Just purchased a new Ibanez classical guitar (GA-15 1/2 size, 530mm scale). It is very comfortable to hold and play, the neck feels good, fretting is easy, and the tone is very nice to my ear. I especially like the feel and balanced tone of the strings that came with the guitar. When it comes time to change the strings, I would like to use the same brand and type if possible. The only clue as to what exactly is installed on the guitar is a tag that says “This instrument is strung with SAVAREZ strings”. No mention of which particular type.
I contacted Ibanez, Hoshino and zZounds for more detail but all they could come up with was “Savarez Nylon” or “Savarez High-Tension”.
Well, Savarez website offers many varieties and at least ten different HIGH TENSION products: (500AJ 500C 510AJ 510AJH 510CJ 510CJH 510MJ 520J 540J 570CS).
So I still have no idea what exactly is installed on the guitar. Does anyone know where I could find more detail? Is there any way I can tell by physically examining the strings?