THE GUITAR STRINGS
My flamenco academy, there are many guitar students who ask me what strings to use and ask me for advice on that aspect.
The truth is that I am not a person who worries me that much, because I constantly change the strings and do not let them wear out completely before changing them.
How long do guitar strings last?
I usually change the strings every 20 days, or every two performances or so, so the strings are not completely worn out.
I buy the ropes in mallets so they are cheaper, however, this is only advantages for professionals.
My experience as a flamenco guitarist
It is difficult to advise when choosing some guitar strings or others, because each guitar is a world. Currently, the strings that I usually use do not do well with the guitar with which I am recording my last flamenco guitar record.
They are Savarez Corum, I have used them for years, but the thickness of these strings makes them disrupt on this guitar and I do not like it, so I had to change to the Savarez Allíance 540j and they have given me a better result, but I have to To say that this only happens to me with this guitar, so the best advice I can give you is to try and be analytical with the results.
Climate changes and changes in my guitar
You also have to keep in mind that in geographical areas where the change is very sharp, you can make the guitar change overnight and therefore some strings one day seem hard and another day soft.
Lately, there is a lot of talk about carbon strings and I have to say that I don’t notice much difference either, because, as I said, I constantly change the strings and I can’t talk about durability.
Another thing that I learned from a luthier, is not to try to change the first strings many times, because the use or wear makes the strings take a more acute and interesting sound. These ropes I change every 6 or 7 months.