Augustine Imperial Classical Guitar Strings
Strings in Augustine’s Imperial series provide a modern guitar sound that’s relatively bright yet lyrical.
All sets in the Imperial series have the same trebles, which are the same material as Augustine’s Regal series but with lower tension. They’re also slightly thinner in diameter than the Regal trebles and are high tension, while the Regals are extra high tension. They have a somewhat softer attack than the Regals, but offer a bit more sustain.
The Imperial series is divided into four colors that designate the tension of the bass strings. Blue is high tension, red and gold are medium tension, and black is low tension. The basses are all silver plated except for the gold set, which is gold plated, providing a warmer sound to the entire set.
Augustine Imperial Red High/Medium Tension Classical Guitar Strings, Full Set
The Classic Black formula was the original Augustine string set developed by Albert and Rose Augustine in 1946 to Andres Segovia's specifications, however, Segovia also used Imperial Red sets in the 1980s after they were introduced.