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FDP Forum / Guild/DeArmond/Tacoma Guitars / Best strings for the D55

tommy boy


play it like ya mean it
Apr 25th, 2009 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just purchased a Guild Tacoma with the D Tar system. What are the best strings for this guitar to get optimum performance, ie; clarity, tone etc

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Are there power outlets in Heaven?
Apr 26th, 2009 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lots of different opinions on this one. I actually perfer the Guild lite guage Phos Bronze strings that came with my D-50. I also really like Dadario and John Pearse phos bronze. I usually use med gauge on my other acoustic guits, but am fine with lights on my D50.

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"Dyin' ain't much of a livin' "
Apr 26th, 2009 10:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use Light gauge Phosphor Bronze on my Tacoma D-55 w/Fishman Matrix active pup. Sounds great!


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Apr 27th, 2009 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the 1st few months of owning my F47RC, I went through over a dozen sets of strings looking for what played, intonated and sounded best. While the guitar came factory spec with 13-56, it was one of only a few Guild models that came from the factory that way. Most were shipped with 12-53. Now I see on their website that many of the other traditional and jumbo (D-55, D-50, F47, F50, etc.) are all shipping with 13-56.

I tried several D'Addario's, several models and gauges of DR, John Pearse, and I can't even remember what else. I ultimately settled on the John Pearse 12-53 phosphor bronze. Again, they played well, intonated most accurately and sounded the best of all. I think they are also on sale at juststrings.com right now, FWIW...

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