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Where to buy Chris sands nylon strings in Canada

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Dec 14, 2019 - 8:30:37 AM



97 posts since 9/2/2009

Anyone know Canada or USA

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:36:04 AM

660 posts since 6/25/2006

They are not being made anymore so very hard to find. An alternative in the US/Canada is LaBella.

Dec 16, 2019 - 12:28:09 PM



97 posts since 9/2/2009


Dec 16, 2019 - 3:55:29 PM

10556 posts since 10/27/2006

Chris Sands is known for using heavier gauge nylon strings than most. His Heavy set measured .024 .028 .032 .030w .024.

You can get these gauges from just about any supplier of guitar strings.

Color aside, you'll see many strings described as rectified or trued. These nylon strings have been ground or shaved so that the diameter is more consistent for better intonation. Some of these will have a satin appearance or feel to them.

The various other plastics including fluorocarbon are often denser than nylon. Strings of the same tension will be thinner as a result. 

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