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Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (3-Pack)   

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Martin SP Lifespan strings are the next level in studio performance. Treated for long life, they repel dirt, grit and other environmental elements th...Read More

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Rich tone should last as long as the inspiration does.

Martin SP Lifespan strings are the next level in studio performance. Treated for long life, they repel dirt, grit and other environmental elements that can quickly alter the sound of your strings. The treatment is so incredibly thin, you won't even know it's there. SP Lifespans are designed to last longer and sound better so you can play on! This is a 3-pack.


The more the merrier...order a 3-pack now!

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MartinMSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better the Elixer

I like the Martin SP better than Elixir. The Martin SP's are slightly more flexible allowing for easier and fuller bends. Elixirs always seem too stiff to me.

I play...Read complete review

I like the Martin SP better than Elixir. The Martin SP's are slightly more flexible allowing for easier and fuller bends. Elixirs always seem too stiff to me.

I play about an hour a day nearly every day and the Martin SP's last about 4 or 5 months between changes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent, nothing special. Probably old when shipped.

Not too impressed with the tone. Just not quite the crisp edge or clean ring I was hoping for. No real dynamics on a very expensive guitar. They feel very nice though. I...Read complete review

Not too impressed with the tone. Just not quite the crisp edge or clean ring I was hoping for. No real dynamics on a very expensive guitar. They feel very nice though. I hate the open, doubled up strings in each paper pack inside a paper box! 1st and 4th etc.. Strings are affected by air and humidity and having open paper packs does not help matters at all especially in Florida in the summer. I bought mine as a deal of the day. I see why. They were probably old and they needed to move a bunch. It's hard to tell as they have no discernable packaging date on them but the tone kind of reflected that they were just old and exposed for too long.. Or at least they sounded older than usual for a coated string. Overall I don't think I'll try them again just to find out but they are nice enough to keep as backups and just for a different type of tone. I have enough acoustics to use them on lesser value guitars.They still have enough sustain and clarity to serve their purpose. We'll see how long they last! Overall, Not bad, just not great. If you're a jammer or in a band, not a soloist looking for excellence..and you can get a deal on them and try 'em out they are worth a try, if you get a deal.

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5.0

Fantastic strings for your acoustic guitar!

By Rooten Tuten

from Orlando, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

      Very nice strings indeed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Why Stupid?

      By ForgotMyNickname

      from Lynchburg VA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

          I got this same 3-pack at the end of June 2015 on the SDOTD. Now (October 2015) here they are back again. The strings are ok (not "Wow" but ok), but I have to wonder why they have become Stupid Deals multiple times recently, unless they're just not selling. And when something's not selling, there's usually a reason. Hmmm...

           
          5.0

          Great product even better.

          By dmac

          from Cola.SC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live and Practice

            Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

            I have used Martin strings for a long time. Then went to Elixir because of the coating and long lasting quality. Now I'll be going back to Martins now that they have a longer life. The brightness is still there and that is what I was looking for.

             
            3.0

            Not sure why they call them Lifespan

            By casey

            from fort worth

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

              Had them on after 5 rehearsals and they are done already. I just play folk/indie acoustic so I don't put alot of wear on strings. Price was good, but you get what you pay for.

               
              5.0

              Great Deal on Very Good Strings!

              By Don F

              from Cape Girardeau, MO

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                  A bargain price on a quality product! Thanks

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Martin tone last longer

                  By Pops

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                    Play out 2-3 times a week (3 hour sets no breaks) in Austin Tx. Even with the Texas heat they last 1-2 weeks. Use the sustain on the D string to know when it's time to change the stings.

                     
                    5.0

                    great for banjo killers

                    By Papafox Guitars

                    from FLA USA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • guitar set up

                      Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                      custom builder

                       
                      4.0

                      Satisfied so far

                      By The Lost Keys

                      from Deep in the Rockies

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording/everyday play

                        Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                        Bright and responsive. Too early to tell about longevity

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Better than expected

                        By Matt

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                            I am a semi pro musician, been playing guitar and bass for decades. My go-to since the 80's for acoustic strings has been D'Addario phosphor bronze. Anything else is usually disappointing, including the Martins I've tried before. I thought I'd give the Martin Lifespans a shot on the "Stupid Deal" and wow, they sound every bit as good as D'Addarrios if not better. We did just a spontaneous guitar duo jam at party, and 3 people came up to tell me how great the Gibson sounded. It was the strings. And if I can get a little more "lifespan" from them vs. the D'Adarrios, I will absolutely continue to buy them.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Deal

                            By Charlie

                            from Michigan

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Price

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All

                              Comments about Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                              Great deal .. get it while you can.

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