hesson11 wrote:I have a Performance 630 cedar and, so far, have found Savarez 540R strings to suit my taste best. To me, that is a rather dark sounding guitar with a bit of a blunted attack, and I like the brightness and clarity that the Savarez strings offer. The Oasis Carbons come close, but the Savarez do a little better, to my ears. I've tried a few true nylon sets, and they just seem to darken and blunt the guitar's sound more, which is not to my own particular liking. Right now I'm trying Aquila Alabastros, but the jury is still out as they are still settling in, but they seem promising. I absolutely love those on my Hill Master Series Rodriguez. One thing for sure, the Aquilas on the Performance 630 turn what is a very loud guitar into an absolute cannon.
P.S. If you care to comment, I wouldn't mind knowing how your Performance 630 compares to your G.V. Rubio.
Thank you for your information. I'm very interested in your test on Aquila. It's feedback is highly expected...
My Juan Hernandez Torres 640 is very good for Savarez 540R which is recommended by Juan. Also very good for La Bella 2001 medium tension and D'Addario EXP45. It is just so so for Augustine Imperial Red and Savarez 500CJ.
I play G.V. Rubio more often by using D'Addario EJ46. Especially for exercises. It's first string is brighter than Performance 630 by using same strings D'Addario EJ46. 630 sound is more soft.
My double top 630 is totally different from my traditional 635 in sound.
By using same strings such as D'Addario EJ46, 630 is better than 635 to play "Dream in the Forest" because of shorter scale, maple back and sides, and double top.
When you compare guitars, you have to consider its strings, its bracing(fang or lattice), its top structure, its repertoire played. I feel we have to just make best use of individual guitar.
German V. Rubio Concert, Spruce/MP
Otto Vowinkel Concert, Cedar/BRW
Kenny Hiil Performance, Double Top/MP
Juan Hernandez Torres, Spruce/IRW