Strings for a nylon string classical

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by iDavid, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. iDavid

    iDavid Member

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    I'm about to get a nylon string classical. I've only ever played steel strings. Which brands do you guys recommend for the nylon strinng guitars?

    thanks
     
  2. riffmeister

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    there are many flavors.......I've tried Augustine, Savarez, Hannabach, Galli, D'Addario.....and more I'm not remembering at the moment. A well-made, middle of the road sounding string (not too bright, not too dark) is the D'Addario.......try a set each of the medium (EJ45) and high tension (EJ46) and see what fits your preference.

    Here's where I usually shop:

    http://www.stringsbymail.com/stmanudisp.asp?tCat=1
     
  3. e-z

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    +1 for the D'Addarios. They are just as riffmeister described, not too bright or dark.
     
  4. jlf2960

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    I also recommend D'Addario Pro Arte Classical strings. They also make a composite set as well which is a bit different and more expensive. It comes with an extra composite G string. Basically its a G string made of different materials. Its supposed to last longer.
     
  5. landru64

    landru64 Gold Supporting Member

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    what do people think of the GHS le classique?
     
  6. riffmeister

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    the idea behing the composite G is that it makes the string sound less "tubby" so it blends/transitions better with the sound of the wound strings. I tried a set with the composite G string a while ago.....definitely not my cup of tea! but different strokes for different folks......
     
  7. fabiomayo

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    I alternate between Alvarez and D'Addario Pro Arte according to willingness to spend dough :D .

    I really like Alvarez strings better, they last longer (ok, maybe you could benefit changing bass strings earlier but that is true for all brands I guess), sound "deeper" (I don't know but I guess there's more harmonic content and the strings just rings out and chords are nothing but sweet) and feels just right to me.
    That being said, I use the Pro Arte whenever I'm short of cash and am happy with it. IMO it lacks the complexity of Alvarez and have shorter life, it also feels a bit brighter which is usually not what I'm looking for...
     
  8. gregc

    gregc Supporting Member

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    I like the Savarez strings, the high tension ones.

    gregc
     
  9. Marcello

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    i keep coming back to Daddario proArtes, great strings.
     

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