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Thread #94227   Message #1821358
Posted By: M.Ted
29-Aug-06 - 12:54 AM
Thread Name: Best guitar strings for a small guitar?
Subject: RE: Best guitar strings for a small guitar?
Small guitars tend to have shorter necks than big guitars, and that means that the tension actually is less than on the big guitars, meaning that the strings tend to being slack and rubbery, and not to speak as well as they should.

I had an old Gibson archtop, a seemingly fragile and frail instrument that sounded and played best when strung with heavy strings--the action was still easy, but the thing rang like a bell--clean and bright--counter-intuitive advice perhaps, but worth considering--