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    The purpose of classical guitar strings

    Acoustic guitars are common and one of the most popular types of guitars. There are three categories of modern acoustic guitars depending on their strings which includes steel string, nylon string (classical guitar) and arch top or jazz guitar.
    Classical guitar strings are made of materials such as nylon, fluorocarbon, and other synthetics, and mostly used for producing classical or flamenco music. Traditionally these guitars were made from gut and silk materials, but modern classical guitars have bass strings with a threaded or solid core which is covered with coils of nylon and various metals. The sound projected from classical guitar strings differs considerably and depends upon the materials and the manufacturing techniques used.
    The three treble strings of a classical guitar are made from a single nylon filament, whereas the remaining three bass strings are made of a core of fine nylon threadlike filaments twisted with silver-plated copper or bronze wire.

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    Oh, cīmon, cut the BS, all you want is to sell strings.

    FWIW Malwarebytes tells me NOT to click on your link so I wonīt even try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J M Fahey View Post
    Oh, cīmon, cut the BS, all you want is to sell strings.

    FWIW Malwarebytes tells me NOT to click on your link so I wonīt even try.
    No matter Juan, it's a bot. If you press on the hyperlink you'll probably get an extensive catalog of cheap football jerseys.

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    I reported this last night... bot or not, still spam.

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    I found the post slightly informative.

    Although it should have been posted in the Marketplace.

    Note: Guitarphilia is an actual web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    If you press on the hyperlink you'll probably get an extensive catalog of cheap football jerseys.
    Close.
    You'll get an extensive catalog of "You Can Never Have Too Many Guitars" tee shirts.
    And guitar charm ankle bracelets.

    Being a curious cat, I Googled the company name. They appear to be a semi-legitimate company that sells "music accessories". Their website's "Shipping Policies" page warns to expect "2 to 6 weeks or more" delivery time because products are shipped from around the world. In other words, the stuff is probably drop-shipped from eBay or Alibaba. I actually skimmed their product offerings and bought a few things - for about 1/4 the price on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    Close. You'll get an extensive catalog of "You Can Never Have Too Many Guitars" tee shirts. And guitar charm ankle bracelets.

    Being a curious cat, I Googled the company name. They appear to be a semi-legitimate company that sells "Music accessories". Their website's "Shipping Policies" page warns to expect "2 to 6 weeks or more" delivery time because products are shipped from around the world. In other words, the stuff is probably drop-shipped from eBay or Alibaba. I actually skimmed their product offerings and bought a few things - for about 1/4 the price on eBay.

    -rb
    Good luck with that rjb. Chinese guitar strings suck. Whether they're sold in their own packaging, or in counterfeit copies of trusted brands. (There was a rash of dodgy China made crap strings sold in copies of D'Addario packaging a few years ago. They may still be doing that much to the dismay of D'Add and their customers.) For classical/nylon I'll stick with good ol' reliable Savarez brand. I like the set that has a wound G not plain, despite what our new "expert" says. Get 'em from Just Strings in New Hampster, USA.

    If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    Good luck with that rjb. Chinese guitar strings suck.
    Who said I bought strings? I bought a few silly things, all for a buck or so. A "string scrubber" that wipes the tops and bottoms of all 6 strings in one swipe; a "spider capo" that depresses individual strings; a shot shaker "maraca ring" (Bo Diddly Beat ain't BDB without straight eighths to syncopate against). And (ho hum) a set of neck radius gauges.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    I like the set that has a wound G not plain, despite what our new "expert" says.
    I didn't know there was a new resident expert. Does that mean I have to relinquish my self-appointed title "Acoustic Guitar Guru Man"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    Who said I bought strings?
    Looks like strings is what they was sellin', given the spiel.

    I didn't know there was a new resident expert. Does that mean I have to relinquish my self-appointed title "Acoustic Guitar Guru Man"?
    Not at all. The salesman's spiel has some inaccuracies, but so what. That's what salesmen do. When did you ever see strings made of teflon (fluorocarbon). Covered with, maybe. No matter, enjoy your purchases. It'll be like Christmas in June.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
    No matter, enjoy your purchases. It'll be like Christmas in June.
    Just to be clear, I bought directly from Chinese eBay vendors- not through Spamophilia.

    For the cheap no-name widgets and doo-dads I've purchased so far (including the same MEMS microphone breakout board sold by Sparkfun and some amplifier modules that cost less than the individual components) I've generally not been disappointed. And yes, it is a bit like Christmas when when those little packages finally arrive, literally via slow boat from China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    Just to be clear, I bought directly from Chinese eBay vendors- not through Spamophilia.
    That is more clear. From post #6 I wasn't sure if you got them from the link for 1/4 of the price they cost on ebay, or if you got them on ebay for 1/4 the price of the linked site prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1 View Post
    That is more clear. From post #6 I wasn't sure if you got them from the link for 1/4 of the price they cost on ebay, or if you got them on ebay for 1/4 the price of the linked site prices.
    I see what you mean. That last sentence is pretty ambiguous. But gimme a break. I never learned grammar in grammar school. Had to pick it up on the street. In New Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    But gimme a break. I never learned grammar in grammar school. Had to pick it up on the street. In New Jersey.

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    Yeah, I kind of got that idea from your profile location.

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