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Strings Choice

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181 results
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerLa Patrie
    Instrument ModelConcert CW
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerZach
    Strings Comment
    I prefer these strings as firstly they provide great sound on my guitar, and although it is not anywhere near a great professional guitar, it makes it sound close to one! It also has amazing, crisp trebles and basses, lasts for a good period of time, and feels good on my fingers.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeFlamenco
    Builder / ManufacturerLester DeVoe
    Instrument ModelFlamenca negra
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRobin Matsunaga
    Strings Comment
    The top is carved very thin for responsiveness and volume, but the top flexibility accentuates bass response. The Savarez corum basses are not as strong as the Cantiga, while the HT Alliance carbon trebles offset the bass response of the negra. I have not been able to find any other combination that provides such a balanced sound for this model.
  • Year2001
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerLorenzo Pimentel
    Instrument ModelGrand Concert Classical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnthony Armijo
    Strings Comment
    Very powerful but has the ability to play crystal clear notes all the way up the fret board with tremendous volume and sustain.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerLoriente Clarita
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerBrad Dyer
    Strings Comment
    Savarez strings have a great tone for their price, intonation is always spot on on my guitars, and the last a long time compared to others in the price range. The Corums seem to have a warmer tone than the Alliance sets.
  • Year2002
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerLucida Artista
    Instrument ModelLG-777
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerR A Bennett
    Strings Comment
    Excellent tone, playability & durability. Availability of bass sets.
  • Year2000
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerM.Tezanos-Perez
    Instrument ModelMaestro
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRandall Ferguson
    Strings Comment
    With both, there is power to spare. And they last and last!
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerManuel Rodriguez
    Instrument ModelModel A
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJohn W Rhodes
    Strings Comment
    Clear, crisp matched timbre trebles; basses have great separation & tone.
  • Year1966
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerManuel Velazquez
    Instrument ModelBrazilian Rosewood & spruce
    Top woodRosewood
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerJohn Mardinly
    Strings Comment
    I like this combination because it plays easily and responsively and I have been playing this guitar for 50 years!
  • Year1930
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerMartin
    Instrument Model2 17
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerDavid
    Strings Comment
    low tension set for a lightly built guitar
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerMartin
    Instrument ModelLX1M
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Brightens up sound, sounds like a full size guitar. Now that guitar has opened up, I really do love the way it sounds with Elixirs.