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    Van Ronk Strings?

    This has probably been posted before, but one of the earlier influences on my playing. Anybody know what strings he used on his F-50?
    F212: 1964 ,AA: 1975 ,Mark V:1975 ,F50:1976, D-55,1979; X170:1986, F-40:2007, F512:2010, T-250:1986, Masterbilt:AJ500RCNS:2006, Gibson Chet Atkins CE:2001, Godin ACS:1999, Giannini 7-string classical, Epi Korean Howard Roberts Custom:1995, Pawless Mesquite Special, 2012. My trio's site:

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    I do not know the brand, but I do read that he only changed his strings when they would no longer stay in tune. He seemed to prefer dead strings.

    1971 D25 Br--ol' Flattop
    2008 Santa Cruz D/PWM--wife's

    "i think that you are the only one i know of that considers the 1973-1974 mahogany top/arch back D-25 a "holy grail" guitar"--mav

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