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  • 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.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical Guitar
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid J. Pace
    Instrument ModelSpruce/Cedar Double Top
    Top woodSpruce/Cedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerHannah Murphy
    Strings Comment
    I use Imperial Reds on my guitar because I love the sweet singing tone they create. One thing I have noticed about the Imperial trebles is that they allow for a very light vibrato, which is so important for keeping a relaxed left hand while creating a beautiful melody. My guitar responds very well the the Imperial Reds, as it is a loud, warm guitar and the strings match the character of the sound perfectly.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeClassical Guitar
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid J. Pace
    Instrument ModelNomex Double Top
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerPhil Goldenberg
    Strings Comment
    I've always preferred medium tension strings to allow for a softer, more subtle touch in the right hand, and the Paragon trebles allow me to have that soft touch without sacrificing volume. I prefer the Paragon trebles over all other carbon? trebles because they have the volume, clarity, and upper harmonic response you would expect from carbon strings, however they also have a distinct voice and color that makes them very unique. I have a naturally very very warm sound, and I am always looking for ways to make my sound brighter and more lively. Both the guitar and strings I use are on the brighter side to help achieve that sound.
  • 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.)
  • Year2003
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid S. Daily
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAndrew York
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Andrew York Silver Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Andrew York Silver Set Model: C3 York Silver Price: $13.18
    Comment
    I prefer the quality of the denser material for the 2nd and 3rd strings, but find carbon fiber very unpleasant sounding for the 1st string. So for the 1st string, I am using mainly standard nylon.
  • Year2003
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDavid S. Daily
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAndrew York
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Andrew York XF-Silver Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Andrew York XF-Silver Set Model: C3 York XF-Silver Price: $26.18
    Comment
    I prefer the quality of the denser material for the 2nd and 3rd strings, but find carbon fiber very unpleasant sounding for the 1st string. So for the 1st string, I am using mainly standard nylon.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDeCasia
    Instrument ModelGabrielle
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerArjuna
    Strings Comment
    Sparkling tone with great separation of notes because of strings and top wood. Neck is fast, and the ebony reinforcement is great for the crazy weather changes here in Canada.
  • Year1998
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerDomingo Ortega
    Instrument ModelMadrid
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerPam
    Strings Comment
    It's warm tone is inviting, it has good volume, minimal squeak, nice touch. Works well for both classical and flamenco styles. It is less harsh sounding for practicing the tremolo.