Thanks for the complinent. I am still waiting for my specially orders strings. At the moment the 14-string is not strung because I cannot find a string long and thick enough. So far the 11th & 12th string sounds good to me. I think the longer and thicker string should make the 13th and 14th string sounds good. It's a 4 months wait for the strings.
The bigger the box, the better the bass, in general. A Torres-size has weaker basses than a full-size guitar in general, but of course the skill of the builder may be a bigger factor which would compensate for this generality. The length of the string is also a factor. Note that theorbo basses run 85 c or upwards. I think that the string length is a more important factor than the size of the box, but obviously don't build it on the small side.
At strings by mail they have "specialty singles" for brands Savarez, D'Addario, La Bella, both as individual strings and as 10-string sets. I have a .075" string for my F#1 at length 72 centimeters. Fattest I've seen was .080".
The strings that I ordered are custom made and they are 50 inches long. That is over 4 feet long.jack_cat wrote:You must be somewhere in orbit if it takes four months for you to receive a string order nowadays. Even where I am, it only takes about 6 weeks.