pasigenyo wrote:. . . Perhaps give it a few more years and it will finally sound better, but for now, relying on what strings to use just to produce a good sound is pretty much a red flag to potential owners that there are better guitars out there.
My impression from this thread is that the search is for which strings generally sound BEST on the C10, not a search for which strings are required to make it sound GOOD. I can't imagine this guitar sounding bad with even the crappiest of strings, whatever those are.
I went with the medium-tension Hannabachs for my first string change (8 weeks from purchase), and to be honest, haven't found much of a difference in sound, except perhaps for the basses being less pronounced. It's only been two days, so we'll see. They are certainly good enough, but I find them to be of a lower tension than I had anticipated, based on comments above. I'm predicting I will show a preference for higher tension strings on my "re-start" of guitar - such an excellent tactile experience, this instrument.