Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

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Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

Post by Lafayette on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:11 am

Lately,I have been developing an interest in Art & Lutherie Ami guitars. I have
heard a lot of good things about Amis.



I also have been thinking of and been window shopping for a cheap priced, small
size flamenco guitar (no, I don't want a classical) thinking maybe this will
fill my needs and desires to play blues, folk, and country western.


Because of my Muscular Dystrophy my hands are weak. I find playing nylon
strings easier, however I prefer the sound of steel. Actually, to be more
precise, I like the tone of the low tuned strings of nylon and the metallic
tones of the Bs and high Es of steel for they have more bite.



I have read that the Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings have some of these
attributes that I am looking for. Will these Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings work with the Ami steel string and/or
Ami nylon string guitars and will they produced a sound that can be heard?


For experimental reasons I'm contemplating putting them on my Baby Taylor (I
want if possible more bass) and my old laminated Takamine Jasmine classical
guitar (because it is uninspiring to my ears).


I welcome any comments and suggestions.

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Re: Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

Post by Portland Rain on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:44 am

Welcome to the forum Lafayette. I can't help with the John Pearse string question, as I have no experience with them. I noticed that you mentioned possibly stringing your classical with them however. I would advise against that as it may not be able to handle the extra string tension of a steel string. Again though, I am not experienced with these strings so I could be completely wrong. Let us know how it turns out.



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Re: Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

Post by Lafayette on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:32 pm

Thanks for the welcome Rain.

In my exploration I have read that these strings have the tension of nylon, but I am trying to find out if this is true before I do this.

My other idea is to find a real cheap classical guitar and put the Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings on it.

By the way, if I had a lot of money I would go for a Breedlove 12-string.

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Re: Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

Post by MandoSquirrel on Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Don't know, but they look interesting. Welcome aboard!

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Re: Art & Lutherie Ami guitars and Thomastik John Pearse Folk strings

Post by gtrbill on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:51 am

Nice to have you here Lafayette. I would agree with PR's comments regarding the string tension from the steel strings. Let us know how it all works out.
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