What's the difference between "horsehair" and "nylon" strings?

Traditionally the instrument is played with horsehair. This gives the instrument a deep and warm subtle sound. Tuning is a bit more difficult compared to nylon strings and can be sensitive to the climate. These days nylon strings are more common. They bring more volume and are more easy to tune. They also stay in tune better compared to the horsehair strings. The most important difference currently is personal preference.

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