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287 results
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGreg Smallman
    Instrument ModelLattice braced
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodBrazilian Rosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerThomas Viloteau
    Strings Comment
    The Savarez Alliance have the right balance between projection and precision of the attack; they also fit my Smallman perfectly.
  • Year2020
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerGretsch
    Instrument ModelG9500 Jim Dandy
    Top woodAgathis
    Side woodAgathis
    Back woodAgathis
    PlayerAlexander Gibbs
    Strings Comment
    The Martin custom light strings pair perfectly with the shorter scale length of this compact parlor guitar. Compared to the original set of 12-53 strings, the lower notes have a deeper resonance and better sustain. The heavier set (D'Addario EJ16) were muddy and lacked the the ringing vibrations of these on the lower end. This change to the custom lights results in a cleaner, louder bass with very high definition. The highs and middles are very comparable to the heavier strings with slightly better intonation on bends and scale runs, while retraining the projection and bluesy, shrill quality provided by the parlor body.
    Pick Choice: D'Andrea Delrex 355 Pick Comment: This pick shape ups the volume and improves the clarity qualities on this Parlor. Perfect for picking Bluegrass or Blues runs with its precision point. Either the 1.0mm or 1.14mm gauge for me. Hard attacks seem to carry a better punch and pitch preservation with this shape. Sweeps have a stunning effect with this pick as well. For my style, it's hard to go back to a more rounded triangle after hearing how this shape sounds.
  • Year1984
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerGuild
    Instrument ModelD25M
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerDavid Nigel Lloyd
    Strings Comment
    I don't like the sound of new strings. They sound thin and quacky to me. Except for Red Brand copper bronze. They sound pretty warm when new and warmer when warn in.
  • Year1970
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGuillermo LLuquet
    Instrument ModelSpanish
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSycamore
    Back woodSycamore
    PlayerPeter Allan
    Strings Comment
    These strings lend a natural airy resonance to the guitar sound. They actually have a feeling under the fingers as if they were gut strings. Once settled in they stay in tune well and months later sound fresh and resonant.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelLight Tension
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great!
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelTensao Media
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    I have a theoretical study of string tension, tested by great musicians. All of them very much like the strings with these tensions and scale length of 340mm - 360mm. These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great! It is a hybrid between guitar and mandolin, given totally to Brazilian musicality.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelHeavy Tension
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    I have a theoretical study of string tension, tested by great musicians. All of them very much like the strings with these tensions and scale length of 340mm - 360mm. These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great! It is a hybrid between guitar and mandolin, given totally to Brazilian musicality.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGus Guitars
    Instrument ModelG1 7 String Baritone
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCedar
    Back woodBloodwood
    PlayerTheRR
    Strings Comment
    This set was created to flow in tension response, magnetic response and proper string vibration in sync for lead players giving the set an Unwound 4th instead of a Wound 4th in essence.
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerHeritage?
    Instrument Model535
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerMichael Sullivan
    Strings Comment
    Warm tone, no string noise, and they do indeed last much longer than less expensive strings. I think the 10s sound a bit better than the 11s. The 11s sound just a bit dead to me personally. I play through a Vintage Sound Amp voiced for jazz by Sound Island Music. Very clean with a lot of head room
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerHeritage?
    Instrument Model535
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerMichael Sullivan
    Strings Comment
    Warm tone, no string noise, and they do indeed last much longer than less expensive strings. I think the 10s sound a bit better than the 11s. The 11s sound just a bit dead to me personally. I play through a Vintage Sound Amp voiced for jazz by Sound Island Music. Very clean with a lot of head room