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Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Martin SP Flexible Core strings have a thin, but strong core wire and a thicker wrap wire, which allows them to be flexible and easy on the fingers w...Click To Read More About This Product

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It isn't just about flexibility; it's about bending the note 'til it rings true.

Martin SP Flexible Core strings have a thin, but strong core wire and a thicker wrap wire, which allows them to be flexible and easy on the fingers while holding standard tension. SP Flexible Core strings feel soft to the touch, making them ideal for beginners. But don't be fooled by comfort! Just ask Tommy Emmanuel, who performs with Martin's SP Flexible Core strings night after night. With SP Flexible Core, you get total flexibility and total control.

FEATURES
  • Gauge: Custom Light
  • 11-15-23-32-42-52
  • Tension: 151.7
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MartinFX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Steely and Great Sustain

I have used Martin Phosphor Bronze strings for many years, but this is my first experience with their FX line. I tried a set of Martins FX Phosphor Bronze Custom Light strings on my...Read complete review

I have used Martin Phosphor Bronze strings for many years, but this is my first experience with their FX line. I tried a set of Martins FX Phosphor Bronze Custom Light strings on my D-41 guitar. These strings supply the steely tone and rich overtones/harmonics I expect from a set of strings. I have five extra sets of Martin SP Bronze Lights, and I guess I will have to sell them, because for my ear, these FX strings are much better, up to what I expect from a phosphor-bronze string. I tend to hit my strings pretty hard and so far they have held up well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Rusty

This is my 3rd set trying these strings. All 3 sets have been rusty. Musician's Friend has been exceptional in trying to resolve this issue with me to my satisfaction. Thank You Musician's...Read complete review

This is my 3rd set trying these strings. All 3 sets have been rusty. Musician's Friend has been exceptional in trying to resolve this issue with me to my satisfaction. Thank You Musician's Friend. I'm going back to D'Addario or Martin Lifespan.

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5.0

Steely and Great Sustain

By David -Vo8Xj

from Winters, California

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Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I have used Martin Phosphor Bronze strings for many years, but this is my first experience with their FX line. I tried a set of Martins FX Phosphor Bronze Custom Light strings on my D-41 guitar. These strings supply the steely tone and rich overtones/harmonics I expect from a set of strings. I have five extra sets of Martin SP Bronze Lights, and I guess I will have to sell them, because for my ear, these FX strings are much better, up to what I expect from a phosphor-bronze string. I tend to hit my strings pretty hard and so far they have held up well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Fingers Love 'Em!

By MacMan

from San Luis Obispo, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Low Tension
  • Rich PB Tone
  • Very Flexible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Purpose

    Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Just strung up my Taylor 110E with a set of these for the first time. As I expected, the tone is deep and rich when new like most PB strings. But I was really looking for the flexibility that Martin advertised and found it to be exactly as stated. Bar chords, bends and overall playability are much improved with this set compared to standard sets. Haven't had the strings on long enough to know the lifespan and I'm used to Elixir so I doubt these will outlast those. However, I will definitely keep at least one guitar strung with a set of these just for practice if nothing else. No sore fingers or difficult chord transitions with these. I prefer a little brighter sound so I just pick a little closer to the bridge with 'em. Glad I tried them, will definitely be using them long term. It's a bit of a hybrid set that's not for everyone, but for steel string acoustic ease of play they can't be beat.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellant for Old Hands & recording

    By Old Rocker

    from New York

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have played guitar for 45+ years, now retired, with a home recording studio. I have trouble with the basil joint at the base of my thumb in my left hand and these strings make it so much easier to play. They sound great recording, nice & full, but not as bright as regular PB strings, but also less of that annoying squeak!

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Martin-great guitars, terrible strings

      By Sy-Oo7ef

      from Aurora, IN

      Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      The initial tone was great. I used them once during practice before a gig (so they were stretched) and during the gig I broke FOUR strings -- the A, G and not one, but TWO D stings. Unbelievable. I am going back to D'Addarios. I have only broken one D'Addario string in the past 18 months (I change them about once a month depending on schedule). I am not sure why I switched. Probably the "there is always something better" thinking.

       
      5.0

      yes

      By BB

      from Staunton va

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        good product

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Rusty

        By ecruizer

        from Kentucky

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        Pros

        • Fairly Good Tone
        • Mediocre

        Cons

        • Rusty

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        This is my 3rd set trying these strings. All 3 sets have been rusty. Musician's Friend has been exceptional in trying to resolve this issue with me to my satisfaction. Thank You Musician's Friend. I'm going back to D'Addario or Martin Lifespan.

         
        5.0

        Martin FX Strings

        By workknot

        from Minnesota

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The Martin FX strings seem to be somewhat louder with more clarity than other brands I have used in the past. They stay in tune very well.

           
          3.0

          Martin FX775

          By Jimi69

          from Tampa ,Fl.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Lose Tone Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          If you are a electric player and use your acoustic on occasion,these are for you.Every day players should use Martin's Life Span.These should also benefit novice players,very easy on fingers.

           
          5.0

          Easy on the Fingers

          By Steve

          from Cincinnati Oh

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I know there is no such thing as the perfect string but I have settled in on these as they sound great on my Martin and they really easy on the fingers. I probably play electric about 80% and acoustic guitar 20% and it never seems like a big adjustment to play with these strings

               
              5.0

              Easy on the fingers strings!

              By Congo

              from Ohio

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Martin FX775 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                These strings tune good and easy,very easy on the fingers, great for bends and pulloffs and sound pretty good.

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