Sugar for Guitar (extra)

7.5015.00 + VAT

These strings have been developed following the indications we 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 (i.e. the “equal feel” that ancient lutenists referred to). Thanks to these indications, we were able to develop this special set that we want to dedicate to Paco.

The bass strings are made with a special 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.

With a trasparent look, the Extra tension Sugar Guitar Trebles, conceived for Flamenco, are made using a recently discovered Italian blend of plastic material derived from sugar-cane.

The sound of these strings is clearly bright, clean and prompt, and provide great acoustic power. Unlike Fluorocarbon strings, these strings have an excellent vibrato and a remarkable timbre variation when moving the right-hand position from near to the bridge to over the sound hole. Laboratory tests showed that Sugar strings have a sound power (measured in Joules) and a sustain respectively 18% and 24% more than Fluorocarbon strings. Thanks to the new treatment we were able to eliminate the 90% of “squeak” effect cases present in the previous versions..

These strings, in their extremes, provide both the sweetness and melodiousness of gut together with the clearness and promptness typical of Fluorocarbon. Another important property is the characteristic sustain, which by scientific measurements is superior to any type of string currently available in the market.

Another measured feature is the sound power: our scientific tests have shown that it is superior to Fluorocarbon strings. Although the surface is extremely smooth, the grip on the fingers is remarkable; in other words it is never slippery.




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Ruben Diaz e Paco de Lucia
Ruben Diaz and Paco de Lucia (photo courtesy of R.Diaz – 2013)

Extra tension set (for flamenco only)

Note Tension (kg) Gauge (mm)
e 9.6 .73
b 8.1 .91
g 7.5 1.12
D 7.8 .70 ext
A 8.5 .90 ext
E 7.5 1,08 ext

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