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Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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!

FEATURES
  • SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings
  • Custom Light
  • Treated with Cleartone proprietary technology

Your music deserves the best!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Item #: MSP7050
  • Material: phospher bronze
  • Tension: 151.7
  • Gauge: 11 | 15 | 23 | 32 | 42 | 52
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MartinMSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not For Me

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wound strings don't hold tone

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. ...Read complete review

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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(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

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Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not For Me

By nailpickr

from Kentucky

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hands Down!

    By Jan Hanna

    from NY

    Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    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 :-)

     
    5.0

    Good product

    By Rick

    from Plymouth, IN

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Been using these strings on my Martin Guitars for years. Consistent quality.

       
      5.0

      Good guitar strings

      By JD

      from 35801

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Use product for jamming and home

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Omar

        from New York

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I put these strings on my Martin which I play for my own pleasure

           
          5.0

          I have bought this many times.

          By Percy

          from Dayton, Ohio

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          The strings are great. Love the sound. Musicians Friend always has fast delivery.

           
          5.0

          This is my favorite set of strings for my guitar

          By Bubba

          from Lubbock, Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I like the sound of the MSP custom strings. I especially like the long life SP sets. I don't get to play on a daily or sometimes even weekly basis. Therefore, I don't change strings very often, and the SP strings last longer than 2 or 3 sets of the regular strings.

             
            5.0

            So far so good

            By Bubba

            from Lubbock, Texas

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              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.

               
              5.0

              Best acoustic strings I have ever used

              By tom

              from undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  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.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Short Lifespan

                  By steve merritt

                  from USA

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                      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

                       
                      4.0

                      Very Good Strings

                      By LC singer

                      from Las Cruces, NM

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Great Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • Some String Noise

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                        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.

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        slow shipping

                        By rembrandt

                        from hernando ms

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                        Pros

                        • Good Strings

                        Cons

                        • Slow shipping

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          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.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Wound strings don't hold tone

                          By Hokie Joe

                          from Southern Illinois

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                          Comments about Martin MSP7050 SP Lifespan Phosphor BronzeCustom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                          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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