powderedtoastman wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:19 pm
That's looking great! I hope we'll get some kind of sound sample when it comes together!
You might look at Aquila nylgut strings. I'm quite happy with those on my current romantic guitar, and I plan to use them on the next one as well.
The Ambra 800 trebles seem actually more similar to gut than I thought they would be. At first I didn't like the scratchy texture (they are rectified) but I'm getting used to it. And the trebles last quite a long time. Also if I remember to pre-stretch them before I put them on, they actually settle into tune pretty quickly. I once took my guitar to open mic just a day after re-stringing, because I came home and found they were staying in tune well enough already!
I know the Aquila new Nylgut strings, the Albastro, they are really nice, but I have one problem: the 1st string takes long to settle, and once it is settled it is already all scratched by my nails
And honestly I think they sound very « nylon » , to my ears carbon is much more closer to gut (not surprising, fluorocarbon density is closer to gut than nylon). I never played guitar with gut, but I played viola da gamba for some years, sometimes in early music ensembles, so I have tasted it in some ways.
I tried also the romantic guitar strings - rectified - made by Aquila, on my little Lacoste copy. I knew they were very low tension, and indeed it was way too low for me and for that guitar, which is 630mm. So it is not an option for a 607mm stauffer....