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  • Year2016
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJoao Bosco Rocha
    Instrument ModelTorres
    Top woodRosewood
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodCedar
    PlayerJoao Bosco Rocha
    Strings Comment
    Best combination for the guitars i build as I'm a luthier. They have great projection, both bass and treble and the attack is soft to fingers.
  • Year2007
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJohn Price
    Instrument ModelClassical
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodTiger Mytle
    Back woodTiger Mytle
    PlayerJeffrey Wilt
    Strings Comment
    Powerful, crystaline trebles that really hold up and sing out (I play in a 20+ member guitar orchestra). Very nice tone on bass strings, but I am addicted to the carbon trebles!
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJorge Raphael
    Instrument ModelMillenium
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAlvaro Henrique
    Strings Comment
    I love balanced guitars, for they allow better legato and more musically satisfying fingering options. This is the best combination I got so far: a well balanced guitar with well balanced strings.
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Maria Vilaplana
    Instrument ModelEquivalent of Rio
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Personally I find this more balanced. La bella has lower overall tension so HT turns out to be similar to EJ45.
  • Year1980
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Maria Vilaplana
    Instrument ModelEquivalent of Rio
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Affordable infrequent need of changing strings.
  • Year1968
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Oribe
    Instrument ModelA-163
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAngelo L. Favis
    Strings Comment
    Good for the age of the guitar, consistent sound, tone, and projection across the board.
  • Year1973
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1A
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodJacaranda
    Back woodJacaranda
    PlayerDouglas Niedt
    Strings Comment
    With this particular set of Savarez, the strings sustain longer than any other set or brand. The long sustain is particularly noticeable in the trebles. Tone is equal to or better than any other brand and vibrato easier to produce and more pronounced than on any other brand.
  • Year1985
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model1A Traditional 664mm Scale
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I like the fullness of the tone in the bass strings and the volume and clarity in the trebles. The very good balance across the register is also a very positive feature of these strings.
  • Year1977
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument ModelModel 1A
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodSpruce
    Back woodSpruce
    PlayerRichard Sayage
    Strings Comment
    Fat, round sound mindful of Segovia.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJose Ramirez
    Instrument Model3-NAE
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerM Farber
    Strings Comment
    Nice even sound. Projects well. Really like the feel of the g string which is thick and solid.