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236 results
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGerman Vazquez Rubio
    Instrument ModelSolista
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodCypress
    Back woodCypress
    PlayerBill
    Strings Comment
    My guitar is a little bright, so I want strings to counter that. The Labella 2001s compliment I think, as I want a warmer string tone. The feel of Labella 2001s are also good; they feel thicker.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGerman Vazquez Rubio
    Instrument ModelRubio 635 Concert
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerYiren Hu
    Strings Comment
    none
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGerman Vazquez Rubio
    Instrument ModelRubio 635 Estudio
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodPalo Escrito
    Back woodPalo Escrito
    PlayerYiren Hu
    Strings Comment
    none
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGernot Wagner
    Instrument ModelDouble Top
    Top woodSpruce/Cedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerJason Vieaux
    Strings Comment
    This particular Wagner Guitar is already naturally very bright, which is very good for unamplified ensemble playing and large concert halls in general. The Augustine Regal gives a lot of punch, while adding a lot of warmth as well.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGernot Wagner
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerWilliam Kanengiser
    Strings Comment
    I like the balance of the two carbon and one nylon treble, and the basses have a nice round sound and good sustain.
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGeronimo Mateos
    Instrument ModelHijos Aranjuez
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerMatthew Bodycombe
    Strings Comment
    Beautiful balance, bright highs not as harsh or metallic as carbon and lovely bass response. Good intonation across strings.
  • Year1968
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelSuper 400 CES
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Smooth flat wound (no screech), smooth balanced tone.
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelStandard Les Paul?
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerTony Esposito
    Strings Comment
    The strings I?m playing are a custom set from Augustine, based off of their Spectra Heavy Specs. They're great for picking up some slack on the tension to help with our Eb tuning, while still bending really well but not too far. I just wanted a heavier low E and G string than you would get in a typical pack of 12 gauges, plus they sound great and stay bright for their entire life.
  • Year1967
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelEpiphone Riviera 12 string
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerPhilip Feinberg
    Strings Comment
    Fret job left action very light. These custom gauges are light, rich.
  • Year2018
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelF-5 Master
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerChristopher Miller
    Strings Comment
    I like D'Addario EFW74 Flatwound strings due to feel and tone. Very comfortable to play.