Silly question? Folk nylons?

ZonularZonular Frets: 27
Hey guys
What are folk nylons from daddario?
Are they nylons for steel string guitars or more strummable strings for nylon guitars?
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  • droflufdrofluf Frets: 1198
    From the d'Addario website:

    EJ33 Folk Nylon strings feature 80/20 bronze basses, clear nylon trebles, and D'Addario ball ends to accommodate a variety of guitars and string changing options. D'Addario Folk Nylon strings are constructed with high quality nylon and a ball end on each string to facilitate easy installation on classical or steel string acoustic guitars, if desired.

    So ball ends to fit on a steel string guitar. Don't know what difference the bronze makes as opposed to the normal silver wrap for their classical strings. Tension wise it looks like they could be put on a classical guitar.
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  • moremore Frets: 108
    edited April 22
    La Bella also do a Folk Set as well 830 , Like so called classical strings the wound strings are wound with copper plated wire . The plating is an alloy and comes in  different  colours. D'Addario  do them in silver and bronze .  The colours of the plain and wound strings  has no effect on the sound . They come with a ball  end , so you can use them on a guitar made for steel strings, but you can   tie a bead on the end  of any Classical set, to do the same .
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  • ZonularZonular Frets: 27
    Any difference in sound on the classical ?
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  • moremore Frets: 108
    Zonular said:
    Any difference in sound on the classical ?
    Not exactly sure what you mean , but different guitars , different players and different strings will sound different. You will need to try them and make your own judgment.     
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  • ZonularZonular Frets: 27
    It's more understanding the point of the folk strings..... They are nylon strings with ball ends that's it?
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  • droflufdrofluf Frets: 1198
    Effectively yes, but seem to have a different wrap on the bass strings which may make them sound different
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  • moremore Frets: 108
    Zonular said:
    It's more understanding the point of the folk strings..... They are nylon strings with ball ends that's it?
    That's about it. The classical bit is actually referring to the guitar, wide fingerboard, tie-on-bridge and pre-steel-string design. 
     The folk bit is you can put them a conventional acoustic guitar as well, with the narrow neck and bridge for ball end.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 55379
    more said:

     The folk bit is you can put them a conventional acoustic guitar as well, with the narrow neck and bridge for ball end.
    Almost all steel-string guitars - all ones without a zero fret anyway, and some with one - will need the nut recutting since the top three strings will be a lot thicker.

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  • ZonularZonular Frets: 27
    Cheers guys! Random thought
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