Augustine Classical Guitar Strings
There is perhaps no more impressive history in guitar and string craftsmanship than that of Augustine classical guitar strings. Danish luthier Albert Augustine emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s to pursue his art. He was originally a guitar maker with only a limited amount of experimentation with strings. However, a chance encounter with the legendary guitarist Segovia would turn him into a string maker, and Augustine classical guitar strings would be born. Segovia had been trying out the new nylon strings which had recently replaced the traditional gut variety, but he was not satisfied with the sound. The two were introduced in 1946. As fate would have it, members of the Dupont family, who had originally made the nylon strings, could not dedicate the time necessary to perfect them. Augustine stepped in, and his specially treated nylon was a tremendous hit with Segovia and other professional guitarists. Augustine continued his work with the wound bass strings, developing a series of first-class classical strings that are widely hailed by guitarists around the world as among the best. The packages you see here combine your choice of treble strings with your choice of bass strings. There are 3 different gauges of trebles and 4 different bass string varieties, for a total of 12 combinations. The Classic Trebles, the lightest gauge, are the original guitar strings designed by Albert Augustine. Their Imperial Trebles are made with a unique polymer material that produces a projecting, brilliant sound with clear tones. These strings are of a medium gauge which gives easier action than the Regal. The Regal Trebles, also composed of the special polymer, is the heaviest gauge. The Blue Bass is the thickest of their copper wound bass strings. Red Basses are medium gauge copper wound strings, and Black Basses are the lightest. The Gold Bass strings are made from gold plated classic nylon. Though not specifically designed for this purpose, this is the preferred string of flamenco players. As far as string tension is concerned, the Classic Treble nylon has the least, and the Regal has the most. It should be noted that each string's sound, regardless of the tension, will vary between different instruments.