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265 results
  • Year1996
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerBreedlove
    Instrument ModelC2 Custom Shop
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodEbony
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerRobert McArthur
    Strings Comment
    The GHS DDS325 Doyle Dykes strings are a touch lighter than regular light gauge and are easy on the left hand. They sound crisp and full and retain their tone for a long time.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerBrian Burgess
    Instrument ModelF-Style
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerLawrence Lampton
    Strings Comment
    I think these Dogal Calace Mandolin Strings really help bring out the voice and sonic range of this original instrument. Plugged in with a JJB 220 pickup, I've compared it side by side with some similar mandolin pickup/preamps, and many agreed that mine sounded better.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCarlos Juan Busquiel
    Instrument ModelLa Leona
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCypress
    Back woodCypress
    PlayerCarlos Juan Busquiel
    Strings Comment
    These nylon normal tension strings work very well for a lightweight guitar.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCarlos Juan Busquiel
    Instrument ModelTraditional
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerCarlos Juan Busquiel
    Strings Comment
    These nylon normal tension strings work very well for a traditional guitar. They are very expressive.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerChris Conery
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerChris Conery
    Strings Comment
    Conery Guitars: Full rich bass. Bright trebles esp #3 (not the usual tubby nylon sound)
  • Year1988
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerChristian Rapp
    Instrument ModelConcert 19 frets
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerChristian
    Strings Comment
    Classical Guitars built with German Spruce often take a long time to open up and develop tonal power, clearly slower than Cedar tops. I use these strings to compensate and obtain a powerful and clear tonal range.
  • Year2008
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerChristopher Carrington
    Instrument Model#247
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerChristopher Pike
    Strings Comment
    More expressive Composite basses
  • Year2004
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerCollins
    Instrument ModelD1A-SB
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerJS Long
    Strings Comment
    Best sounding string on a bright guitar. Less bright than the 80/20 EXP. Also great on my friend's D2HT. Consistent sound and long lasting.
  • Year1920
    Instrument typeBanjo
    Builder / ManufacturerConcertone
    Instrument ModelTenor
    Top woodGoat Skin
    Side woodNickel Plated Steel
    Back woodNickel Plated Steel
    PlayerBrian Ward
    Strings Comment
    Restored Concertone tenor with goat skin head. 17 fret nylon string with a scale length of 20.75", tuned 1 octave down from mandolin. Strings chosen according to D'Addario String Tension Pro tension calculations. Started with baritone ukulele strings changing scale length, tuning and strings until tensions were all approximately 10 lbs. Mandolin tuning was chosen because I play mandolin and am interested in other voices but don't have time to commit to learning additional tunings.
  • Year1996
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerConde Hermanos
    Instrument ModelA-261996
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCypress
    Back woodCypress
    PlayerHossein Beyzavi
    Strings Comment
    Quick response, nice and crispy dry flamenco sound. Works well for me.