Aranjuez Strings

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
Leo
Posts: 300
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:45 am
Location: Bay Area, California

Aranjuez Strings

Postby Leo » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:10 am

Has anyone tried these strings? I have heard some good reviews about them at a different site and wonder if they are worth trying out. Strings by Mall has good prices on them too. I currently have several favorite string brands, but these sounded interesting.

Ramon Amira
Teacher
Posts: 2805
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:44 am
Location: New York City

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Ramon Amira » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:09 am

I have tried the basses, and found them dreadful.

Ramon
Classical and Flamenco guitar lessons via Skype worldwide - Classical and Flamenco guitars from Spain

R128

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby R128 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:19 pm

I've tried these, a few years ago now, and thought they were awful - never again.

Joe

try
Posts: 71
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby try » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:39 pm

very good!

User avatar
Jacek A. Rochacki
Posts: 1114
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:44 pm
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland, Europe.

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Jacek A. Rochacki » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:14 pm

Ha, the world is changing...I have been playing the Aranjuez strings manufactured by Juan Orozco after I acquired my Artesano from him in 1986, and it was a pleasure to play.
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Kenny Hill, model Madrid, 2002, No. 2019, Cedar/IRW. Scale 650 mm.

User avatar
zupfgeiger
Posts: 1518
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:12 pm
Location: Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby zupfgeiger » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:05 pm

Last Friday evening I changed strings on my new Andrea Tacchi guitar. A set of Aranjuez 300 mt, which sounds just gorgeous. Particularly the trebles (except g string which is always Knobloch carbon) are wonderful. They are clear and bright, but sweet and silky at the same time. These Aranjuez seem to somehow support or even reinforce the strong treble quality of the Enrique Garcia copy which Andrea built for me. But the basses are excellent as well. Articulate but quite boomy. Since I picked up the instrument in Florence mid September I have already tried out different treble brands like Hannabach 815, d'Addario, the new Ramirez and La Bella. Arnajuez made the top score so far.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started (Mark Twain)

Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004
Yamaha SLG200S, silent guitar

User avatar
Hotsoup
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Location: Bellingham, WA (USA)

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Hotsoup » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:57 pm

I'm a fan of Aranjuez now too, especially the trebles. I had the 300 set on my Hill guitar and enjoyed playing them. My only gripe was that the basses had a sort of raspy quality to the sound. I was able to overlook it though, because they still had good low end and the whole set played nicely together.

I recently tried the Suave 800 on my Ganz guitar. They had a sweet tone, but the basses were probably too low in tension because I would get buzzing on the D and A strings. Intonation was great and I was pleased enough by the tone that'll I'll be trying higher tension sets on that guitar.

I'm not sure why the trebles are colored in some sets.

Jeffrey Armbruster
Posts: 1038
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:16 am
Location: Berkeley, California

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:03 pm

I'm having trouble with buzzing on the Suave 800 as well. Very frustrating. D'addario and La Bella light gauge strings don't buzz on my guitar.
Paul Weaver spruce 2014
Takamine C132S

User avatar
rojarosguitar
Posts: 3627
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: near Freiburg, Germany

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby rojarosguitar » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:32 pm

I think, depending on the guitar, the can sound very sweet. The trebles are quite bright, which may be good or not so good, The bass strings are less focused than some others, but also this can be nice, depending on the guitar.

The only way to know is to try, especially if they are not so expensive where you can get them.
Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only ...

astro64
Posts: 385
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:43 pm
Location: American Southwest

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby astro64 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:47 pm

If I recall, the 300 set from Aranjuez is the medium tension version of the 800 set. I have only tried the 800 set and it is very good indeed. These are very colorful strings, basses are good too. I have not had buzzing issues.

Djibzs
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Djibzs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:26 pm

I am currently using the 300 set. Delightful (with a Delarue which is a "fast guitar"). This is a sound "without cheating" (good tone production, seems VERY natural, in the opposite of savarez for exemple, which adds a characteristic sound (I am not saying that it's bad, but the natural sound of your instrument is a bit changed)). The only problem is that these strings are extremely fragile and sensitive: sounds perfectly the 2d-3d day, and I have to change the set every 7-10 days because of the lack of clarity (practicing 4-6h/day).
For a smoother instrument, maybe try to get a harder set.
2016 spruce Renè Baarslag
2013 spruce Dominique Delarue (on sale)

Icarus11
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:13 am
Location: Bordeaux, France

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Icarus11 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:14 pm

I like the trebbles but Aranjuez is very strange for me, Indeed I have never seen such a bad coupling basses / trebles ... very dark basses and trebles very clear. I prefer use blue Corum with Aranjuez trebles 300 on my Paco Marin.

User avatar
petermc61
Posts: 5445
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:11 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby petermc61 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:49 pm

Icarus11 wrote:I like the trebbles but Aranjuez is very strange for me, Indeed I have never seen such a bad coupling basses / trebles ... very dark basses and trebles very clear. I prefer use blue Corum with Aranjuez trebles 300 on my Paco Marin.


Funny things, strings. I was just thinking how well I like the Aranjuez Suave as SET! I guess every guitar and every string combination is different....

astro64
Posts: 385
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:43 pm
Location: American Southwest

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby astro64 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

I also like the Suave 800 as a set. No complaints about the basses. I am also currently getting good vibes from the Pepe Romero classic nylon Labella set. Those basses seem quite alive as well, and the trebles warm yet clear so far. Next week, who knows ;)

Guero
Posts: 387
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:14 am
Location: Baltic Sea, Germany

Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby Guero » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:34 pm

The equation is:

R128 wrote:they were awful - never again.

+
try wrote:very good!

=
rojarosguitar wrote:The only way to know is to try


Return to “Classical Guitar Strings”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: astro64, CommonCrawl [Bot], pksmith11, zher4883 and 13 guests