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Old 07-06-2021, 10:32 AM
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Has anyone tried the John Pearse Folk strings on a Savoy? (PJ 116).
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:33 PM
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I don't know what strings Mr. K ended up with, but the Savoy he passed on to me has steel strings and they are very well balanced and have great tonal and projection qualities--almost enough to turn a nylon stringer into a steel stringer.

I've just received some Marin Hard tension classical strings that I'll be using with the Savoy. Fun stuff................
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Old 07-23-2021, 08:21 AM
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Has anyone tried the John Pearse Folk strings on a Savoy? (PJ 116).
I have an Emerald X20 Nylon that I strung up with JP Folk stings and I love them. I'm not really a Nylon type guitar player but do like to have that somewhat softer tone on a few tunes when playing live. I was happy with hard tension nylons for the most part until I tried the JP folk stings. They are really easy to play but a little more on the steel string side of things tone wise.

I'm sure they are not for everyone but I really love them being mostly a steel string player.
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:03 AM
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Benderman;

Very nice description of the JP strings. They are a nice bridge between steel and nylon strings and I suspect that they would be a step in the nylon direction with the Savoy.

I tried the JPs on two nylon string guitars. They were great in moving the guitars more toward the blues side of play. I ultimately moved away from the JPs because I found them a bit too steel stringy for my taste.

Strings, like guitars, have been moving toward the hybrid side of life. The JPs are a good example.
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I don't know what strings Mr. K ended up with, but the Savoy he passed on to me has steel strings and they are very well balanced and have great tonal and projection qualities--almost enough to turn a nylon stringer into a steel stringer.

Just what ever strings it came with from BlackBird ...
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