Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light Acoustic Guitar Strings (Discontinued)
- Gauge: Custom Light (.011 to .052)
- Material: 80/20 Bronze (Brass)
- Coated: No
The Martin MSP3050 SP 80/20 Bronze Custom Light set is a great fit for musicians looking for a cutting and bright acoustic guitar tone. 80/20 bronze, also known as brass, produces a really bright and lively acoustic guitar tone.
This is likely why it’s so widely adopted in bluegrass and genres derived from it. Though to be fair, these strings will perform pretty well in any upbeat genre.
The gauge of this set is also pretty versatile. Lighter gauge strings are usually a better fit for fingerstyle and/or lead playing, but they will do alright for moderate amounts of strumming.
With that being said, if you mainly strum open chords, a thicker gauge of string will give you a fuller tone and more volume without being too much harder to play.
Unfortunately these strings have been discontinued - see our guide to Acoustic Guitar Strings for alternatives.