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265 results
  • Year2011
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerPhillip Woodfield
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDominic Flynn
    Strings Comment
    Imperial Blues are great as they are warmer in tone but still very clear, this works great with my guitar because the instrument is naturally very loud and colorful, the strings offset any extreme colors I might accidentally produce, but still compliment the instrument's volume and color palate.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRafael Aguirre Requena
    Instrument ModelTraditional
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRafael Aguirre
    Strings Comment
    I play D'Addario because they feel the best for my nails and I love their expressiveness and vibrato.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRafael Granados
    Instrument ModelLattice
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCocobolo
    Back woodCocobolo
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Very loud and clear yet warm and complex.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRafael Granados
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCocobolo
    Back woodCocobolo
    PlayerDragos Ilie
    Strings Comment
    Paragon Red normal tension works the best with my guitar. I usually play high, but for some reason the normal tension seems to sound better on my guitar. It matches the really dark tone of my guitar with my nails which are a bit on the bright side. It brings out a round tone but at the same time not muddy. Also very directional. I used to combine nylon 1st string with 2nd and 3rd carbon, but since Paragon, that's not the case anymore. The first string stays exactly in bewteen direction of carbon and stability of nylon.
  • Year1982
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRandall Angella
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJorge Caballero
    Strings Comment
    This combination provides a strong presence for the trebles while enhancing the sustain of the basses.
  • Year1983
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRandall Angella
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJorge Caballero
    Strings Comment
    This combination provides a strong presence for the trebles while enhancing the sustain of the basses.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerRandall Angella
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJohn Oste
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Nycarb X Custom Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Nycarb X Custom Set Model: C3 NycarbX Price: $14.55
    Comment
    Deep, tight bass, punchy mids and articulate highs.
  • 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.