Another Test: Aquila Alabastro 19C
on a "flamenca blanca" guitar (cypress & spruce), 650mm. Previous set: La Bella 900-B
These strings have pleasantly surprised me. Definitely, they are different... And at the same time, they have a feel very similar to rectified nylon, simply better (without unwanted noises).
The strings fit quickly: Shortly after putting them on, and my guitar was already shining. They produce a beautiful clear and bright sound, in no case overbright. The dynamic response is fine and the set is very well balanced.
So, I'm really enjoying the Aquila Alabastro
set; these are excellent and totally recommended strings, and they have a lot of personality. Compared to the previous set (La Bella 900-B
), well ... The guitar shines much more with the Alabastro
strings - in fact, the 900-B
set is too dull for me -.
... But, even more than these strings I like the Hannabach 825mt.
** UPDATE of the Hannabach 825MT "Pure Gold"
After the first few days, the sound of the strings has settled on the guitar even more. I've been making some recordings and the result is excellent.
There has been no appreciable loss in string quality until about the month (basically, they begin to lose a bit of the warmth in bass notes) and I've been playing a daily minimum of two hours of flamenco, which is a style that deteriorates the strings a lot. The loss is smooth and progresses very discreetly, so the strings will reach two months of durability well, which is what I consider suitable for quality - and expensive - strings.
I have to try more sets of Hannabach, but as I am recording and these strings are giving me such a good result, I will repeat with the same set for now.