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  • 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.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerMartin
    Instrument ModelHD-28 Custom Shop
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLarry Oliver
    Strings Comment
    I play backup and lead bluegrass. With all my dreadnought guitars my ears prefer a bit more brightness than is the norm for regular phosphor bronze mediums. These GHS Bright Bronze strings still provide plenty of that deep warm Martin sound, but with enough brightness for my solo work to really stand out.
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerMartin
    Instrument ModelC1K
    Top woodKoa
    Side woodKoa
    Back woodKoa
    PlayerAdam
    Strings Comment
    Graphite Gray is a great description, they look like strings made of mechanical pencil lead and they have a matte finish feel. Tuning settles in very quickly after stringing these strings right out of the package. Great balance between the brightness of a fluorocarbon string and the warmer tone of a Nylgut string.
  • Year1998
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMasaru Kohno
    Instrument ModelPro-J
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Strong, round sound, good intonation
  • Year1998
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMasaru Kohno
    Instrument ModelPro-J
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerPanagiotis Atsidakos
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | forMasaru Custom Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | forMasaru Custom Set Model: C3 forMasaru Price: $23.28
    Comment
    Warm, round, fat 1st string; clear, punchy 3rd; ringing, loud, warm basses
  • Year1978
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMasaru Kohno
    Instrument ModelConcert 650mm
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerSkip
    Strings Comment
    Very impressed with the semi-polished bass strings.
  • Year1992
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMasaru Kohno
    Instrument ModelProfessional-R
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerErik Richert
    Strings Comment
    Excellent evenness and clarity across the range of the instrument. Carbon 3rd blends perfectly with other strings and eliminates the normal issues with that string.