obviously certain people can afford Hannabach strings. I wish I could..I think, unless you are playing concerts where tip-top sound is a prerequisite, why spend so much $ on strings ? But, again, if you are at such a financial level where $25 strings v $9 strings makes no diff in your life style, then why not !.. What is it about Hannabachs ? Do they really sound better than say, Savarez or Augustine of the same tension ? Or, is it their durability; that they last longer ? How are they made that they'r so costly ? Might power of suggestion be playing a roll in all this ? Or, are they really, unquestionably, way different than the other, half as expensive, makes ? Thanks, Mark
Well, I cite the brand as an example, not necessarily touting them, though!. I tried *many* brands of strings for my current guitar, and in fact avoided these for a long time because I was afraid I'd love them, and at that price! But they do give me the sound I'm looking for on this guitar. Strings do make a difference, but it's all very much personal taste. They'd be way too dark on my other guitar, and the Saravez I use on that one are too bright for my current one to my very biased ear
Yes, to *me* they do sound better. My teacher concurs, but he hears my guitar more than anyone. It's not power of suggestion but it IS highly subjective, definitely! So if you played my instrument you might well prefer another brand, and very justifiably so.
I've no idea about HB's manufacturing process, though, others may. They do make lower vs. higher-cost strings, and the label I use are by far not the most costly, and I draw the line there personally. I just read what people loved and hated about them, and tried 'em. I was actually surprised to like them that much.
They do have excellent intonation and they last a good long time (again, for me). I change them a bit less often than I have other brands. What can I say? It's all just our ears.