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Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light  

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Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings are treated with Cleartone proprietary technology to bring you the longest possible string life without sa...Read More

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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's 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

SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light

  • Item #: MSP7050
  • Material: phospher bronze
  • Tension: 151.7
  • Gauge: 11 " 15 " 23 " 32 " 42 " 52
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MartinSP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      So far so good

      By Jabo

      from Lubbock, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

        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.

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        5.0

        Best acoustic strings I have ever used

        By Eric

        from Grovetown, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

            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.

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            1.0

            Short Lifespan

            By steve merritt

            from USA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                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

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                4.0

                Very Good Strings

                By garyc

                from Las Cruces, NM

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Great Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • Some String Noise

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                  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.

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                  3.0

                  slow shipping

                  By rembrandt

                  from hernando ms

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Strings

                  Cons

                  • Slow shipping

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                    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.

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                    3.0

                    Wound strings don't hold tone

                    By Joe S-Le3cE

                    from Southern Illinois

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                          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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                          4.0

                          Not For Me

                          By nailpickr

                          from Kentucky

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

                            Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                            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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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Hands Down!

                            Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                            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 :-)

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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

                            Comments about Martin SP 7050 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Custom Light:

                            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.

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