Savarez 520R Rectified Nylon Normal Tension Classical Guitar Strings


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Savarez 520R Rectified Nylon High Tension Classical Guitar Strings

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The 520R's were on our recommended list for Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings from July 2019 until August 2020 when they were out-ranked by other string sets.

Their ratings were high enough to go back on the list in July 2021 where they remained until August 2022 when they were out-ranked by other 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.

These strings are considered to be a bit more mellow and warmer sounding compared to conventional nylon sets.

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.


  • Rectified nylon treble strings
  • Silver plated copper wound bass strings
  • Treble gauges: .0280, .0325, .040
  • Bass gauges: .030, .0335, .043
Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options in our guide to The Best Nylon / Classical Guitar Strings.