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  • 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.
  • Year1992
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerContreras
    Instrument ModelDouble Top
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerIrene Gomez
    Strings Comment
    I do enjoy very much playing on my receptive Contreras Guitar with the vibrant though well calibrated for my hands, Alliance Savarez 540R. These two are a great match for me to enjoy music and feel secure when I am going on stage.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelC5CE
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerJeff Main
    Strings Comment
    Clear, smooth bass; warm trebles; for older jazz standards/light classical.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelC10
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerCarl T. Geenen
    Strings Comment
    Sounds wonderful with cedar, and easy to play.
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelC10
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerChris Zarecki
    Strings Comment
    Excellent sounding strings, very lively but still balanced, and with excellent playability.
  • Year2021
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerCordoba
    Instrument ModelEsteso SP
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodPau Ferro
    Back woodPau Ferro
    PlayerAl Choi
    Strings Comment
    The Regal trebles are likely one of the most round and sweet sounding trebles, at least on this particular guitar. It feels very nice to play, and feels like butter after breaking them in. They are high tension, but they don't necessarily feel stiff or difficult to play. I love the sound and feel of the Black basses, but I do feel that Red basses feel a bit more solid in the hands, and perhaps little better for performances.
  • 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
    PlayerYiren Hu
    Strings Comment
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