70 different guitar string ratings, opinions and real-life reviews! How to choose, how to change strings, trivia, and more!

Savares Cantiga Premium and Cantiga 6 strings (normal and high tension)String Evaluation

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The number of strings that I have evaluated on this site has reached 70. You can find all of them here. You can also find trivia about string manufacturers, how to choose strings, and how to change strings. We hope you find it useful.

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For those who want to know what strings are recommended

I’ve used about 70 different kinds of classical guitar strings, and I can honestly say that I recommend these strings. Please have a look.

For those who want to know the characteristics of strings roughly.

We have compiled a list of recommended strings for different purposes and uses. Please see here.

For more information on current string trends, see here:

I want to know what strings professional guitarists are using.

I researched the strings used by famous guitarists as far as I could get them:

I want to know what strings are selling well.

I researched the ranking of classical guitar strings sold in various stores.

List of strings produced by each string manufacturer

The following is a list of strings produced by each string manufacturer:

Strings Manufacturer
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How to change strings and tips

This video shows you how to change strings:

How long do strings last and when should they be replaced?

The life of a string becomes shorter and shorter if it is left stretched. See the following article for more information on when to replace them.

The following article also provides detailed information on how to extend the life of the product.

Changing strings before the show

It explains the best time to change strings before a concert, recital or performance.

The following article will also show you how to stabilize the pitch of the strings as quickly as possible.

Figaro.

Figaro is the only Japanese manufacturer of classical guitar strings.

We are dedicated to producing quality strings. Recommended.

Savarez

In the past, Savarez was considered to be the third best after Augustine and Pro Arte, but now he is the third best.You could say he is the most popular. The Cantiga series of bass strings are especially popular among professionals. The Cantiga series of bass strings are especially popular among professionals.

Please refer to this article for the correspondence between model numbers and product names.

Cantiga

These bass strings are characterized by their supple feel. It is an excellent bass string that is well balanced and easy to change the sound.

Cantiga Premium

These strings are relatively new, and are claimed to have a longer life than the regular cantigas.

Other

D’Addario Pro Arte

D’Addario’s Pro Arte strings are known for their stable quality. However, they are also introducing new strings such as carbon strings.

For the correspondence between model numbers and product names, please click here.

Information about the new strings:

The following are my thoughts on the article.

Hanabach.

This is Hannabach, an old-fashioned string manufacturer with 150 years of history.

Please refer to the following articles for model numbers and product summaries

The following is a review of each product.

Augustine

It is the originator of the well-known nylon string.

Click here for product summary:

Review here:

Recently, we finally released fluorocarbon strings.

Here’s my impressions after I put it up.

Lavella.

It’s not very popular in Japan, but it’s actually a very long-established string manufacturer.

I tried it because it seems to have recently started to be officially handled in Japan.

The following is a summary of the string lineup we have released.

The following is a review of each string.

cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)

This is Dougal, an Italian string manufacturer that is quite famous for mandolins and violins.Unique strings that are different from other manufacturers They produce a wide variety of strings. The Maestrale in particular is a good one to try once for a story.

Here’s the lineup.

Here are my impressions:

aquila

An Italian string manufacturer. They are famous for their ukulele strings, but they also produce a variety of classical guitar strings.

First, a summary.

You can listen to the sound of each string here:

Here is the review:.

Optima

This is Optima, a famous German string manufacturer for mandolins.Carbon strings are cheap. They are the most popular in the world.

Click here for a summary of the strings:

Review here:

Royal Classics

This is a string manufacturer in Spain, the home of the classical guitar.

Click here to review:

Hermann Hauser

These are the strings that Hermann Hauser, who comes from a family of master guitar makers, puts on his instruments when they are shipped.

It was released in Japan by Kurosawa Musical Instruments in 2021.

Review here:.

Knobloch (Knobloch)

This Spanish string manufacturer is not well known in Japan, but is highly regarded overseas.

Review here:

Yamaha

This is a major musical instrument manufacturer that Japan is proud of. They also sell strings for classical guitars.

Click here for individual string reviews.

Bernabe

Bernabe, a renowned maker of fine classical guitars, sells strings. The strings are also high-end, but of high quality.

Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez, probably the best-known classical guitar brand in the world, also sells strings. They have an old-fashioned sound that is very appealing.

Pepe Romero strings

Pepe Romero’s son, Pepe Romero Jr, is a guitar maker and sells strings under his brand.

Cecilia.

There are rumors that it is an American manufacturer, and that it is actually outsourced to Dougal’s. It is a mysterious manufacturer with the Chinese character for “string” written on it. The strings have been around for a long time and have many fans.

Aranjuez.

Aranjuez is another old-fashioned string manufacturer. They are not so easy to find anymore.

Click here to see the list of strings we manufacture:

Review here:

Luthier

Luciere is famous for its flamenco guitar strings.

Oasis

These are strings from Oasis, a company famous for its humidity control products for guitars.

Click here for a list of strings we manufacture.

Review here:.

FOEHN

These are classical guitar strings from an online music store in Japan, and they are inexpensive, sometimes selling for around 300 yen per set.

PLAYTECH

This is an original brand of Sound House, a famous online retailer of musical instruments. These are the strings that you should not buy just because they are cheap.

Classical guitar strings with rare ball ends

There are actually classical guitar strings with ball ends. They can also be used for regular classical guitar.

Strings to be evaluated in the future

Here are some strings that I have already purchased/obtained but have not yet evaluated. Requests and donations are welcome.

Other topics related to strings

This is not a review about a specific string, but an article about a topic about strings.

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