Aquila 157C - Sugar Series, Classical Guitar String Set - Extra Tension (Flamenco Only)
The Aquila 157C strings have been developed following the indications that Aquila received from Ruben Diaz (pupil and close collaborator of Paco de Lucia). According to Paco de Lucia, the tension of the strings used for Flamenco needed to be further increased as compared to those used on the classical guitar, while making sure that all strings maintain the same tactile feel under the fingers. The Aquila Sugar Series classical guitar string feature treble strings that are made using a bio-plastic derived from sugar-cane. Bass strings are made with a special red-colored protective varnish that not only assures less noise under the fingers, but it also prevents allergic reactions to metals, and the unwanted oxidation processes that frequently occur on common strings with silver plated copper winding. The sound of these strings is clearly bright, clean and prompt, and provide great acoustic power. Unlike Fluorocarbon strings, these strings surely provide an excellent vibrato and a remarkable timbre variation when changing the right hand position from near to the bridge to over the sound hole. Furthermore, these strings have both the sweetness and sing-ability of gut, and at the same time the clearness and promptness typical of Fluorocarbon. Even though the surface is extremely smooth, the grip on the fingers is remarkable; in other words, they never feel slippery.
strings for classical guitar / flamenco guitar
developed following the indications from Ruben Diaz
increased tension, specially optimized for flamenco guitars