La Bella 830 Folksinger

Strings For Classical Guitar

  • With ball end
  • Used by Willie Nelson
  • Treble strings: Black nylon
  • Bass strings: Silver plated
  • Made in USA

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Tension Medium Tension

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Folky nylons string

Dieter J., 01.09.2016
The La Bella Folksinger can of course also be reared on a steelstring, as can be read in another review. However, it has been conceived for a concert guitar or the like. What makes them different from conventional nylon strings? 1. Ballends, on the bass strings are brass nipples, as we know them from steel strings, on the (sharp) treble strings are welded ballends of plastic. 2. Reinforcement of the Bassaite from non-ferrous metal. The nylon core is thin, the basses have a relatively slightly higher metal content.
The string tension is still in the middle range. I have raised the strings to a Spanish concert guitar (full-mass, quality for advanced players) This guitar comes with the strings very well. The set is generally thin, that creates a sense of need for the fingertips.
You'll pay attention to the fact that these strings actually give the nylonstring guitar a different sound that can be called folky. If you would like to play Jazz Manouche on the concert guitar, you could discover new possibilities with this string. Willie Nelson, who is the godfather of this string, is not necessarily the typical country & western guitarist, he himself is one of Django Reinhardt's models.
Conclusion: Recorded at a record speed, the string needs to maintain the tuning reliably, even as long as a normal string. Unusual but precise sound. Unusual handling, the stop has to be adapted to the string. A worthwhile attempt, everyone will decide for themselves whether he will stay with him. I will do something about the durability in the future.
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Why not !

15.06.2016
Due to a problem of nerves I needed ropes with a weak tie, hence my choice.
My mistake is to have believed that these strings were adaptable on a folk guitar (as shown).
It may be possible but it depends on the guitar, mine, an Epiphone el 00 pro (thin case), is not at all adapted.
Especially on the gbe, with a big difference in volume. But good in one of my group I do only solo so to prioriti ca should go anyway.
So, information to be taken before purchase, (not expensive), on forum to not be, eventually disappointed.
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