#1
Hello all!

I am very new to acoustic guitars, I have been playing on a Les Paul Custom for 2 years, but I want to get into acoustic. I have bought a Takamine EG124C which is wonderful. But it still has the stock strings on it.

What strings should I get for it ? and gauge ?
I'd like a good combination between a warm and "precise" tone.

Thanks !
#2
Most of us would suggest D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, (light gauge acoustic (.012 -.53).

Coated strings generally last longer, and the part number for those in light, is EXP-16.

Um, these: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-exp16-coated-phosphor-bronze-light-acoustic-guitar-strings/104340000000000

For the brightest sound an 80/20 brass set can be used: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-exp11-coated-80-20-bronze-light-acoustic-guitar-strings/100966000000000

These are way too bright for my taste. Your tastes and results may vary.

If your guitar is too dull, you might want to try the 80/20s. Other than that, I'd stick with phosphor bronze.

There are "extra light" sets available, (.010 - .047) which might ease your transition to acoustic. But they generally don't sound as good as a standard light set, and aren't recommended for larger body guitars such as dreadnought and jumbo.
#3
Quote by Captaincranky
Most of us would suggest D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, (light gauge acoustic (.012 -.53).

Coated strings generally last longer, and the part number for those in light, is EXP-16.

Um, these: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-exp16-coated-phosphor-bronze-light-acoustic-guitar-strings/104340000000000

For the brightest sound an 80/20 brass set can be used: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-exp11-coated-80-20-bronze-light-acoustic-guitar-strings/100966000000000

These are way too bright for my taste. Your tastes and results may vary.

If your guitar is too dull, you might want to try the 80/20s. Other than that, I'd stick with phosphor bronze.

There are "extra light" sets available, (.010 - .047) which might ease your transition to acoustic. But they generally don't sound as good as a standard light set, and aren't recommended for larger body guitars such as dreadnought and jumbo.



I don't think this info will help you much seeing as you have a nylon string. If you actually DON'T have a nylon string, then this is great but just be warned that if you do have a nylon string you won't be able to use these strings.
#4
I should have done a search on the model number. My bad,as the children say. So, I apologize for that.

Unfortunately, I have no experience with classical guitars, consequently I can't help you.