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236 results
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Maria Vilaplana
    Instrument ModelEquivalent of Rio
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Personally I find this more balanced. La bella has lower overall tension so HT turns out to be similar to EJ45.
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Maria Vilaplana
    Instrument ModelEquivalent of Rio
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Affordable infrequent need of changing strings.
  • Year1968
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Oribe
    Instrument ModelA-163
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAngelo L. Favis
    Strings Comment
    Good for the age of the guitar, consistent sound, tone, and projection across the board.
  • Year1973
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1A
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodJacaranda
    Back woodJacaranda
    PlayerDouglas Niedt
    Strings Comment
    With this particular set of Savarez, the strings sustain longer than any other set or brand. The long sustain is particularly noticeable in the trebles. Tone is equal to or better than any other brand and vibrato easier to produce and more pronounced than on any other brand.
  • Year1985
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1A Traditional 664mm Scale
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I like the fullness of the tone in the bass strings and the volume and clarity in the trebles. The very good balance across the register is also a very positive feature of these strings.
  • Year1977
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument ModelModel 1A
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerRichard Sayage
    Strings Comment
    Fat, round sound mindful of Segovia.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model3-NAE
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerM Farber
    Strings Comment
    Nice even sound. Projects well. Really like the feel of the g string which is thick and solid.
  • Year1983
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1a
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRandall Ferguson
    Strings Comment
    With both, there is power to spare. And they last and last!
  • Year1972
    Instrument typeFlamenco
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1a
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCedar
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerRex Barker
    Strings Comment
    I really liked the plastic wound trebles they produced for the flamenco guitar but they don?t produce them anymore. They felt more aligned with the treble wound strings with my right hand. I have tried La Bella, Augustine and Hannabach but go back to Savarez because they feel right and produce the brightest sounds across the range.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJuan Hernandez
    Instrument ModelMaestro, 650mm Scale
    Top woodCocobolo/Spruce
    Side woodCocobolo/Spruce
    Back woodCocobolo/Spruce
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Hannabach strings sound better (more balanced and warmer) than the Savarez Corum Alliance Normal Tension on this Hernandez spruce top guitar. The Savarez are just too bright in the treble.