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Savarez Classical Traditional Special High Tension Red Card E, B & G Plastic Wound, 520P1

Savarez Classical Traditional Special High Tension Red Card E, B & G Plastic Wound, 520P1
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20% Recommend this product (2 of 10 responses)
By Eric
Great strings
March 14, 2021
Though I ordered 4 sets of 520-P1 I received 4 sets of 520-P. So I put them on my guitar and they sound great. I think I will use the 520-P from now on. Thanks for getting them to me so quickly.
These are very bright sounding strings.That have a long life.
By Christopher W.
Seriuosly good strings.
December 11, 2020
I have used these strings for many years. The wound treble strings allow for superior clarity and tone when compared to the conventional nylon strings.

The wound treble also ensure great clarity at high speed playing far exceeding the capacities of the conventional nylon strings.

In have found the tone produced at softer and slower speeds also superior.

They also tune with greater precision than the conventional nylon strings.

The bass strings are excellent.

If you are a serious player of Classical, Spanish or Flamenco style guitar you should do your self a favor and try these wound treble sets.

I play on Condes Hermanos, Filipe Condes and Ramirez guitars and would not use any other guitar strings.

They are high value strings and worth the price.
By Dragon D.
Best nylon treble tone I've found
March 18, 2016
To start with; yes, these strings ARE inclined to produce more pronounced "string squeak" when you slide your fret hand up and down the fretboard. However, the reward is in the tone that these trebles produce which is the very best and most consistent I've encountered in any set of classical nylon strings. My experience with them is exclusively limited to my Kremona/Orpheus Valley Fiesta FC, a robustly-built, cedar topped classical, so keep that in mind as you read this review. I believe that every instrument (and player) needs to be uniquely matched to a set of strings, so your expectations should be mindful of that fact. Personally, I'd avoid using high tension strings entirely on any guitar that's lightly built.

In my case, I've tried unwound trebles from a number of string manufacturers and found them to be consistently disappointing -- primarily for the non-musical resonance that is sometimes produced by mono-filament nylon "G" and "B" strings. The stranded nylon core and plastic winding on these trebles has eliminated this irritating problem entirely. I now have a well balanced set of trebles to compliment the beautifully rich tone that Savarez 520-series bass strings have always produced.

I highly recommend that you try a set of Savarez 520P's or 520P1's at your earliest convenience.
By Brad S.
Savarez 520 PI
September 24, 2014
I just completed an extensive classical guitar string review with my family and friends. I used D'Addario EJ44Cs, Savarez 520PIs, and Thomastik-Infeld KR116s. I combined each brand of string into the basses and the trebles. I repeated the sound tests three times for the basses by rotating which string I used by brand. I repeated the test seven times for the trebles because the D'Addario set came with both a nylon and a carbon treble (I realise that I would need twenty four tests to truly test the D'Addario trebles, but as a trophy husband I only have so much time and patience available for this). No one chose a Thomastik-Infeld KR116 as their favourite bass or treble. The Savarez 520PIs were the favorite overall, however, the D'Addario EJ44C basses were selected more often than the Savarez 520PI basses.

In conclusion, in my test the D'Addario EJ44C basses and the Savarez 520PI trebles were the favorites. I just completed an order for D'Addario sets and separate Savarez 520PI trebles; I will not use the D'Addario trebles. I ordered the three plastic-wound types of g string available from Savarez. I will repeat my testing with those three when I receive them, although without head-to-head testing it will be more subjective.

In your own testing, remember that your guitar sounds different to a listener in front of the guitar than it sounds to you when playing.
By David M.
Saverez 520Pl strings
March 1, 2014
Tried many, some good alternatives for sure less pricey. But when I can afford it I stock up with several sets and get additional single D strings, they go first.
Yes they have a lot of initial string noise but extra string lube of your choice will diminish that, and a slight coat of Vaseline on finger tips helps too. I have an old off the wall Takamine C132S and it makes it sound the best.
By James P.
Savarez Classical High Tension 520P1
August 4, 2011
I've used Savarez 520P3 for decades and thought them unmatched (see review there) until I bought the P1s. Utterly amazing - the most powerful, sweet strings, full-bodied with equal temperament from bottom to top with a strong high end that makes others just sound and play wimpy.

The upper wound strings may not be for everyone due to added lazy finger gliss sizzle, but these are strings that not only make you sound better, they make you play better. Simply the best I've played.
By mike
savarez strings
February 21, 2011
Great sound and feel, more like traditional tone than modern tone.
By Paul
June 30, 2010
Plus: Consistant tone, no plastic string sound when new. Delightfully melodic on long runs of notes.

Minus: sting noise, like the lower wounds, but they force you to improve the accuracy of your fingering to avoid it. Well worth a try. I may just end up keeping just the wound G.
By cb
March 15, 2010
While a bit different in feel, the 520P1's reward with volume and texture that are different but very interesting.
By Jon
Plastic wound
October 11, 2009
I found these strings by mistake when I ordered improperly. One of the finest "mistakes" I've made. The wound B,G & E strings give an extraordinary consistency eliminating the annoying change in sustain of the solid nylon strings. Try one set. You'll enjoy a whole new level of creativity and passion in your classic guitar. Nothing else matches them.






1st E

Plastic Wound



2nd B

Plastic Wound



3rd G

Plastic Wound



4th D

Traditional Wound Bass



5th A

Traditional Wound Bass



6th E

Traditional Wound Bass




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