Hannabach Goldin 725 MHT Classical Guitar Strings, Full Set
  • By: Brad Odenath
    After trying multiple sets of strings for my guitar I had to give these strings a shot. I immediately fell in love with the tone they produced on my guitar. I wasn't able to fully justify the price and appreciate the sound until I replaced dead ones after 6 months of use with the strings I normally used to achieve good tone. Needless to say, these strings dead were more alive than any strings I put on my guitar. I switched back to these strings within taking them off and am officially a fan (of the dead strings and live strings).

    If you are on the fence about trying these strings, I highly recommend you go for it.
  • By: Alan Emerson
    After reading so many glowing online reviews about these strings, I had to try them. I put them on a new instrument I was demoing, a Yamaha NCX2000R. The first thing I noticed was the appearance of the strings, which is unique, goldish basses and clear goldish trebles. The sound of these strings is unique and unlike any other strings I have tried. The sound is remarkably balanced across all strings, with very little noticeable transition between basses and carbon trebles. The sound of the basses is somewhat subdued, more of a dark sound to my ears, without the punchiness that I prefer. The best summation I can offer as to overall sound quality is that the timbre falls somewhere between steel strings and nylon strings. The tension of these strings is comparable to extra high tension strings by any other manufacturer. Granted, Hannabach strings tend to run this way in all their lines but this set approached 100lbs total tension! Since SBM does not yet have the tension spec listed, this is from the back of the package for string dia. in inches and tension in lbs: E6 (0.043, 16.54), A5 (0.035, 17.20), D4 (0.029, 17.64), G3 (0.034, 14.99), B2 (0.028, 14.99), E1 (0.024, 17.64). One glaring flaw that I find in the set is on the E1 sting, which is thin sounding due to it's low mass. It is extremely difficult to get good slurs off this string, which is a major drawback for me. I had been trying to decide if I like these strings or not for more than a week and finally came to the conclusion that even though they have a unique sound, they are not my sound. I'm glad I tried them though just to satisfy my curiosity. If you are curious and on the fence about trying these strings though, I would encourage you to do so, just for the sake for knowing for yourself. I satisfied my curiosity, and I'm glad they are not my new favorite string, considering the price. If the quality equaled the price however, I would have no remorse in adopting them.
  • By: Jack Daws
    I've tried these on two different guitars and they are currently my favourite treble string (to me, most basses are basically the same - these are quite good). I prefer these to Savarez Alliance, whose carbon strings are highly acclaimed where I'm from.
    They are very bright, yet still sweet and 'warm'. Other carbon trebles are bright but a bit 'tubby' or dead in the softer/warmer registers.

    Oh, and the trebles last a very long time compared to most others so the price is worth it.
  • By: Miros Paschalis
    In 20 days destroyed 2 strings e Carbon. Dissolved in fiber and then cut.
  • By: Dwayne Jacob
    Nice warm sound. Basses are clear and deep and not scratchy. Trebles are smooth and clear sound. Much better feel on the trebles than the Hannabach carbon trebles. The trebles are not very bright; more of a warm sound with the cedar top.
    Strings are expensive and do not look like they will have a long life like the D'Addario EJ46. 4th strings can be a bit overpowering. However loving the strings at the moment.
  • By: (2878) Jesús Alberto Portilla
    Good sound ... flamenco ... but very costly!!!!!!!!
  • By: Alan Hahn
    This is an update to my previous review. I tried the basses. I like them even better than the Argento Silver and they are half the price. I can get a full set of the Goldins for the price of just the Pure Silver Argento basses. The Goldin basses are much punchier than the Argentos and make the Argentos sound muddy. I'm definitely impressed with the Hannabach company. I might experiment with some of their other strings since these are so excellent.
  • By: Alan Hahn
    I didn't buy the full set...just the treble set. These are the best trebles I've found for my guitar after trying all the D'addario types, Aranjuez, Savarez and LaBella. On my guitar, they're very loud and much sweeter than any other carbon strings I've played. I've been pairing them with the Argento pure silver basses, but I'm going to try and save some money and experiment with a full set of Goldins to see if the basses are as excellent as the trebles.
  • By: Spyros Gounaropoulos
    Very nice sound, very crispy for flamenco, but these strings are like wires to my fingers. I tried to get used of them but finally i gave up. I felt pain and i couldnt get a decent picado.
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