I was listening to glassy's new Barrios transcription (viewtopic.php?f=117&t=116309) and went off on a tangent.
Many articles about Barrios mention that he used steel strings. I suppose it would be more accurate just to say "metal" strings. It was of course in the pre-nylon days. What were the 1920's "new fangled steel strings " like? Similar to the modern day Dr Thomastik strings?
I have never investigated the history of strings so I am completely ignorant in that respect. The strings must have been lower tension than what we find on modern "steel string" guitars.
Can anyone fill in the details about early "steel strings" on guitars of the Barrios Era?
p.s. My "tangent" also found this book review. https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/08/rea ... n-barrios/ The author (Nicola Barker) of the book advises listening to Barrios while reading the book.