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181 results
  • 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.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEdgar Perez
    Instrument ModelCedar
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCedar
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerIsaac Feuerberg
    Strings Comment
    Sounds good, low tension.
  • Year2010
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEduardo Duran Ferrer
    Instrument ModelClassical, from Spain
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLeonard Green
    Strings Comment
    I feel the nylgut strings mellow the bright sounds of the spruce top. I play without nails, I not only like the sound but also the feel of these strings.
  • Year2015
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEric Sahlin
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Recommended by the luthier.
  • Year2007
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEric Sahlin
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodCedar
    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.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerFederico Sheppard
    Instrument ModelLa Crema
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLisa Denoo
    Strings Comment
    In general I like to use the Savarez Alliance strings because they give more clarity and a less mat sound than nylon strings. For the first string I do like to use nylon, such as the D'addario Pro arte, as the Saverez Alliance 1st strings tends to be to thin and sharp.
  • Year1951
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelCustom Nocaster
    Top woodAlder
    Side woodAlder
    Back woodAlder
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I play mostly clean, fast, and LOUD through a Twin Reverb or a Tweed Reverb, heavily modified Blues Junior. Urban gospel in 300+ seat venue. I need lots of punchy low end from the bass strings and nice sparkling Fender cleans from the treble strings. Been using GHS Nickel Rockers for several years. They're the right sound for a Strat and Tele.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAsh
    Side woodAsh
    Back woodAsh
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Unbelieveable vibrato and sustain also used on Fender pawn shop offset Stratocaster for the same reason.
  • Year1985
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerG&L
    Instrument ModelGhostpowder
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Smooth warmth, better sustanability basses. Trebels smooth the upper mids.