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265 results
  • Year1971
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerJames L. D'Aquisto
    Instrument ModelNew Yorker
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerHerb Ray
    Strings Comment
    17" Arch-Top F-Hole acoustic guitar with ebony fingerboard and floating pickup attached to finger rest (Bill Lawrence, custom wound). Good sustain, with a warm sound --- warmer than the more traditional brass strings. My D'Aquisto has a more brilliant sound than most arch-tops. The warmer sound of the phosphor bronze set balances it out nicely. Actually, I formerly used the medium gauge set; however, my left-hand arthritis forced me to compromise on the string gauge. The D'Aquisto really has the best sound with the mediums.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompre
    Instrument ModelNo. 130
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodEbony
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    A balanced, clean, warm, powerful set. Trebles were a nice surprise.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompre
    Instrument ModelNo. 130
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodEbony
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    These strings make my trebles sound really warm and full, but also loud. They have a nice feel to them when playing. The basses are strong and powerful. I always loved Savarez Cantiga basses and these were just as good and the same in feel. My guitar is more forgiving in the bass, so I chose these strings more because of the trebles.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompre
    Instrument ModelSingle-top
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodMun Ebony
    Back woodMun Ebony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    I like the RC Strings Recital series mostly because of their feel under my fingers, their powerful basses and warm and responsive trebles.
  • Year1999
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerJeff Traugott
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAlex de Grassi
    Strings Comment
    I use this mixed set on the Traugott and it's pretty specific for that guitar and the tunings that I use on it. I do that because, a) the guitar seems to realize its full sound potential that way; I think the combination of the particularly dense Brazilian rosewood Jeff Traugott uses and something about the bracing. And, b) I use that guitar for tunings with less tension (DADEAD, CGDGAD, DGDGAD, DADGAD) and the heavier gauges on strings 1-3 and 6 compensate for the lowered tension. This C3 might be useful to those using those kinds of tunings, especially with very dense woods or guitars that need a little extra push to get the top going.?
  • Year2010
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJeremy Cooper
    Instrument Model7 String
    Top woodCedar/Spruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMark Wilson
    Strings Comment
    Clarity, power, dynamic range, near perfect string balance.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJesse Perry
    Instrument ModelWinnipeg
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAlyssa Cohen
    Strings Comment
    Beautiful rich mellow sound. Long lasting strings.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJoacir de Carvalho
    Instrument ModelJoacir de Carvalho, Torres style
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRobbie Chan
    Strings Comment
    Augustine for its warmth and price. Aranjuez concert silver 400 basses because they are focused yet full sounding. Savarez New Cristal because they are a good balance between sounding brilliant and warm.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJoao Bosco Rocha
    Instrument ModelTorres
    Top woodRosewood
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerJoao Bosco Rocha
    Strings Comment
    Best combination for the guitars i build as I'm a luthier. They have great projection, both bass and treble and the attack is soft to fingers.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJohn Price
    Instrument ModelLattice Bracing
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodBlackwood
    Back woodBlackwood
    PlayerMark Lincicome
    Strings Comment
    Recommended by Matt at SBM. They produce a warm, mellow tone similar to my fanned braced guitars, while preserving the volume and sustain characteristic of lattice braced guitars.