Good Budget Classical Strings
Got these on the BOGO free deal when they were first introduced. I normally used Daddario Pro Arte Normal Tension or Augustine Reds. The Dunlop strings have a similar feel to the Pro Artes, which are slightly heavier than the Augustine Reds (normal tension). For some reason, the D string in these sets seems exceptionally short. I'm using standard a standard classical guitar, but there's only length enough for 2 or 3 wraps. That's enough to hold onto the tuning post, but it's significantly shorter than the other 5 strings. Not sure why this would be so. Also, I've had a couple of D strings fail overnight. I.e., When I open the case in the morning, the D string is already broken, without even playing it. Generally the D string is the most fragile on classical guitar, but I can't remember the last time I broke a D string on a set of Pro Arte's. At $3.50 per set, I think I got a good value, but I'd be disappointed if I paid full price.
ProsDecent tone and they intonate well. Each string has it's own envelope, and all 6 envelopes are enclosed in a sealed inner plastic envelope, so I would expect a good long shelf life. Made in USA. At $3.50 per set, I think I got a good value.
ConsThe D strings seem overly susceptible to breakage compared with other brands. The D strings in the batch I got are all significantly shorter than the other strings, so that could be part of the problem. Half price is a good deal, but you can't play music on only half a string.