Moje wrote: ↑
Thu May 07, 2015 12:01 am
redactor wrote:By the way, as you have a very similar guitar, I'd be interested to know what kind of strings have you found work best?
Well mostly it'll depend on the type of strings you already prefer, but for the record Masaki Sakurai (who now makes Kohno guitars using Kohno's designs) recommends Augustine Blue Imperials which are a fairly high-tension string. I have a set on my Sakurai now and they're great, well suited to Kohnos with a strong sound and sweet highs. None of the intonation problems that used to plague Augustines.
If you like lower tension I'd recommend Dogal Diamante Strong
, they actually have the same tension as D'addario Pro Arte Normals but somehow have a very strong sound, great strings.
Congrats on the new guitar!
As a new proud owner of a 1976 Sakurai No. 5 since 27 Dec 17, I am very pleased with the sweet and balanced sound across the audio spectrum, and kind of looking for info on strings that may enhance the bass. Your feedback on the Dogal Diamante Strong is particularly useful. The Sakurai has the expected action 4/3 mm, yet perhaps due to the longer scale, one 1 cm longer, I think a lower tension strings would make it more playable/enjoyable.
Many thanks to Martin and Jon, who helped provide info on the Sakurai with their wealth of knowledge and experience with these guitars!