We're in Ben Lomond, actually, please feel free to visit, Jeffrey.
All our our guitars are strung w D'Addario rj-46, high tension, to have a kind of 'control' against which we can evaluate each guitar. D'Addario rj-46 are available everywhere, are as consistent as possible and low priced, so if the player likes them, it's a nice economical place to start from. The other reason for high tension is to help break in the top. There is no need for high tension. We recommend players use the strings they like best.
Hill Guitar Company
Ben Lomond, CA 95005