The A string snapped yesterday, not sure if related to the long travel distance from Toronto back home in the minus 20 deg C weather (it was in its case with a newly replenished humidifier). So after my initial response to Jon, I had a chance to replace with new strings. Local Long McQuade does not have a lot of selections for classical strings, Steve's Music however has that Augustine Imperial Blue (hard tension), which is actually recommended by Sakurai-san himself -as I heard.
The new strings do breath new life into this '76 guitar, bass is more pronounced and trebles chiming -a tad too bright, and I am a happy (Sakurai) camper!
Given the empty sound hole when changing strings, I took a couple photos with my cell phone, just for fun of it !
Have a happy new guitar day!
rinneby wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:36 pm
dta721 wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 pm
As a new proud owner of a 1976 Sakurai No. 5 since 27 Dec 17, I am very pleased with the sweet and balanced sound across the audio spectrum, and kind of looking for info on strings that may enhance the bass. Your feedback on the Dogal Diamante Strong is particularly useful. The Sakurai has the expected action 4/3 mm, yet perhaps due to the longer scale, one 1 cm longer, I think a lower tension strings would make it more playable/enjoyable.
Many thanks to Martin and Jon, who helped provide info on the Sakurai with their wealth of knowledge and experience with these guitars!
Congratulations! What strings do you use now? Savarez Cantiga Creation 510MR works great with the Kohno's and Sakurai's that I've tried. If you want even less tension La Bella 2001 Medium, or even low?! should be e good fit.
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