Aranjuez Strings

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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.

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Re: Aranjuez Strings

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

I have tried the basses, and found them dreadful.

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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.


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Re: Aranjuez Strings

Postby try » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:39 pm

very good!

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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....

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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 ;)

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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

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