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La Bella Classical Guitar 2001 Classical Medium Hard Tension, 2001-MHT

La Bella Classical Guitar 2001 Classical Medium Hard Tension, 2001-MHT
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By Oscar
labella medium hard tension strings
March 1, 2012
I have been playing classical guitar for a while, and I recently purchased a Alhambra 5p cedar top classical guitar. I must say I bought these strings and set them up on my guitar, and the sound and sweetness of these strings is simply a joy to hear. I trust La Bella strings and strongly recommend these awesome strings.
By Chris R.
La Bella 2001 Series
April 6, 2011
I have been a professional guitarist for over 30 years. Most of my gigs are solo classical/jazz. I've used the D'Addario EJ45's for as long as I can remember. Recently I picked up a set of the La Bella Medium Hard 2001 series, after reading some rave reviews on the web. All I can say is "Wow"! These strings sound like a much heavier tension, but still retain the suppleness and ease of vibrato I've had with the D'Addarios. But there's more: they broke in more quickly, intonate better, and STAY in tune better than anything I've tried. The trebles have a nice glassy, punchy feel and sound that matches up really nicely with the silver-plated basses. They even feel smoother when tuning, which I don't quite understand. The overall projection and balance is very musical and consistent across the range of the instrument. - Well worth the couple extra bucks!
By Paul H.
La Bella Classical Guitar 2001 Classical Medium Hard Tension
September 8, 2010
Way easier on the fingers than the D'Addario Hard Tension I tried first on the new (to me) classical guitar I bought last spring. Way easier on the ears, too. Allowed more nuance, more warmth. Had 'em on for a month and they stay in tune, too. Excellent value.
By Ross W.
La Bella Classical 2001-MHT
July 24, 2010
I don't play a lot of nylon string guitar, but I recently bought an Orpheus Valley Fiesta mainly for Bossa Nova style. I put some Savarez strings on it, but wasn't happy with their sound. I replaced them with the La Bellas, and was immediately satisfied with their warmer, more complex tone. They sound "softer", but more musical, and are also nicer to the touch.
By David M.
Rating this item
March 31, 2010
I'm used to using DAddario normal tension, J45. But I find that I have to use a higher tension La Bella strings to get the same results as i get from the D'Addario. Also, I find I don't get the same brutal attack from the Bellas, that I get with the D'Addarios. The only La Bellas I really like are the Antique Gut strings. The Basses are good too, of course they are hard tension. Basically I will stick with D'Addario, except for the Bella gut strings for my personal guitar. Why gut strings? I like the old sound of the 1930s Flamenco guitars.......David Macias
By Robert
LaBella 2001 Medium Hard Classical
December 16, 2009
Great strings. Capable of great subtlety and nuance--also easy to create vast array of tones from rich and mellow to crystalline bright. Easy to play because tension lower than most brands at 79.97 lbs. The last a long time.
By Paul D.
La Bella 2001 Classical M Hard Tension
August 14, 2009
I play jazz , classical , brazillian etc, on nylon string guitar for gigs and recording. The La Bella 2001 strings are my favourite for sound, playability (some of my older instruments can be tempermental) and consistency . They sound good for a long time (about a year) and work well in many different situations.






1st E

Clear Nylon



2nd B

Clear Nylon



3rd G

Clear Nylon



4th D

Wound Silver on Nylon Filament



5th A

Wound Silver on Nylon Filament



6th E

Wound Silver on Nylon Filament




"La Bella's newest string series - premium quality nylon and wound strings for both classical and flamenco guitars."

2001 Series Classical Guitar Strings


"The 2001 Series Classical Guitar Strings are the product of years of intense research and development. During the formulation of the 2001 Series, prototypes were tested worldwide by fine performing artists and teachers. These guitarists expressed a need for classical guitar strings with a greater response, clarity and sustaining power. To meet this demand, La Bella redesigned both the treble and bass strings according to new specifications.

For this new product line company president, Richard Mari Cocco, developed a new synthetic monofilament nylon for the treble strings. Seeking new substances for creating superior strings he would not settle for the materials offered by the allied industries. Instead, Mr. Cocco formulated an innovative material called Nylon 202. Its development coalesced only after months of collaboration with engineers specializing in polymers.

Nylon 202 strings have a superior sensitivity to the touch. They are extruded as a monofilament that will not fray. Strings made with the multifilament properties of carbon fiber can unravel causing finger lacerations. Our new treble strings produce a greater aural transparency and are capable of extraordinary sound projection.

The new design for the bass strings equals the achievements of the high density Nylon 202 trebles. This construction improved the ratio of wire exterior wound wrapping to the nylon filament core. Different from the composition of other strings, these basses produce a clearer and more sustaining tone. The 2001 Series' unique string design surpasses all other classical guitar sets with their exceptional memory for pitch and consistent sound production.

2001 Medium Hard Tension strings are the overwhelming choice preferred by many world famous guitarists and luthiers. They provide all the power and punch one would expect from a much higher tension string. This set has no equal regarding their brilliant sound and wide palette of tonal colors.

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