Dear Sir, Will the La Bella 2001 classical guitar strings fit my full size Boozey & Hark "The Hark" jumbo guitar. Grate for your advise. King regards, KS, 11/1/2021
Several things to say about this –
- Check the scale length of the steel string guitar – it will probably be 65cms or very close. If it is, then standard nylon strings can be used.
- Steel strings usually have a “ball” end which helps hold the string in place in the bridge with the bridge pins. Nylon strings do not have the ball and so you will need to tie a ball (repeatedly tie a knot over a knot) at the end of the nylon string so that the pin will secure the string in the bridge
- Use a “high tension” nylon string – nylon does not have so much energy in it as does a steel string and the soundboard on a steel string acoustic is generally heavier than on a classical or flamenco guitar. Even a high tension nylon string will not give a lot of volume on the steel string guitar, but a medium or low tension string will give even less.