Introduction from Australia


Introduction from Australia

Post by SteveKM » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:08 am

Hey from the Northern Rivers area in Australia.
I have joined this forum to better understand the guitar itself and play the thing. I have had guitar lessons in the past but haven't until now had the will and patience to preserve. I am now 4 months into my current (and lasting ) learning phase and enjoying the experience immensely. I am relying on 'Guitar for Dummies', the internet and friends that have been playing for a long time. From early on (1960's) my musical taste has been predominately developed through listening to blues and soul albums. I think I only own only about 5-10 albums (CDs, Downloads) released after 1980. Perhaps I'm missing something, but I kinda take the 'falling tree in the forest' philosophy. The guitar I have at present is a CERVANTES Concierto
(Consideradamente Construccio (Clase 500 Japon 1979), it was bought for one of the children and has been languishing in the hall cupboard for many a year. It was re-strung when pulled from the depths (3 wire/3 nylon) and it sounds OK, but I believe that I new strings are in order. If you are allowed to pose a question in an introductory post, could this guitar be re-strung with all wire strings?
Regards, Steve

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Re: Introduction from Australia

Post by Erik Zurcher » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:00 am

Hello Steve and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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Re: Introduction from Australia

Post by petermc61 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:38 am

Hi SteveKM

Welcome to the forum.

Do not fit steel strings on a classical guitar. They are a lot higher tension and will likely damage the instrument. The bass strings are wire wound over a former (typically a synthetic fibrous material) with nylon for the top three (treble) strings.

If you wish a sound which is a bit brighter you can safely try 'carbon' trebles (fluorocarbon).

Peter (Sydney)


Re: Introduction from Australia

Post by SteveKM » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:53 pm

Peter, Thanks for the quick reply. I need to re-string so will give your suggestion a try. Regards, Steve

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