I buy galli’s when im lucky enough to find em here, tho my options are fairly limited. What about y’all?
My daughter gets a lot of free strings so in my great wisdom some of those are what I use. Yes I’m cheap, but not as picky maybe. Chaconne’s favorite string is Hannabach. (The 815s I think.)
She used Galli Titanium for a while but had a bunch with intonation problems.
Matt at Strings by Mail suggested Knoblochs,—he is a player and has access to virtually every string there is. I tried them on a cedar topped classical, and liked them very much. Bright, but not too bright. I’m stringing up a couple of Spruce topped classicals with them this morning:
Knobloch C.X. normal tension.
I have tried all of the strings mentioned, and lots of others. My experience is that one needs to try a variety of strings to find ones that emphasize the tonal qualities one likes in a particular guitar. I usually try to find out what the maker recommends, and go from there.
Long ago, before I was experienced enough to appreciate them, I had an unusual set of strings with silver-wrapped silk in the bass. Also rare in classical strings, the third / G string was wrapped. Now, I always have trouble with intonation on the third string, and I wondered whether a wrapped string might help. About 10 years ago after considerable searching & emails I found some similar strings online. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the manufacturer. And, alas, I had to pawn the guitar (and lost it) before I tried the new strings, so I never found out whether the strings would solve my tuning problem!.