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Thread #62067   Message #1001339
Posted By: Cattail
13-Aug-03 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Yamaha FG 401 strings
Subject: Yamaha FG 401 strings
When I bought this guitar off my ex-boss it had, I presume, the
original strings on it. It sounded nice, it was about four years old, and even though it hadn't been played much I decided to
replace the strings.

I replaced with a good set of light gauge, phosphor bronze strings,
but now it doesn't sound quite as good as it did.
I am assuming that the light gauge strings are not enough to drive the top, and that I will have to replace with a set of at least medium gauge, if not heavy, strings to bring it back to sounding
as it did when I bought it.

Could anyone tell me what strings would have been fitted by Yamaha
at the factory? Their own make I would suspect, but you never know.

Have any other FG 401 owners any reccomendations on string gauges,
or anything else which might make this guitar sound better.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Best wishes to you all.

Cattail 0~