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C. F. Martin Acoustic Guitar Lifespan 80/20 Bronze, .010 - .047, MSP-6000

C. F. Martin Acoustic Guitar Lifespan 80/20 Bronze, .010 - .047, MSP-6000
Manufacturer:
C.F. Martin
Manufacturer Part #:
MSP-6000
SKU:
CFM_MSP-6000
Price:
$11.94

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By Scooterflash
June 3, 2015
Martin Lifespan SP Acoustic strings
I've been playing acoustic guitar professionally for 45 years, and during this long time I've tried nearly every brand of acoustic strings. Then a few years ago, Martin came out with a new line of 80/20 clear-coated strings. I was never a big fan of coated strings in the past. When Elixer came out with their coated strings and got rave reviews, I purchased a few sets and was hugely disappointed. They were the most expensive strings on the market and they went dull faster than an English major taking a Calculus class. Never bought another set. For years I experimented with every string and found a few brands very acceptable. But then Martin introduced this new line called Lifespan, and even though they were coated, I gave them a try. Wow.!! They brought all 5 of my Martin guitars to life like no other string ever had, snd they seemed to last and last and last. Gigging as much as I do, a set of strings normally lasts about 5, 3 hour shows, in other words about a week. These Martin Lifespans, (even though they are coated), strings are lasting 2 to 3 weeks, cutting my expenses down considerably. I found them to be very balanced from a great bass response to the mids and up through the highs. They were great for flat picking and just as great for fingerpicking. The tone of these strings, at least on my Martin guitars is un-surpassed. If you are a younger player or one with less experience, give these strings a try and see if your experience is the same as mine.
By R. Griswold
December 17, 2012
CFM_MSP-6000
I love these strings. I use extra lights for playability. I tried D'Addario EXP15 coated strings and they sounded a little dull on my Martin DX-1. The minute I put on Martin Lifespans, they had a beautiful bright ringing sound (my preference). I also put them on my new Guild F-47R when it was set up new at the dealer. These are now my preferred strings.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.010

 

2nd B

Plain Steel

.014

 

3rd G

80/20 Bronze Wound

.023

 

4th D

80/20 Bronze Wound

.030

 

5th A

80/20 Bronze Wound

.039

 

6th E

80/20 Bronze Wound

.047

 

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