These new Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings are treated to preserve the SP tone and feel for the life of the string. "All Martin SP sets use premium metals with high tensile strength to stand up to demanding performances. SP core wires and plain strings are electro-plated to resist corrosion and deliver sustained playability." - MartinGuitar.com Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings
offer a bright, rich, and warm tone
. Top artists use this 92/8 composition
for live performances and studio recording
due to its consistent, slightly warmer tone
out of the box.
The high tensile strength carbon steel
round core wire creates increased durability
, keeping your guitar in tune and in tone longer
.The proprietary Cleartone treatment on all six strings protects from dirt and oils
, delivering the longest possible life
for these SP strings. Gauges:
Extra Light 10-14-23-30-39-47 MSP7050
Custom Light 11-15-23-32-42-52 MSP7100
Light 12-16-25-32-42-54 MSP7200
Medium 13-17-26-35-45-56 MSP7700
Baritone 14-20-30-42-54-70 - (+$3.00) MSP7600
12-String Extra Light 10-14-23-30-39-47-10-14-10-12-18-27 - (+$4.00) MSP7750
12-String Baritone 12-13-18w-18w-26-11-34-16-47-23w-70-34 - (+$7.00) "Pete Seeger Custom 12" Martin & Co. designs and manufactures
the strings themselves. Like their guitars, each string is made with patience, care, and precision
with only the highest quality materials
producing strings with exacting tone and superior performance
. Not only are their packaging materials minimized and 100% recyclable
, but the envelopes reduce the tarnishing effect
on the strings. Not what your are looking for?
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Overall Rating for Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Treated Acoustic Guitar Strings
|(based on 5 reviews)| Martin Lifespand are my favorite strings for my Marting guitar. Tone stays fresh longer than any others stings I have used. Highly Recommended !!!
Best sounding strings
By Ralph from Woodbridge, ON on January 21, 2014
Good price point
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I've purchased five sets of these now for my Martin SWD and I can not recommend these. Initially they are a bit 'brighter' than the SP Marquis Phosphor Bronze that I have been using, but the Lifespan's bass strings do not have the warmth and resonance of the SP Marquis. And the brightness and force of the Lifespans fade quickly as does the string luster. I actually feel that the old SP+ held up longer than the Lifespans, but overall, coated strings do not give you the balance and warmth that the Martin Guitars are noted for. I've tried even major string maker over the past 40 years of playing and the Martin SP's are the best buy for the money; the SP Marquis are my favorite and beat all the rest for the money; you can get three sets for the price of a coated string and they mellow out with nicely as they age. Stay with the SP Marquis and skip the coated strings.
SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Coated Strings
By Joshua Schuetz on December 28, 2011
As coated strings go... these are the best I have tried. I cannot tell they are coated. Very clear tones. They made me fall in love, again, with my 00-28 Martin. Purchased last week, so the longevity is TBD.
Defiinitely bettter than the D'Addario 'extended life' and Elixer Nanoweb strings.
Martin SP Lifespan
By Dennis Calas on December 6, 2011
If you don't like the feel of other coated strings, but you want the longevity of coated strings-then these are for you. These strings do not feel slick like other coated strings, and they sound warm to me as opposed to overly bright. To me, they're good but not great-I think I will stick with Elixir Phosphors as they sound better to me.
Good but not great
By Wes on September 21, 2010
I've always been a fan of standard SP's but not so much the SP+'s. They didn't have a smooth feel to me. Thankfully the Lifespan's are a big improvement there. They look and sound like standard SP's but feel very smooth. Since I've only used them for a couple of weeks I can't speak to longevity yet but so far I'd put them in the win column.
Lifespan PB lights
By Jay Lowe on September 18, 2010
Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Treated Acoustic Guitar Strings