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Postby Gchord » July 3rd, 2009, 2:31 am

I like the sound of Willie Nelson's guitar. I don't have a Martin classical with a hole worn thru it,but that's besid the point. I know he uses nylon strings with ball ends.I'm all thumbs when it comes to tying nylon strings together. I can tie tiny line to a tiny fishing fly or lure,but I can't tie nylon strings very good.From picures I've seen of his brand of strings,they look to be a pretty good set. Any ideas on what brand he uses?
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Postby lue42 » July 3rd, 2009, 3:33 am

There is a good article here about his guitar:
http://www.harmony-central.com/Events/SNAMM98/Martin/N-20WN.html

And... according to an ad I found...

Dean Markley Ball End Nylon Classical Guitar Strings
Quick and easy to put on, quick to change, sound great and they're the only strings Willie Nelson will use
http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/deanmarbalen.html
So... I guess they are Dean Markley's
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Postby bfloyd6969 » July 3rd, 2009, 5:40 am

Gotta love Trigger!! :)
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Postby Gchord » July 3rd, 2009, 9:16 am

Cool,thanks guys. My next guitar will most likely be a small bodied classical.
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Postby Cat » July 3rd, 2009, 10:43 pm

Albeit I love the guy...and actually have met him upon occasion...I've NEVER heard that guitar played anywhere's near tuned!

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