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Old 05-15-2019, 08:36 PM
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They can be even more interesting for a builder.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:52 AM
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Even John Lee Hooker would get down on nylon strings at one point. Nylon is great for blues too.

https://youtu.be/lwlg3m-7N64
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:09 AM
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They can be even more interesting for a builder.
How's that?

I can see how they're more interesting also for string makers, and not just only for the 2 or 3 top strings (basically all metal B and high E strings are the same piano wire, no?)

I agree nylon strings work great for blues, one might even wonder to what extend the really early bluesmen played on something other than metal. The African influences almost certainly come from instruments not strung with metal).

Nylons are also used in South-American styles, Chet Atkins played them regularly too, as did Buster Jones



(and then there's Willie, of course )
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:56 AM
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i'm loving this new nylon addition..

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:33 AM
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i'm loving this new nylon addition..

Hi,
Beauty! Details on the make please!
(and more pics too in case you have them!) Thanks!
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I've never had any interest in nylons - but recently been interested.

Two things that really pushed me in the nylon direction were these:


AGF-er Chris Crouch does a lot of videos of Martins and Taylors. This particular one video had a guitar sound (the guitar not the recording) that I absolutely love. So much that I have been keeping my eye out for one of these guitars to consider getting:




And then there is this absolute nylon genius who plays rock and punk songs with a flatpicked nylon - completely smashing genre and style boundaries. And he sounds amazing;

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Is that the new Martin crossover for which they developed the Magnifico strings?

This lad also pleads the upsides of nylon strings quite nicely:
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:31 AM
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Yes, I've been working on my arrangement of your arrangement of My Jesus I Love Thee.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:04 AM
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Hi,
Beauty! Details on the make please!
(and more pics too in case you have them!) Thanks!
your kind to ask...thanks!

It was built by a local luthier near me here in Central Ky, Will Reshaw. I've been wanted a nylon solid-body electric for longer than i can remember like the Sydowski nylon string.

Will was kind enough to take on the challenge and i love it. It has Barbera Soloist pickup, which is basically the saddle, volume and tone control. Maple top and neck, mahogany back. Very light weight, no feedback and plays super well.

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Old 05-16-2019, 10:06 AM
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Yes, I've been working on my arrangement of your arrangement of My Jesus I Love Thee.
I'd love to hear it someday! You made my day - in a perfect world we'd be able to play it together!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:54 AM
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your kind to ask...thanks!

It was built by a local luthier near me here in Central Ky, Will Reshaw. I've been wanted a nylon solid-body electric for longer than i can remember like the Sydowski nylon string.

Will was kind enough to take on the challenge and i love it. It has Barbera Soloist pickup, which is basically the saddle, volume and tone control. Maple top and neck, mahogany back. Very light weight, no feedback and plays super well.

Really nice. Thanks Dale! Please post a link if you have any soundclips with this guitar, or if you plan some for the future.
BTW, is it this guy?


Dentist by day, luthier craftsman at night?

Very cool
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I'll post it for ya.

I've been ripping off this arrangement and trying to perfect my version of it for church.
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Is that the new Martin crossover for which they developed the Magnifico strings?

This lad also pleads the upsides of nylon strings quite nicely:
He wrote one of my favorite tunes of all time - for a lost love:

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I'll post it for ya.

I've been ripping off this arrangement and trying to perfect my version of it for church.
That was so nice. Unbelievable nylon string tone from a solid body electric. Great playing as well, I went down the YouTube rabbit hole, you are very talented.
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down the YouTube rabbi hole
Really, Freudian slip? O:-)
Careful now, we can love nylon strings without getting all religious about it
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