"thank your for taking the time to answer, Yuri.
Interesting to know the value of 28 kgs.
In fact I change very much my right hand technique when I switch from the classical to the XIXth century to the baroque guitar (and recently to the…"
"Sure the baroque is much more fragile than classical (and even more than steel string folk or jazz guitars) but still it should have some reserve in tension.
Average total tension for baroque guitar is about 28 kgs.
On my guitar I used strings…"
I see your point.
Why would not you just try a bit bigger gauge? This won't kill your guitar.
I had the same problem more or less with my first guitar... I just ordered reccomended string set... but I was not…"
"Hello Yuri, thank you for your reply.
The thing is that it is not relevant if a t-shirt pulls one or two kilos on my body (it is a stretched M-size), but on the guitar hundreds of grams can change a lot.
Physically if I want to calculate…"
"I am not really sure...
the calculations of tension/gauge are relative too.
The string producers measure gauges of loose strings...
If you buy M size T-shirt and when you put it on on it gets very tight and you strecht it by wearing it is…"
I am very interested in this discussion. Well, concerning the string gauge for the Baroque guitar I agree with the diameter given in this thread. Just one thing: the diameter refers to the NEW nylgut, right? Now, when you put the string…"
Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised us all when it was done. With Rosemary Hodgson's help we got a good stringing for it and it has been going strong ever since. Hope you're enjoying it.
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