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  • 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.
  • Year2021
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerEastman
    Instrument ModelE10-SS
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerFred Miller
    Strings Comment
    Full melodic sound complements the amazing articulation of this instrument.
  • 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.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeCello
    Builder / ManufacturerElon Howe
    Instrument ModelMontagnana Sleeping Beauty 1739 copy
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerKevin J. Wierenga
    Strings Comment
    The A, D and G-strings are D'Addario Kaplan Mediums, and the C-string is Thomastik Spirocore Tungsten medium. My cello is a Montagnana Sleeping Beauty 1739 copy, made entirely by master luthier Elon Howe of Newaygo, Michigan. Top wood is fine-grain spruce from British Columbia, with the ribs, neck/scroll, and one-piece back from a Michigan-grown Red Maple (Acer Rubrum). The one-piece back is especially unique and beautiful given that the Montagnana pattern instruments are wider than other models of celli. The tree from which the wood was harvested had grown adjacent to the southern end of the Manistee National Forest in Newaygo County, near Fremont, Michigan. These strings are a great combination of warmth, power and projection which bring out the juicy sweet top-end of the cello's range, as well as the earthy and choclately bass end of the range.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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