Getting the strings right is crucial for the feel and tone of your classical guitar. That’s why many guitar players agonize hours on end on the strings to purchase. However, choosing the right strings for your classical guitar can be a tad difficult owing to plentiful options on the market. Conducting in-depth research on strings before selecting a set is not only challenging but time-consuming. With that in mind, we have narrowed down and reviewed the best classical guitar strings.
(Normal Tension, Titanium Trebles)
D’Addario is renowned all over the world for manufacturing high-quality guitar strings. The American company is a trailblazer in the manufacture of guitar strings, using proprietary manufacturing techniques and technologies. In the case of the DynaCore Classical Guitar Strings, the company combines an exclusive multifilament stranded core with a revolutionary winding technique to create some of the best guitar strings for the classics.
The strings produce unique and complementary tones that are dynamically rich and round. Importantly, however, the high-quality of the strings ensure you get long string life, consistency in performance, and tuning stability.
After the manufacturing process, D’Addario inspects the string using a laser to make sure every string has the perfect width to meet the performance requirements of the strings. The ProArte DynaCore Classical Guitar Strings EJ45TT comes packed in a package that protects the strings from environmental factors, thereby negating the chances of your spare strings getting rust.
- Settle in relatively fast
- Stay in tune for longer
- Have exceptional brightness and clarity, and stellar projection
- Since they are slippery, they take some getting used to if you are using them for the first time
This is a product of Savages, a company that has been producing high-quality guitar strings since 1770. Their Savarez Accordion Accessory (540R) is a set of string that is part of the Alliance Series. The normal tension strings are made of plain composite trebles, hence their classification as carbon strings. It is important to note that trebles are carbon strings — however, the basses as silver plated.
- The basses are full can clear while the trebles are brilliant and resonant
- Exceptionally durable
- Settles in quickly and stays in tune
- Some users find the strings quite stiff for their liking
The Student Nylon Classical EJ27N is an entry-level D’Addario classical string set designed for warmth and projection. The normal tension strings are manufactured for reliability and durability. Each set of D’Addario’s Student Nylon Classical EJ27N contains 3 silver-plated copper wound basses and 3 clear nylon trebles that combine to strike the perfect balance between sound projection and warm long-lasting tone.
As with every D’Addario string, the Student Nylon Classical EJ27N comes in an advanced package that protects any unused nylon strings from corrosion.
- Comes in a package that protects the strings from corrosion
- No ball ends
- Installing the string is a tad difficult if you are not used to it
The Savarez Corum Alliance 500AJ are high tension guitar strings made of classical guitar strings. The trebles are made using Alliance KF, which are composite monofilament, also known as carbon strings.
The basses, on the other hand, are made of Corum stabilon multifilaments, also known as treated nylon, which are wound with silver-plated metal. This intricate structure protects the nylon core from the rigors of frequent playing. Additionally, the strings offer an exceptional balance between pliability and resistance.
- The strings sound bright and clear
- Has exceptional tone separation
- The strings are perfectly round and polished with consistent diameter
- The durability of the strings could be better
- Relatively expensive
The Pro-Arte EJ25B is a set of Nylon composite guitar strings designed to deliver a combination of a flexible feel and quick attack response while playing the guitar. Just like any other set of D’Addario guitar strings, the EJ25B is made of high-quality materials, and the manufacturing processes are optimized to produce consistency in the quality of the strings. The EJ25B strings are made using a multifilament stranded core material exclusive to D’Addario. Unlike traditional nylon cores, this multifilament core lasts longer and helps guitar players achieve tuning consistency.
- Exceptional durability
- Stay in tune for longer
- Stellar bass expression combined with sharp trebles
- Made of eye-catching colors
- Relatively pricy
Classical Guitar Strings