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Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are designed to delive...Click To Read More About This Product

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No bells or whistles. Just pure, ringing tone.

Gauges 10-14-23-30-39-47.

Martin Acoustic strings are the string of choice for musicians around the world. Tried and true, they are designed to deliver consistent quality and tone with every set. Great for daily play and appropriate for all skill levels.

FEATURES
  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Great price
  • Studio-quality performance

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MartinM530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Novice (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gotta Love These Strings

These strings are great! I have a Alvarez 5020S from the early nineties. I replace the badly worn out saddle with a tusq saddle and with Martin's medium .013-.056 strings. I was...Read complete review

These strings are great! I have a Alvarez 5020S from the early nineties. I replace the badly worn out saddle with a tusq saddle and with Martin's medium .013-.056 strings. I was not happy with the sound and the feel and tone of the strings. I lowered the string action on the saddle and replace the strings with Martin's Extra light .010-.047, WOW! what a difference. A deep rich tone, bass and treble and awesome harmonics and fuzz free. I will use these strings again. I'm very happy and satisfied with the quality, response and brilliance these strings delivered.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

poor quality would not buy again

do not recommend ... coatings on sgtrings are inconsistent - spotty... indicative of a process quality issue..on both the phos E A D and nickle/ silver coated B ERead complete review

do not recommend ... coatings on sgtrings are inconsistent - spotty... indicative of a process quality issue..on both the phos E A D and nickle/ silver coated B E
opened a second set and same issues.....
opened a d addario - perfect.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Strings

By Ryan D.

from Iowa

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I'm a bassist of 5 years. I recently acquired a cheap Jasmine acoustic guitar because I felt like learning it. The strings on it were dead as a doornail and kind of dirty but I replaced them with these and they gave the guitar new life. I love it now.
    I found these strings make it easier to form bar chords and just to play in general. They sound great and now I can't put my guitar down. I definitely recommend these.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    these strings sing !

    By telecastertech

    from montgomery,alabama

    Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have probably used about every type of acoustic guitar string made in the last 40 years that I have been a musician and I can honestly say that these martin M350 phosphor bronze guitar strings are the best sounding that I have ever used. the clarity of tone and punch you get are great . I fingerpick a lot and for country and blues these strings are great!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easily my favorite acoustic strings

    By Pazuzu

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any

      Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These phosphor bronze strings definitely last longer than any 80/20 strings that I have used. My estimate is that I get about three times the life out of a set of phosphor strings than the 80/20.

      Although these strings are light, I have not had any abnormal issues with breakages. Some breakages are prone to occur with any strings, and these seem to be fairly sturdy. Sound great, and have more of a rustic tone than 80/20 strings, which I think sound too bright and metallic. You would not be disappointed with these.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gotta Love These Strings

      By Manguz

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These strings are great! I have a Alvarez 5020S from the early nineties. I replace the badly worn out saddle with a tusq saddle and with Martin's medium .013-.056 strings. I was not happy with the sound and the feel and tone of the strings. I lowered the string action on the saddle and replace the strings with Martin's Extra light .010-.047, WOW! what a difference. A deep rich tone, bass and treble and awesome harmonics and fuzz free. I will use these strings again. I'm very happy and satisfied with the quality, response and brilliance these strings delivered.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value- excellant price !

        By oldbob

        from northeast Pa.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          Easy on 81 yr. old fingers !

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally! the perfect string (for me any)

          By SelfJammer1

          from Santa Maria, CA

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • String Gauges Perfect
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Only
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          After trying many, many different brands I finally settled on the Martin Phosphor Bronze Extra Light strings for my acoustic needs. The gauges for each individual string is perfect for my playing style, which is mostly blues and original music. Bright sounding, long lasting, awesomely priced (from Musician's Friend) and made by Martin. These will be my strings of choice for years to come.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top quality strings

          By 6 - 12 Strings

          from Michigan

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Electric Acoustic
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I have found these strings to be one of the best for my electric acoustics. Where I can control low, mid, high range with my amp and a mixer I just don't need a heavier string. If you do the same, these strings will perform well.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            These are the best strings I ever put on my acoustic. Great sound.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent strings!!

            By 4U6KhbdO7

            from Morgantown, WV

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I put these on my Alvarez acoustic last night and it sounded better than it has in a long time. My preferred style of playing is fingerpicking, and these are the best!! The description is right on, deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles.Excellent strings to slap on an acoustic. Highly recommended for any guitar style playing, but especially fingerstyle.

             
            1.0

            poor quality would not buy again

            By the critic

            from Nashville in

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • coatings not consistent
              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                do not recommend ... coatings on sgtrings are inconsistent - spotty... indicative of a process quality issue..on both the phos E A D and nickle/ silver coated B E
                opened a second set and same issues.....
                opened a d addario - perfect.

                 
                5.0

                Good Sounding, Good Value

                By 1 Old Frog

                from Alleghany Co., VA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy on fingers
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I Bought these strings as part of a setup for a guitar to be used by a new student (ie extra light). I was surprised at the tone and volume of the three lower strings. I have had other brands that were fairly weak on the bass sounds on a extra light set. I had no problem with stringing or tuning. Each string is separately packed in a clearly marked paper sleeve, so there is no confusing as to which string goes where. As to the longevity of the strings, I assume they will hold up well; because the other Martin strings that I have used, have done well. This set of strings went with the guitar to the student in just a couple of days.

                   
                  5.0

                  So far, the best for me.

                  By Dean

                  from Up Nort.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • noodling
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    I have tried many different brands of strings, from the well known to the most obscure, in pursuit of the best sounding string. The Martin M530 does it for me. They give the brightest sound for the longest time of any string I've tried. Period.

                     
                    4.0

                    I received the product in a timely manner.

                    By Ariies

                    from Centarl, SC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easy

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    Both 1st strings (high E strings broke upon stringing the guitar. I am an experienced musician. Would you send me 2 high E 1st strings free? I hope the other strings maintain their strength.

                     
                    5.0

                    Light Clear and Quick

                    By Gil

                    from Doylestown

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Great Tone
                    • Quick Action

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        I thought these light gauge strings would not have the richness of a medium wound string. No way. These strings are clear and full of sound. Rich deep bottom end. I will buy again.

                         
                        4.0

                        Great sounding, great feel, but die fast

                        By Axesandamps

                        from pa

                        About Me Experienced

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                        Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        Awesome strings but after one week of heavy use all the magic is gone.

                         
                        5.0

                        My guitar tri-fecta

                        By Moile

                        from Circleville, Ohio

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            Affordable at Musician's Friend, good sound, last quite a while...my tri-fecta!

                             
                            5.0

                            TOP NOTCH ALL THE WAY!

                            By STEVIEP

                            from WILMETTE, IL

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            GREAT STRINGS; GREAT PRICE; GREAT PLACE TO BUY!

                             
                            5.0

                            right on the money... AGAIN!

                            By Sonny Boy

                            from Parsippany, NJ

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            I have been using Martin Strings for dozens of years and year in and year out their performance has been consistent. They sound great and last a long time for me (and I beat up my strings pretty badly...) Whether I'm recording, performing or just practicing, Martin Strings are the most reliable band-mates I have ever had!

                             
                            1.0

                            Shipment

                            By John

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            My shipment never arrived. Please check on it. Thank you.

                             
                            5.0

                            Now It's Right

                            By Steef

                            from The Mont

                            About Me Novice

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Make Yourself Happy

                            Comments about Martin M530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                            When they did the set up on my D-28, I let them choose the strings. Brought the guitar home, played it and immediately replaced the strings with these.

                            Now it's right.

                            BTW : Lightning fast deliver and great price

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