New Seagaur Manyu 90lb Fluorocarbon G String?

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New Seagaur Manyu 90lb Fluorocarbon G String?

Post by 630mm » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:28 pm

In my search for Seaguar Premier 90lb strength which they discontinued years ago, I found Seaguar 90lb Manyu 100% Fluorocarbon at a good price. It was ordered from Croatia on the bay item number 152641144406, diameter .84mm. So far my impressions are quite good. It seems slightly more slick, less stiff and has less volume and tension than the 100lb .91mm. It is also warm, and the intonation is excellent all along the length. For guitars that have a resonance around g, this string seems like it might be just the thing to tame the resonance and bring the volume of the set into balance while also dropping some tension. The packaging says it is made in Japan and assembled in China.

Has anyone else tried this string? Is this a new product, or merely a rebranding of an existing product for a different market?

I've only tried it on one guitar so far so it's a bit early to tell how much I'll like it.
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Re: New Seagaur Manyu 90lb Fluorocarbon G String?

Post by Kintla » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:04 pm

630mm: If you check say "meltontackle.com" I see the 90 lb blue label Seaguar listed. I bought some a couple of years ago, but I didn't pay $79 for it, more like $40. So it is still available, but it seems you have to buy 30 meters. I find the 80 lb test Seaguar to be just right for the third string, and 60lb test (could use 65lb test also) good for the b string which I use on one of my guitars which has a cedar top. I think the lower the test the brighter the string, so if you want warmer then 90lb may be the better option. Good luck.

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Re: New Seagaur Manyu 90lb Fluorocarbon G String?

Post by 630mm » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:53 pm

Thanks. Yes, I have seen the 90lb blue label but I haven't tried it yet. The specs I saw listed it as the same diameter as the Premier 100. If it is the same diameter but is rated less that may suggest a softer material. What were your impressions of the blue label?

The Manyu 90lb at .84 seems to be the perfect g string for medium or low tension string sets. I have it on 3 guitars now, all with the same results as in my initial post. If this keeps up, I will be stocking up. I have also had some luck with the 80lb premier, but only on my lightliest built guitars.
2017 Benito Huipe "Bouchet" Spruce 655mm
2015 Francisco Navarro Concert Cedar 630mm
1977 Yamaha GC-5S Cedar 658mm
1972 Yamaha GC-6D Ezo Spruce 662mm

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