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236 results
  • Year1972
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHernandis
    Instrument ModelGrade #1
    Top woodPine
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerTom Salvatori
    Strings Comment
    I use the La Bella Studio strings expressly for recording. Also great for balance, clarity and warmth but the primarily objective is to reduce finger whisper in the wound strings.
  • Year1847
    Instrument typeCello
    Builder / ManufacturerHomolka
    Instrument ModelPrague
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerCrispin Campbell
    Strings Comment
    Depth & Richness; bright, spin to the sound; is more flexible.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHugues Boivin
    Instrument ModelStauffer XIX century
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAlvaro Henrique
    Strings Comment
    I have never heard such an immense difference using this string from any other. Absolutely all aspects improved at once: tuning, sound quality, playability, musicality, volume. It made my guitar sound a different instrument.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHugues Boivin
    Instrument ModelBaroque Theorboed
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAlvaro Henrique
    Strings Comment
    This unique instrument needs a lot of strings, and to tune better. The RC Strings 'RM60' trebles are the best strings I've known for period instruments, and help me sing as I need.
  • Year2002
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHumphrey
    Instrument ModelMillennium
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLinda Kessler?
    Strings Comment
    I like the consistency of D'Addario strings and how well they hold a tune right away. Their tone is nice but doesn't get in the way of the sound of the Humphrey, who showed his guitars with D'Addario strings!
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerHuss & Dalton
    Instrument ModelParlour
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerGJ
    Strings Comment
    Light, brilliant strings to promote comfortable fretting & balanced sound
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerHuss & Dalton
    Instrument ModelOO
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodBubinga
    Back woodBubinga
    PlayerMelvin Hughes
    Strings Comment
    This guitar is a bit of a small canon, regardless of strings. But when I strung it up with the D'Addario Nickel Bronze NB1252BT (Light 12-52) it seems to be even more so. The strings are very nuanced with excellent tone and clarity. Even on this small-bodied guitar, they can produce quite a bit of volume without exceeding the tops headroom. The strings maintain tuning very well even when capoed. They are comfortable to play and have a decent life span, not as long as EXP's but still very good in my experience.
  • Year1990
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerIbanez
    Instrument ModelJem77 Custom
    Top woodBasswood
    Side woodBasswood
    Back woodBasswood
    PlayerRodney James
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Majestic Electric Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Majestic Electric Set Model: C3 Majestic Price: $26.99
    Comment
    Warmth and clear pick attack. Added volume, bright, enthusiastic reflection.
  • Year2007
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJ. Perfecto Rubio
    Instrument ModelConcert
    Top woodSpruce/Rosewood
    Side woodSpruce/Rosewood
    Back woodSpruce/Rosewood
    PlayerJacob Johnson
    Strings Comment
    I like Savarez for the carbons trebles and the basses are OK. I actually prefer Hannabach high tensions for the whole set, but I ain't made of money so I don't get them as often as I'd like.
  • Year1971
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerJames L. D'Aquisto
    Instrument ModelNew Yorker
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerHerb Ray
    Strings Comment
    17" Arch-Top F-Hole acoustic guitar with ebony fingerboard and floating pickup attached to finger rest (Bill Lawrence, custom wound). Good sustain, with a warm sound --- warmer than the more traditional brass strings. My D'Aquisto has a more brilliant sound than most arch-tops. The warmer sound of the phosphor bronze set balances it out nicely. Actually, I formerly used the medium gauge set; however, my left-hand arthritis forced me to compromise on the string gauge. The D'Aquisto really has the best sound with the mediums.