sound nearly as good...Read complete review

I bought a Martin OMCPA4 Rosewood that came with Lifespan 12s. The tone was incredible. I fingerpick so I wanted to try the 11s. For me they did not sound nearly as good as the 12s. I'm going back to the 12s for their deep bassy and smooth trebly tone. They are somewhat more challenging to play but I feel I will get used to them. I would recommend them to a friend. Everyone's ear is different. They only way you know if you like them or not is to try them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wound strings don't hold tone

Tried switching to these from elixir phosphor bronze nano custom lights, as these were less expensive. The bright tone on the wound strings fades quickly leaving them sounding dead compared to the elixrs. ...Read complete review

Tried switching to these from elixir phosphor bronze nano custom lights, as these were less expensive. The bright tone on the wound strings fades quickly leaving them sounding dead compared to the elixrs. Not sure in the long run these are a better value as you need to change them more often. I will stick with the exlixirs.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally found the strings i'm searching for.

By Don't Know Much

from phoenix az

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Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Finally found the strings i been searching for a long time.This one the sound balance verywell , hi or low or mid,you name it.Not to much harmonic but well enough for any type of struming or leading without loosing clarity and not too brigt or to low. Very well done.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not For Me

By nailpickr

from Kentucky

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I bought a Martin OMCPA4 Rosewood that came with Lifespan 12s. The tone was incredible. I fingerpick so I wanted to try the 11s. For me they did not sound nearly as good as the 12s. I'm going back to the 12s for their deep bassy and smooth trebly tone. They are somewhat more challenging to play but I feel I will get used to them. I would recommend them to a friend. Everyone's ear is different. They only way you know if you like them or not is to try them.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hands Down!

    By Jan Hanna

    from NY

    Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    As a life-long musician, I've played nearly every string known to man. I just ran across these ...gave them a try, and On my Guild and my Martin, these strings are hands down my faves!! Yeah...a few bucks more, but they hold their tone very well. I also love the custom 11's. 10's a too light, 12's are a bit too hard after 4 sets. hahahah... I guess that's a bit like Goldilocks, but I love these strings!!! They're justtttt right :-)

     
    5.0

    Good guitar strings

    By JD

    from 35801

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Use product for jamming and home

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Omar

      from New York

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I put these strings on my Martin which I play for my own pleasure

         
        5.0

        I have bought this many times.

        By Percy

        from Dayton, Ohio

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        The strings are great. Love the sound. Musicians Friend always has fast delivery.

         
        5.0

        This is my favorite set of strings for my guitar

        By Bubba

        from Lubbock, Texas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I like the sound of the MSP custom strings. I especially like the long life SP sets. I don't get to play on a daily or sometimes even weekly basis. Therefore, I don't change strings very often, and the SP strings last longer than 2 or 3 sets of the regular strings.

           
          5.0

          So far so good

          By Bubba

          from Lubbock, Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            This is the first time I tried the Lifespan SP strings. The tone quality is excellent from the high to low pitch strings. I can't rate the longevity yet as I have only had them on my guitar for a couple of weeks, but as of now I am very pleased. The guitar used is a Martin DCPA4. Sounds great.

             
            5.0

            Best acoustic strings I have ever used

            By tom

            from undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Over 40 + years I have tried all kinds of strings. Just in the last 5 years or so I discovered these. They are simply the best for me.

                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Short Lifespan

                By steve merritt

                from USA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    installed these strings and they sounded bright. two days later while tuning up to pitch the small G string popped and went into my hand. Aside from some light picking, these were the SHORTEST lived strings I have used to date... Dissapointing

                     
                    4.0

                    Very Good Strings

                    By LC singer

                    from Las Cruces, NM

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                    • Some String Noise

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      Really good sounding strings! You should give them a try at least. Strings have a long lasting bright sound, and that tone lasts longer than Elixer that I also use. I like the smoothness of the Elixers more but the tone of the Martins keeps me coming back to them. The discoloration of your fingertips happens quicker and seems heavier than with the Elixer strings. Custom Light is my preference for finger picking. I think you'll find these good to use in rotation with your current favorite brand.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      slow shipping

                      By rembrandt

                      from hernando ms

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Strings

                      Cons

                      • Slow shipping

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Strings seem good but shipping took forever -- not sure why it was routed where it went and why it took so long. Be patient if you order these.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Wound strings don't hold tone

                        By Hokie Joe

                        from Southern Illinois

                        About Me Experienced

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                        Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Tried switching to these from elixir phosphor bronze nano custom lights, as these were less expensive. The bright tone on the wound strings fades quickly leaving them sounding dead compared to the elixrs. Not sure in the long run these are a better value as you need to change them more often. I will stick with the exlixirs.

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