strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
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Roaster42
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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Roaster42 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:49 am

joachim33 wrote:I assume you know this, but if not: this is not a good way to attach strings. Once you change them have a look on the web. There are many videos and pages explaining better or even poorer ways.

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the guitar for a long time.

I do.
However, an 18 year old left handed School of the Arts student trying to sell an instrument having it restrung for the sale, I give her a pass.
I did wonder though, that with all the guitar students there she couldn't have gotten one of them...sigh
I am interested in the arguments for and against certain amounts of wraps for the E-A-D strings.
I always used a single wrap and switched to 3 wraps for the G-B-E due to the potential slippage and trying to obviate a problem.

I am enjoying it, has a wonderful tone and surprisingly after living in a college freshman's dorm room for a year, still has that fabulous Cedar aroma to it.
Projects nicely, moreso than I had anticipated.
Coffee Roasting is like classical guitar, part technique, part art.
Without both the end result works, but never reaches what it could be.

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Torrescaster » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:47 pm

Old(er) thread, but since I'm in the same boat, I'll put in my two cents:

I actually just put a set of the Pro-Arte EJ25B composite flamenco strings on my new (to me) C7. I did this purely for cosmetics. . .thought the black treble strings would visually go well with the black tuner capstans. They do. But "incidentally" I was actually surprised by how good the strings sounded. Nice and clear with deep bass and good separation. Way better than what was on there when I got the guitar (which were whatever Corboda puts on its new instruments). Don't have experience with different other strings on this, but these definitely exceeded my expectations.

IMO this guitar punches above its price class. Its made in China, but at least on mine, the fretwork was good, setup good, tuners decent, bone saddle and nut, a solid spruce top and nice-looking rosewood. Neck profile is nice and thin too. For $200 you "stole" it.

BTW, watch out for that grey backpack gig bag case. It will protect the guitar from scuffs, but not much else. If you are going to travel with this, I'd suggest a hard case.

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Phild » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm

I too have recently obtained a C7 and would like to know if the recommendation regarding the use of " Savarez Corum, regular tension and La Bella Rectified Nylon, low tension made by Ramon has turned out to be a winner? If there are other thoughts, please let me know.
Thanks for the response(s).

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:09 pm

Phild wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm
I too have recently obtained a C7 and would like to know if the recommendation regarding the use of " Savarez Corum, regular tension and La Bella Rectified Nylon, low tension made by Ramon has turned out to be a winner? If there are other thoughts, please let me know.
Thanks for the response(s).
Ramirez medium tension with carbon G sounds great on mine. And, as far as cheaper strings go, the henSe 500 MT set works well.

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Phild » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Thanks!

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:31 pm

Well, which strings did you end up trying? What are your impressions?

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:32 pm

Phild wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm
I too have recently obtained a C7 and would like to know if the recommendation regarding the use of " Savarez Corum, regular tension and La Bella Rectified Nylon, low tension made by Ramon has turned out to be a winner? If there are other thoughts, please let me know.
Thanks for the response(s).
See above post.

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by mannybu » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:22 am

Having the bridge of my C7 reattached, and the technician will install D'Addario ProArte extended life to get things rolling. Very curious about Ramon's recommendations, and will follow up on that next string change.

While considering whether to repair or not the C7, decided to buy used Cordoba 45MR, expected to arrive tomorrow. Which strings are recommended for that model?

The quality of the info in this forum is outstanding. Thanks to all for your contribution!

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:54 am

mannybu wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:22 am
Having the bridge of my C7 reattached, and the technician will install D'Addario ProArte extended life to get things rolling. Very curious about Ramon's recommendations, and will follow up on that next string change.

While considering whether to repair or not the C7, decided to buy used Cordoba 45MR, expected to arrive tomorrow. Which strings are recommended for that model?

The quality of the info in this forum is outstanding. Thanks to all for your contribution!
As you have a new, previously used 45MR, we don’t know what strings it may actually have on it already. I would recommend that you try a couple of different sets, both in medium tension.

D’Addario EJ45 Pro Arte and/or Royal Classics RL50 Recital strings. Neither set is too expensive, between $9.00 and $11.00, depending where you get them. There are some sets that are cheaper,and a lot that are more expensive than these two sets.

They are both clear sounding sets. The Royal classics are a little bit thicker strings than the D’Addario, but the trebles feel a little more pliable. Reserve judgement on the sound until the strings have settled. Both sets are nylon.

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Ryan_G » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:40 pm

I am new to CG and have a C7. First thing I did was to restring with EJ 45's. While I think it sounds fine I am also curious the effect other string choices would have. Various sound clips have directed me to the Hannabach 725 MHT. To my ears they sound best. However, I'm uncertain of the guitar they were on and the effect that has vs my C7. Plus they are quite expensive and have mixed reviews.

My thought is switching to EJ44 or EJ46 next string change to see the difference. Looking at the tension differences the Pro Arte are 85, 89, 91lbs respectively from EJ45, 46, 44. The Savarez strings Cordoba uses from factory seem to be around 98lbs. This leaves me a "mixed bag" of questions about what to pick as my next choice of string. Plus the fact it takes awhile for nylon strings to settle in can lead to quite a lengthy venture. If anyone has been down this road with a C7 I sure would like to know what the results were?

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Re: strings recommendation for cordoba c7 guitar cedar

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:56 am

I just got a new C5 for my daughter. It is made out of laminates like my old C7, and both have cedar tops. I would recommend, if you don’t want to try multiple different brands, is that you try medium tension Ramirez with carbon G. They are about 20 bucks a set from Strings by Mail. They are about 87 lbs of tension. If those are too expensive for you, try Royal Classic RL50 Recital strings. They are about 89lbs of tension, and are about 11 dollars. The RC strings are a little clearer in the trebles, and the Ramirez is a little more warm. Don’t make any judgements about he sound until they have been on for about a week.

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