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Savarez Acoustic Jazz Guitar Argentine Standard Tension Ball End, .010 - .045, 1610

Savarez Acoustic Jazz Guitar Argentine Standard Tension Ball End, .010 - .045, 1610
Manufacturer:
Savarez
Manufacturer Part #:
1610
SKU:
SAV_1610
Price:
$9.75

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By Albe
1610's
October 31, 2016
Excellent string for great gypsy sound, even on my old Gibson 1930's arch-top
By Uncle D.
Savarez 1610MF
January 13, 2015
I bought 6 sets of these strings about 2 years ago. I had a few sets of another brand around the house which I wanted to use first, so these strings sat in a desk drawer for probably a year. I doubt that was an issue, but for fairness, it should be mentioned.

When I was ready to restring my guitar with these, the wound G snapped near the tuner, but not exactly at the point where the tuner would grab it. It simply snapped from being flexed in a small radius, even before the tuner peg started putting tension on the string. I've never seen a string break like that. Just in case, I checked the edge of the hole in the tuner peg for burrs or sharp edges. It was fine. I opened another package, took out the wound G, and tried again to string my guitar. The exact same thing happened. Four strings broke with exactly the same failure mode. It appeared as though strings were just too brittle to wrap around the tuner peg. They simply couldn't be flexed into such a small radius.

None of them was kinked or scored. They were just too brittle and snapped. I'd never seen that before, and it made me wary. I still have the other two unopened sets, but I doubt I'll ever use them.

It was probably a manufacturing defect isolated to a small batch of the Savarez, but after blowing $45+ ($66, actually) without playing a note on them, I strung up some D'Addario EJ83L without a problem, and I like them. I'll probably just stick with them.
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