Re: can you use nylon strings when gut are recommended for that model ?

carl-swanson on #69377

Gut is higher tension than nylon. Quite a bit higher. You should string the instrument in nylon or gut within an octave and not mix and match gut and nylon within the range that you choose to use one or the other. It will feel and sound odd, but will not hurt the instrument. It could possibly cause minor regulation problems or buzzes to change from gut to nylon or visa versa after it’s been regulated.