Savarez 520R Rectified Nylon High Tension Classical Guitar Strings

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Savarez 520R Rectified Nylon High Tension Classical Guitar Strings

Rectified nylon strings are extruded and then ground to playing quality.

Savarez 520R Rectified Treble strings have a slightly more textured feel than clear nylon.

This is to prevent finger slippage and allow for a different tone than clear nylon.

Features:

  • Rectified nylon treble strings
  • Silver plated copper wound bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .0280, .0325, .040
  • Bass gauges: .030, .0335, .043

Pros

Guitarists generally note how the texture helps secure their fingers on the strings while fretting. The textured feel also allows them to hold complex chords easier even with the higher tension.

Cons

Users say that string noise is a problem with the set as the textured feel gives off squeaks when changing fretting positions.

Overall

If you want more control over your playing, particularly on the treble strings, the Savarez 520R may be the set for you. If string noise bothers you, look elsewhere.

Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated high tension sets available which you can find in our guide to The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.

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