Hello all! I recently got a 1993 Ramirez R3 for Christmas, and it really seems to be a well balanced and excellent sounding guitar.
It had been untouched for most of its life - the sound hasn't even really opened up fully yet, and because of this it had strings that were very old. Naturally, I wanted to replace them, and conveniently, I found a set of new Augustine Reds in the case. I say new, but I really mean unused. They must have been around 15 years old.
I rushed to put them on, and they seemed quite stiff and were missing the D string, so I took them off and just bought some D'addarios to use for the time being.
Could that old pair of Augustines have damaged my guitar? They seemed quite stiff. Am I just being paranoid?
Also, I want to put high tension strings on my guitar because those are what I normally use. Should I be worried about those hurting my guitar? I know I'm most likely being paranoid but I think it's safer to ask than to worry.