GPX™ Classical Guitar Stings
Unlike most classical guitar strings, GPX™ treble strings are made from fluorocarbon monofilament (polyvinylidene fluoride/PVDF). Some people call them “carbon trebles” thinking that they are made from carbon fiber. This is not the situation. The carbon reference is to fluorocarbon rather than carbon fiber. Most classical guitar strings are made from nylon. PVDF has 80% greater density than nylon, so the strings can be made much thinner than nylon and still maintain similar tension to nylon.
For most guitars, GPX™ strings produce beautiful tone with excellent sustain. James Piorkowski**, SUNY professor and former member of the world renowned Buffalo Guitar Quartet, put it this way: "These new carbon strings by Oasis are simply wonderful! With warm tone color and plenty of sustain, my guitar is now free to sing sweetly. Thankfully, my search for the optimum string is over. Bravo, Oasis!"
James Piorkowski is a professor at the Fredonia School of Music, State University of New York, serving as the head of the guitar program since 1983. In 2006, he received both the President's Award for Excellence and the Robert W. Kasling Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence. He had toured extensively and was an 18- year member of the world-renowned Buffalo Guitar Quartet, which was disbanded in 2000. Jim has a world of experience and, most importantly, he is a great guy, who served as a sounding board (pun intended) for the development of our GPX™ Carbon Trebles and Sostenuto™ classical guitar bass strings.
Sostenuto™ strings are available in full sets with Sostenuto™ basses. Treble sets are available in normal or high tension.
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