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Picture nr. 1 : How to stretch Nylgut for a fast & stable intonation
Picture nr. 2 : How to fix the guitar strings
Picture nr. 3 : How to put the wound strings
Picture nr. 4, 5, 6, 7 : Aquila classical guitar envelopes

 

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About the Super nylgut®

INTRODUCTION

Until the mid-20th century the top three strings of the guitar were mounted exclusively in gut, a material that had been used for thousand of years and that combines excellent promptness of attack with brilliance of timbre - very different, in other words, from modern Nylon & Fluocarbon strings. And until recently the typical sound quality of gut has been a constant point of reference for lute-makers, composers and performers alike. A fundamental aim of our research has therefore been to make a new synthetic product having the same acoustic properties as gut - but without its typical defects - (high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying climatic). The Super Nylgut® has precisely these qualities: allowing one, on the one hand, to rediscover the sonorities familiar to the great 19th and 20th century masters; and guaranteeing, on the other, a stability of tuning higher even than that of the best gut and nylon strings.

Please notice

Just like gut, the Super Nylgut® is liable to suffer from cutting edges. Before stringing the instrument do make sure the nut and bridge are free from sharp edges and the nut grooves not too deep and perfectly smooth.
You can get rid of sharp edges with very fine grit sandpaper (600, for example) or the finest steelwool (000).

-The best sound quality develops when the strings have completely set, which may ordinarily take sometime. To achieve a stable intonation in just a few minutes you can repeatedly pinch each string at midlength with your fingers, pull it decidedly sideways and tune it up again. Stop when the string does not pull out of tune anymore.

To learn more about the Nylgut:
www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Himawari/9169/genkonjaku3_E.html

 

 

Which  are the performances of the Nylgut® strings?

 

Hear here Stefano Grondona playing J,. S. Bach with an original Antonio de Torres  guitar (Ed. Stradivarius, October 2010)

 


 

CLASSICAL GUITAR SETS

In lacking of detailed informations we authomatically switch for the Normal tension sets

 



ALABASTRO

Until the mid-20th century all  Treble guitar strings were made in gut, a material that had been used for thousand of years and that combines  good promptness of attack and excellent performances . A fundamental aim of our research has therefore been to design a new synthetic product having the same acoustic properties as gut, but  without its typical defects (high cost, short lifetime, high instability under moisture changes). Our Super Nylgut® has precisely all these good qualities without all these defects.

Its features include promptness of attack, excellent performances and a truly remarkable stability of intonation under moisture changes. The Alabastro Basses, wound with high quality- silver-plated copper, consist of a Super Nylgut® multifilament core that ensures not only a high resistance to tensile stress but also a low absorption of both atmospheric humidity and sweat. Three tension's sets

 

ALABASTRO LIGHT 10.30 Euros, Code: 97C 

ALABASTRO NORMAL 10.30 Euros, Code: 19C

ALABASTRO SUPERIOR 10.30 Euros, Code: 20C

ALABASTRO MIX 10.30 Euros, Code: 106C

 

 

+ IVA - VAT - TVA - (except for non-EU customers)

 

 


PERLA

We are proud  to introduce the Bionylon® bionylon the first  eco-friendly synthetic string in the world. The first three strings are made of rounded, smooth Bionylon® monofilament - a new material discovered by us- that also boasts excellent acoustic and mechanical properties. Bionylon® is 100% a plant’s derivate; this allows a reduction of more of  50% of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere during  the polymer- synthesis than the other common Nylons employed for musical strings.  The bass strings, wound with high quality- silver-plated copper, consist of a  New Nylgut®  multifilament core that ensures not only a high resistance to tensile stress but also a moisture low absorption. This allows a rapid and stable intonation under moisture changes.

 

 

PERLA NORMAL 10.30 Euros, Code: 37C

PERLA SUPERIOR  10.30 Euros, Code: 38C

PERLA MIX  10.30 Euros, Code: 107C

 

+ IVA - VAT - TVA - (except for non-EU customers)

 

 

 

AMBRA 2000

Up to the middle of the 20th century, the only available strings for guitar were gut strings for Trebles and silk wound strings for basses: their acoustical performance was different from that of modern Guitar- setup.
The salient characteristics of the past setups were: a marked tonal presence, response and brightness typical of the top gut string (certainly superior to plain nylon and in some respects closer to fluocarbon strings) while the basses, on the other hand, possessed an exquisitely vocal quality, i.e. not so bright as, and with less sustain than, modern wound on nylon strings and more fundamental heavy.
Our Ambra set was developed  in order to best re-create, by means of modern synthetic materials,  a different feel. This set was conceived for one grade of tension and consists of  -gut coloured Super Nylgut® for Trebles, while for the basses (silvered copper wires wound on Nylgut® multifilament core) we employed a different balance between wire and core in order to obtain  warm and deep performances


 

AMBRA 2000 LIGHT 10.30 Euros, Code:  108C

 

 + IVA - VAT - TVA - (except for non-EU customers)

 

 

GUITALELE/GUILELE  SET 10.30 Euros, Code: 96C  (a; e; c; G; D; A tuning; 42 cms scale)

+ IVA - VAT - TVA - (except for non-EU customers)

 

 

 
10 STRING GUITAR- BASSES (Harp guitar/ baroque 10 string guitar tuning) D; C; B; A
Tension: 6.6 Kg each
 
for the upper 6 strings: we suggest to employ Alabastro normal tension set 19 C code
 
 
4 Basses:  16.50 Euros,  Code: 92C

 

Narciso Yepes 10 string guitar's tuning: coming soon!

 

 

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Aquila guitar tensions (in Kg)
Perla norm Perla sup Alabastro light Alabastro norm Alabastro sup

mi

7.8 Kg

8.3 Kg

8.0 Kg

8.6 Kg

9.6 Kg

 

si

5.9 Kg

6.2 Kg

6.9 Kg

7.4 Kg

8.1 Kg

 

sol

5.6 Kg

5.9 Kg

6.1 Kg

6.8 Kg

7.5 Kg

 

RE

7.4 Kg

7.8 Kg

7.3 Kg

7.4 Kg

7.8 Kg

 

LA

7.7 Kg

8.5 Kg

7.5 Kg

7.7 Kg

8.5 Kg

MI

6.6 Kg

7.5 Kg

6.4 Kg

6.6 Kg

7.5 Kg

 

 

 

Aquila guitar string- gauges (mm)

Note

Perla

normal

Perla

superior

Alabastro

light

Alabastro

normal

Alabastro

superior

mi

.71 mm

.74 mm

.65 mm

.67 mm

.71 mm

 

si

.84 mm

.88 mm

.80 mm

.83 mm

.87 mm

sol

1.02 mm

1.05 mm

.95 mm

1.00 mm

1.05 mm

 

 

RE

.70 mm

.71 mm

.69 mm

.70 mm

.71 mm

 

 

LA

.86 mm

.90 mm

.84 mm

.86 mm

.90 mm

 

 

MI

1.06 mm

1.08 mm

1.05 mm

1.06 mm

1.08 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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