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Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

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1273887991202
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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 while holding standard tension. SP Flexible Core str... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$499.00
 
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Overview

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

  • Set: MFX740
  • Gauge: Light
  • 12-16-25-32-42-54
  • Tension: 164.8
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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MartinFX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Picky; Picky; Picky

By Jon

from MA

Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I am the pickest person I know when it comes to the sound of my guitars. The pride and joy of my collection is a 1988 Martin D42 #9 of 75 made. For years now I have tried every type of string that I could get my hands on that would completly capture the nature of the Martin sound. Most strings give you a great bass and mid-range but usualy fall short in clearity, brilince, and sustain when you move into the higher regesters be on the 7th or 8th fret. Granted most Martin players don't play up there because the drednought is usualy thought of as a bluegress or flatpickers guitar. Simply put this string set does it. It gives you the same warmth as you get in lower end, in the high end of the guitar with a brilince and sustain that I can't hear in most other strings. Not only do they bring these tones out in the Martin they do it to every other guitars in my collection like (Alvares Yairi, Taylor, Gibson, Washburn, and others). I've used d'adario's, Elixiers, Dean Markley Alcamey's, and others for along time but these FX740's are far superior to any string I've ever used. When you don't have to EQ an accoustic to bring out all the tones in a studio setting you know that you got right.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not for every guitar

By What?

from Missouri

Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I purchased these for my brother and his guitar. It made a huge difference and sounded great. I decided to go ahead and get a set for my own acoustic which was due for a change, and well it's not quite as good. I believe the lows are just a little too high and "metallic" sounding for me. The highs sound great though. Over all a great set of strings, and very nice on the fingers. Overall though, as with every set, it's just a matter of personal preference. I'd likely get these again, but swap out the top strings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Feel good

By JIAN XIA

from CHINA

Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

Fingerstyle special strings, I like! Guitar Center's service is great!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Jim

from Tulsa, OK

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    Great product. Recommended by my luthier for my '64 D18 because they exert somewhat less tension on the neck.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound, bright with sustain

    By Wesley

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Martin FX740 SP Flexible Core Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      Angreat complement to my HD28.

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