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Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack   

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Great sounding strings in a 2-pack from Martin.

The Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Light Acoustic Strings - 2 Pack is the perfect answer to the age-old question "Should I just get one pack or should I get two?" Martin is here to answer that for us. 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. Recommended for all types of musical styles these strings are designed to repel the oils and dirt that can deaden strings.

Phosphor Bronze strings are bright, but slightly warmer sound than 80/20 bronze when first put on the guitar and offer consistent tone over time. 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.

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MartinSP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Long life (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings

I put on a set of Martin SP7100 strings after using the SP4100's for a while. The 4100's are the strings that came on my Martin and they provided a great sound...Read complete review

I put on a set of Martin SP7100 strings after using the SP4100's for a while. The 4100's are the strings that came on my Martin and they provided a great sound but they did not last as long as I would have liked. The 7100's sound almost as good and last 3 times longer. They are not quite as bright as the 4100's but for the extra life, they are worth it. The 2 pack was a great deal, plus free shipping, couldn't go wrong.

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Meh

I bought a couple of sets of these a while back when they were on sale. I put one set on one of my guitars when I received them. No issues. They don't...Read complete review

I bought a couple of sets of these a while back when they were on sale. I put one set on one of my guitars when I received them. No issues. They don't last as long as Elixirs, but they are OK if you get them cheap. Tone is good. I wouldn't buy them again. My B string ball end unraveled and popped off inside my guitar on my second set. That can happen with any set of strings but it has never happened to me before and I change strings about twice a week depending on my schedule. I use uncoated strings on one guitar and coated on the other. I have tried just about every brand of coated string made and keep going back to Elixir. Having the whole string sealed makes a difference for me.

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5.0

The only strings I use

By Rick

from Flagstaff, Az

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

      I purchased a couple Martin acoustic guitars some time ago and the dealer used these strings. The first time I used strings I previously used on these guitars, I noticed a huge difference both in overall tone and longevity. These strings are the only strings I use now, they're worth the price.

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      5.0

      great strings

      By MT player

      from Montana

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

        These strings are perfect for the OM 21

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        5.0

        very pleased

        By William

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

        great strings for my martin. recommended by manufacture

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        5.0

        Beautiful, versatile strings

        By Douglas

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

        I've used these on multiple guitars in the past year. Beautiful tones from high to low. Nice feel. Some flex for bends. Perfect for my larger parlor and baby jumbo size guitars. Works on the dreadnought too, when I don't want to work as hard as 13's. For me, these hold up for a month of daily playing; much longer for occasional use. Great strings!

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        5.0

        Best strings I've tried

        By Bob

        from Englewood Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

          I use these on my Santa Cruz DPW and my Taylor 614 CE. Both sound very good and I play out weekly and these strings hold up well, sounding great.

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          5.0

          excellent value

          By William

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

            use this product for practicing and back up. good value good price

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            5.0

            I use these exclusively.

            By Nick

            from Great Mills, Md

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

              I have used quite a few different string sets including more expensive coated ones that claim to last longer. These have been the best I used so far. Great tone that really brings my acoustic to life. If you are a typical non-professional player and do not change strings as often, the cost is well worth it because the coating enables them to last longer with good tone under normal everyday use.

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              3.0

              Warning they break easy when changing.

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • Break Easy While Changing
              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

                These are the best sounding coated Phosphor Bronze strings. The Elixir Nanoweb's don't last as long and are missing something in tone. D'Addario EXPs eventually sound good but they take some time to break in and continue to squeak. LifeSpan coated strings are very bright and sound great on Martin D series and other dreads where the player wants a bright tone, the only problem is they are very stiff and tend to break easily when changing. I've never wasted more strings do to breaks during string changes than Martin LifeSpan's; You have to be very careful with these strings. Once you get them on there usually ins't a problem.

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                5.0

                Good value

                By Review

                from St. Louis

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

                    These strings sound good, and they last on my guitar with a composite fret board. I like Elixirs, and I think that these are comparable. For some reason the composite fret board wears through the bottom side of the Elixirs and they corrode very quickly. I don't know why, but I don't have the same issue with these.

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                    4.0

                    Somewhat darker sound

                    By Killer

                    from Woodstock

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Less String Noise

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

                      Sound a bit darker and warmer on my 000. Selected these strings to mellow out what I felt was excessive brightness. Good volume. Don't know how long they will last, but so far so good. Less string noise.

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