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217 results
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMasaru Matano
    Instrument Model500
    Top woodCedar/Mahogany
    Side woodCedar/Mahogany
    Back woodCedar/Mahogany
    PlayerHarry Zeitlin
    Strings Comment
    Bright trebles, balanced basses. Able to coax a lot of color from these strings. Good volume without having to overstrike.
  • Year1996
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMatthias Dammann
    Instrument ModelDoubletop
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerBrad DeRoche
    Strings Comment
    Quality of sound, consistency, intonation, durability.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical Guitar
    Builder / ManufacturerMatthias Dammann
    Instrument ModelDouble-top Cedar
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMeng Su
    Strings Comment
    I love the delicacy, the sensitivity and the power of the trebles, it is nicely balanced with the warm and clear bass strings.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMax Sipe
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDani Zanuttini-Frank
    Strings Comment
    The guitar is really bright, which I love, and the carbons accentuate that. Also, D'Addarios are consistent. Every pack I've ever used has been high quality.
  • Year1995
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerMegas
    Instrument Model18' archtop
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerDavid Dvorin
    Strings Comment
    Perfect for solo or duo playing with melody instrument. Mellow mids, extra bass support.
  • Year1982
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMichael Cone
    Instrument ModelConcert Classical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMichael Cone
    Strings Comment
    Very HT, powerful, expressive, long treble life. For strong technique pros.
  • Year1984
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMichael Cone
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerKen Sribnick
    Strings Comment
    Delivered with EJ45 D'Addarios. I recently tried the rectified EJ30s, which gave the instrument a new and very focused voice. I play a lot of Bach with all of his multiple voicings. As I play, each voice is distinct and clear. I've been playing for 63 years.
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerMichael Gurian
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerGeorge Shafnacker
    Strings Comment
    The Sound is wonderful and the strings last a really long time.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerMichael Peters
    Instrument Model#22
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJon Howdeshell
    Strings Comment
    I like these strings except the trebles have a high pitched squeak when I shift Left Hand Position
  • Year2004
    Instrument typeBanjar
    Builder / ManufacturerMichael Ramsey
    Instrument Model7-string Classical Banjo
    Top woodna
    Side woodMaple and Rosewood
    Back woodna
    PlayerMichael Nix
    Strings Comment
    I use the combination of Savarez Alliance on the trebles for a bright, springy tone, and the D'Addario light tension basses for warmth and sustain. This is a self-designed instrument. Maple and Rosewood rim, Mahogany Neck, Ebony fingerboard with a Maple and Ebony Bridge by Ivon Schmuckler. Countryman lavalier mic inside the pot and a Fishman Artist acoustic amplifier.