Product Reviews for Savarez Classical Corum High Tension Set, .029 - .043, Blue Card, Cristal Treble/Corum Silver Wound Bass, 500CJ
Savarez Classical Corum High Tension Set, .029 - .043, Blue Card, Cristal Treble/Corum Silver Wound Bass, 500CJMonsSeptember 6, 2011I'm uncertain how useful it is to rate strings. Most strings from most name brands are of good (and comparable) quality. What determines your choice of strings is, I feel, mostly personal preference and what works well with the particular instrument(s) you own. The main problem with classical guitar strings, of course, is the intonation. I tried the Savarez Corum New Cristal 500CJ set after I found out a guitarist I admire uses them. My hope was that the intonation would be better and more consistent than the ones I have been using. I was disappointed in this. I ordered three sets to be on the safe side, and had to use strings from all of them in order to make up a complete set with just reasonable intonation. The sound quality was excellent, but not quite to my taste. Since the intonation was no better, and perhaps worse, than what I was using before, I have therefore gone back to the old ones (the Savarez 540J set). I have yet to find a brand, or set, with consistently good intonation. This is particularly true of the treble strings. Has anyone found such a set, or do they just not exist? I am speaking as someone who has played for many years, although I'm mainly a steel string player.