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Strings Choice

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185 results
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelC8
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I like the balance of richness and brightness that they deliver and they last.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelC9
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerYirenHu
    Strings Comment
    none
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerD'Angelico
    Instrument ModelEXL-1 Hollowbody
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAlex
    Strings Comment
    I like the feel and deep bass sound of the E and A strings. The light gauge is better if you want to play blues / jazz, because anything above 11's becomes difficult to bend.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDake Traphagen
    Instrument ModelTorres-Santos
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCypress
    Back woodCypress
    PlayerMr. Kazuhiro Yoshizumi
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Torres_Santos Classical Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Torres_Santos Classical Set Model: C3 Torres_Santos Price: $12.96
    Comment
    Crystalline highs, controlled mid, warm lows.
  • Year1996
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDake Traphagen
    Instrument ModelCarve Top
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodPau Rosa
    Back woodPau Rosa
    PlayerRobert Kelly
    Strings Comment
    7th/8th strings present a round bass tone. Love the trebles' diameter/intonation.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDammann
    Instrument ModelDoubletop
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDavid Russell
    Strings Comment
    First, I like that D?Addario does so many good things for music. Then, I like the silky sound of the trebles and the basses feel just right for me. And I find the lower normal tension strings allow the guitar to have great balance.
  • Year1976
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDarryl Williams
    Instrument ModelHand Made
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerSerge Denault
    Strings Comment
    Brilliant, crystal clear, loud trebles; warm, round, deep basses.
  • Year2000
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid Daily
    Instrument Model640mm
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDarren O'Neill
    Strings Comment
    Round basses, articulate mids, crisp trebles.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid Mrozinski
    Instrument ModelHand built classical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerDavid Mrozinski
    Strings Comment
    Always sound good on the guitars that I build.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid Pelham
    Instrument ModelCustom Classical
    Top woodMaple/Spruce
    Side woodMaple/Spruce
    Back woodMaple/Spruce
    PlayerDavid Pelham
    Strings Comment
    Full, balanced tone, temperature stability, long-lasting strings. (I build classical guitars and these work well on all but one guitar that I have made.)