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Re: Strings breaking in Lyon and Healy Ogden

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galen-reed
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I have one of the earliest Ogdens (SN #189), and had extreme breakage for the first 9 months or so. In consultation with the dealer I started using abrasive cord (as mentioned elsewhere here), and eventually the breakage subsided nicely. I believe I recall reading that L&H advised using synthetic strings for the second octave (rather than the original gut??), but have chosen to stick with gut.

Nice harp – I like it and hope the issue doesn’t thwart too many buyers!