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Picture nr. 1 and 2 : Aquila Strings on the "Cannone"  violin (Paganini's Guarnieri del Gesù)

Picture nr. 3 : Detalil of the Gaetano Pugnani's portrait, Tourin 1754 (4th silver wound string, upper strings plain gut)

Picture nr. 4 : Genoa 2002: Original Paganini gut strings  (E .71 mm; A  .91 mm; D 1.16 mm)

Picture nr. 5 : Genoa 2002: Paganini's E string

 

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Calculated for a pitch standard of 415 Hz

 

 

Violin Historical (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)
Vibrating string lenght: 32 cms
The diameters suggested here were the rule for violin strings from the mid-18th to the end of the 19th century, as indicated by the substatial documentation of the time.
Especially the medium tension diameters correspond to those of the strings that belonged to Paganini (ca. 1840) which we measured in April 2000 and other sources.
We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time. With this method the amount of fibers damaged by the abrasive action is noticeably reduced as compared with strings rectified with modern procedures. The advantages are: better stability against climatic changes, longer playing life and better acoustic performance.
The 4th string is made according to F. Galeazzi (Rome 1792) and Louis Spohr (1832).

TYPE EUROS Light Medium Heavy
e

gut

see price list (2X) 66 HR * 70 HR * 73 HR *
a

gut

see price list (2X) 85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d

gut

see price list (2X) 112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
G

wound "A"

16.00

Light
(170 equiv gut)

Code 13A

Medium
(175 equiv gut)

Code 14A

Heavy
(180 equiv gut)

Code 15A

G

wound "F"

22.00

Light
(170 equiv gut)

Code 16F

Medium
(175 equiv gut)

Code 17F

Heavy
(180 equiv gut)

Code 18F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

+ VAT - TVA - IVA

 

 

Viola Historical (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)
Vibrating string lenght: 36 cms
Suggested diameters represent a mean value as inferred from historic sources from the 18th and 19th centuries. From those sources it is possible to ascertain that the viol was strung with the same strings as the violin, minus the E treble and plus an overspun bottom C.
We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time.
With this method the amount of fibers damaged by the abrasive action is noticeably reduced as compared with strings rectified with modern procedures. The advantages are: better stability against climatic changes, longer playing life and better acoustic performance.
The 3rd and 4th strings are made according to F. Galeazzi (Rome 1792).
TYPE EUROS Light Medium Heavy
a

gut

see price list (2X) 85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d

gut

see price list (2X) 112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
g

wound "A"

16.00

Light
(170 equiv gut)

Code 31A

Medium
(175 equiv gut)

Code 32A

Heavy
(180 equiv gut)

Code 33A

g

wound "F"

23.00

Light
(170 equiv gut)

Code 34F

Medium
(175 equiv gut)

Code 35F

Heavy
(180 equiv gut)

Code 36F

C

wound "A"

20.00

Light
(260 equiv gut)

Code 37A

Medium
(270 equiv gut)

Code 38A

Heavy
(275 equiv gut)

Code 39A

C

wound "F"

28.00

Light
(260 equiv gut)

Code 40F

Medium
(270 equiv gut)

Code 41F

Heavy
(275 equiv gut)

Code 42F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

+ VAT - TVA - IVA

 

 

Cello Historical (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)
Vibrating string lenght: 68 cms
Suggested diameters represent a mean value as inferred from historic sources from the 17th and 18th centuries.
We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time.
With this method the amount of fibers damaged by the abrasive action is noticeably reduced as compared with strings rectified with modern procedures. The advantages are: better stability against climatic changes, longer playing life and better acoustic performance.
The overspun 3rd and 4th strings are made according to common17th and 18th centuries string making criteria.
TYPE EUROS Light Medium Heavy
a

gut

see price list 120 HR * 124 HR * 132 HR *
d

gut

see price list 165 HR * 170 HR * 180 HR *
G

wound "A"

26.00

Light
(245 equiv gut)

Code 55A

Medium
(255 equiv gut)

Code 56A

Heavy
(275 equiv gut)

Code 57A

G

wound "F"

36.00

Light
(245 equiv gut)

Code 58F

Medium
(255 equiv gut)

Code 59F

Heavy
(275 equiv gut)

Code 60F

C

wound "A"

33.00

Light
(365 equiv gut)

Code 61A

Medium
(375 equiv gut)

Code 62A

Heavy
(410 equiv gut)

Code  63A

C

wound "F"

46.00

Light
(365 equiv gut)

Code 64F

Medium
(375 equiv gut)

Code 65F

Heavy
(410 equiv gut)

Code 66F


* in alternative you can use the HT gut type
+ VAT - TVA - IVA
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