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  • 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.
  • Year2021
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerEsteve
    Instrument ModelModel 8
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerKristian Kloeckl
    Strings Comment
    The Savarez 500CJ get the best tone out of my Esteve 8 so far. Balanced tone across the range, solid but not overpowering bass, wonderfully sweet and ringing trebles with great sustain, great feel. Fantastic resonances and overtones.
  • 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.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeFlamenco
    Builder / ManufacturerEthan Deutsch
    Instrument ModelBlanca
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCypress
    Back woodCypress
    PlayerEthan Deutsch
    Strings Comment
    The timbre, tension, and general feel of these strings seem just right for flamenco--particularly for rasqueados. And they seem to last relatively long. Moreover, they are reasonably priced.
  • Year2020
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerFarida
    Instrument ModelTenor
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerKevin Crowell
    Strings Comment
    This instrument is a bit bright and the brown Worth strings give it a bit more body.
  • 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.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAlder
    Side woodAlder
    Back woodAlder
    PlayerPeter Laurence
    Strings Comment
    I chose those strings because a version of them originally came with Maccaferri guitars, which Django Reinhardt played. Also, I like strings to be more even than most current sets. 10-45 is a good spread. The current trend is more like heavy bass strings and light trebles, which I could never use. Here is a video of my playing "Take the A Train" on these strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_wfWd9coaU
  • Year1969
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAsh
    Side woodAsh
    Back woodAsh
    PlayerLu McCarty
    Strings Comment
    25.5 Scale (Kinman PUPs) Designed for lead playing, equalized string tension across entire set, less boomy with lighter gauge 5 & 6 strings, better sustain with wound G, warm and good for jazz and blues.
  • 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.