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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerEmerald
    Instrument ModelX20
    Top woodCarbon Fiber
    Side woodCarbon Fiber
    Back woodCarbon Fiber
    PlayerBill M
    Strings Comment
    Best string I've found for my X20.
  • 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.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEsteve - Adalid
    Instrument Model9c/b
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerRobert McArthur
    Strings Comment
    The La Bella 2001 Medium-Hard tension strings are clear and crystalline through all registers. Great sustain and they stay in tune.