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217 results
  • Year2011
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerRecording King
    Instrument ModelO26
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Tuned down a half step, balanced tension, great for finger style, dropped D
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRicardo Carpio
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodRosewood/Cypress
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerCarlos Pinana
    Strings Comment
    Perfect sound, tuning, projection and durability.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRichard Howell
    Instrument ModelStandard model
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDaniel Cunnington
    Strings Comment
    I studied technique and performance at various conservatoriums and used these strings constantly. They are strong, neutral, transparent and enable a lot of timbrel tone colour using free or rest stroke and a lot of variation between ponticelli and dolce. Perfect intonation and consistency.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRichard Howell
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerPaul Janssen
    Strings Comment
    Great basses that last a long time, easy to play for both hands, rich full sounding trebles.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJaime Guiscafre
    Strings Comment
    Long lasting, pleasing tone.
  • Year1997
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMichael Nicolella
    Strings Comment
    They have a perfect balance of warmth and clarity while producing a rich, balanced and powerful sound on all my concert guitars.
  • Year2004
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerCandido Pinto
    Strings Comment
    Recommendation by Robert Ruck, Michael Peters and Scott Tennant
  • Year2002
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument ModelTraditional
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodZircote
    Back woodZircote
    PlayerRick Cox
    Strings Comment
    These strings have a wonderful warm sound in the trebles, as well as the bases. ?The trebles are remarkably smooth to the touch with an elegant feel. The sound is consistent and in tue across the full range of the guitar. I?ve played on many strings over the years and these are simply the best I?ve ever played on!
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical Guitar
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAdam Kossler
    Strings Comment
    I've been using Augustine strings for at least 10 years now, and have made four full length recordings using Regal Blues. Additionally, I've currently been experimenting with the new Paragon carbons with my 2016 Greg Smallman, and they seem like a great match! I'll likely record a solo record with this combination next summer.
  • Year2003
    Instrument typeClassical Guitar
    Builder / ManufacturerRobert Ruck
    Instrument Model660-scale
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMarco Sartor
    Strings Comment
    Since it is a 660-scale cedar guitar, I go with the medium-tension basses, which sing and sustain beautifully. They also provide a better balance with the trebles. The Regal trebles work very well on my Ruck, since they project strongly while still retaining the singing "Spanish" sound of the instrument.