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Savarez Strings

Complete sets are listed in the sections below. Individual strings can be found in the Single Strings section.
Savarez has been famous for Savarez Argentine Gypsy jazz strings for over 60 years. Savarez strings are available in many varieties for classical guitar, Gypsy jazz guitar, mandolin and mandola. These were and still are the very same strings used by Django Reinhardt. Argentine Savarez guitar strings are available in both standard and high tension as well as loop and ball end. 

Savarez Classical strings are among the best known in the world. The Savarez 500 Series classical guitar strings are available in nine different sets. They all feature Savarez Corum basses, which are extra flexible, but have the accurate response of traditional stiffer strings. They are also available with KF Alliance, Cristal or regular nylon trebles. Savarez 520 classical guitar strings are their most popular string. They feature traditional nylon trebles and rich, accurate sounding round wound basses. The 540 classical guitar strings have both Alliance basses and KF Alliance composite trebles. These Savarez strings have a quick attack, brilliant tone and good projection. Savarez 570 classical guitar strings feature Cristal trebles, which match well with the Red and Soliste basses. They are also available with polished basses, which reduce finger noise.

Savarez guitar strings have a long history. Savarez was founded in 1770 when the Savaresse family arrived in France from Italy. There, they made plain gut strings, rectified by hand. They also began experimenting with metal wound gut strings. These were the dominant methods of string making at the time. Over the next century, the Savaresse family developed a reputation for high quality guitar strings. By the late 19th century, Savarez had developed the use of silk and steel to construct guitar strings, as well as further developing the use of bronze and brass as a winding material. It was not until the 1930’s however, that Savarez introduced refinements that have since become industry standards in classical guitar string making.

Savarez is responsible for some of the first nylon strings for the guitar. They developed modern technological methods for calibrating consistent string diameter. These new methods allowed Savarez to create the most consistent classical and jazz guitar strings ever made. This consistency makes Savarez strings among the best strings in the business. It was also at this time that they developed the Savarez Argentine series of Gypsy jazz guitar strings. These were famously used by Django Rheinardt and were standard equipment on Maccaferri and Selmer guitars.

Since 1950, they have made even more technical advancements in the world of Savarez guitar strings. They were the first company to offer three (high, medium and low) tensions of classical guitar strings. They introduced rectified nylon treble strings. In the 1970’s Savarez Crystal strings were introduced; they are the most precisely made non-rectified nylon string available. In the 1990’s Savarez Alliance were introduced, one of the first classical strings made with composite fiber instead of nylon. Shortly after this, Savarez Corum were introduced, a wonderfully flexible string. In 2000 Savarez Red Card and Savarez Blue Card classical guitar strings were introduced.

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