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Aquila Super Nylgut Ukulele

Super Nylgut®

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New Nylgut®

Aquila Red Series Ukulele

Red Series®

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Bionylon®

Aquila budello naturale

Genuine gut

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Lava Series®

 

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 LAVA SERIES®  SETS

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Aquila Strings proudly presents the NEW LAVA SERIES® ukulele strings.

A grey-black string colored with a touch of mother-of-pearl inspired by “volcanic rocks”.

Our Lava Series®, naturally inspired by volcano, an hawaiian symbol of new life, is our respectful homage to the hawaiian people who made the ukulele worldwide famous and share their happiness with thousand of people all around the world.

The Lava Series® strings maintain the same identical mechanical and sound propieties of our famous white-pearl Supernylgut® ukulele strings.

Enjoy it!

PRICES

Size Tuning Description Code set’s composition euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers)
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA Set Soprano High G 110U SUPER NYLGUT® 6,80
Set Soprano Low G 111U SUPER NYLGUT®
(1 wound string)
7,20

CONCERT Key of C – GCEA Set Concert High G 112U SUPER NYLGUT® 6,80
Set Concert Low G 113U SUPER NYLGUT®
(1 wound string)
7,20

TENOR Key of C – GCEA Set Tenor High G 114U SUPER NYLGUT® 6,80
Set Tenor Low G 115U SUPER NYLGUT®
(1 wound string)
7,20
Key of C – GCEA Tenor set 6 strings – gCcEAa 118U SUPER NYLGUT®
(1 wound string)
8,80
Tenor set 8 strings -GgCcEEAA 119U SUPER NYLGUT®
(1 wound string)
9,80

BARITONE Baritone DGBE (low D) BARITONE SET 4 strings 116U SUPER NYLGUT®
(2 wounded strings)
11,00
Baritone GCEA High G Baritone GCEA High G (no wound) 117U no wound 6,80


 RED SERIES® SETS &  SINGLE LOW G STRINGS

Aquila Red Series Ukulele

The RED SERIES® sets: a unique look and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase a string’s gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That make the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled; the thicker the string, the duller the sound. Our revolutionary new approach—never introduced before us—changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge unchanged.

 

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The result is amazing—the instrument sounds brighter, more powerful and more responsive through the entire range of the fret board. The strings also maintain their intonation better (because thicker strings need to be fretted harder, pulling them farther out of tune). Until now, this result was reached only with harps where the scale of the strings is continuously varied. RED SERIES® sets provide superior performance over traditional strings for musicians who love clear, sharp sounds and powerful voicing across the full scale of the instrument. You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.

UNWOUND UKULELE LOW G STRINGS

Who never dreamed of tuning the ukulele in low G, without using a fourth wound string type? Wound strings indeed, together with the quality of sound power shows problems that in ukulele are very considered… We are happy to announce that we managed to won a difficult technological challenge (already tried by many others but without success): unwound fourth strings now finally exist. From now, you will finally be able to tune your ukulele in Low G ensuring sound power,sound quality and intonation on frets better than the fluorocarbon strings fully integrated with that of the upper treble strings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information read RED SERIES®

PRICES

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 83U RED SERIES® 7,30
SOPRANO SET Low G 84U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 4th Low G 70U RED SERIES® 2,30

CONCERT Key of C – GCEA CONCERT REGULAR SET high G 85U RED SERIES® 7,30
CONCERT SET Low G 86U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 3rd C 77U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th Low G 71U RED SERIES® 2,30

TENOR key of C – GCEA TENOR REGULAR SET high G 87U RED SERIES® 7,30
TENOR SET Low G 88U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 3rd C 78U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th Low G 72U RED SERIES® 2,40
1st A unwound Tenor 6 strings 75U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th G unwound Tenor 8 strings 76U RED SERIES® 2,40

BARITONE DGBE (low D) BARITONE SET 4 corde 89U 2 wound* 8,40
Single strings 3rd G 73U RED SERIES® 2,40
4th D 74U RED SERIES® 2,50
3rd G for 6 and 8 strings tuning 108U RED SERIES® 2,40
4th D for 6 and 8 strings tuning 109U RED SERIES® 2,50

BANJO UKE GCEA BANJO UKE SET high G 90U RED SERIES® 7,30
Single strings 3rd C 79U RED SERIES® 2,30
*Warning: the set is composed by 1st and 2nd plain RED SERIES® strings and two wound. The set with all RED SERIES® strings is not acoustically balanced.

Genuine gut sets

Aquila budello naturale

Since the Ukulele appeared (approx. in 1874), gut strings was the only choice available. The gut strings initially used were those of the Violin (first and second string) and then in the ’30s, appeared the specific set for Ukulele. By the production of modern synthetic materials and in particular of Nylon (1938), the strings to use music finally ensured a low cost, a good long life and high stability to climate changes. Despite this, with the decline of gut something important was lost: its special feel and its ability to imitate at best human voice, this quality for decades could not be recovered. Made by hand as before, the gut strings of these sets allow you to enjoy the authentic sounds of the ‘Roaring Twenties’. We would like to stress the word ‘authentic’. As researchers of strings and historical f set-up of the past (see ‘ Strings for Early Music) not because we are interested in proposing a set up of gut strings made by modern standards, i.e. stiff varnishes gut strings. This solution give a better lifetime but do the sound duller and different than those of natural gut. On the contrary, we are interested in a recovery as exact as possible not only of the string technology of the time when the instrument was developed but especially the forgotten sounds that we can now enjoy only in old records. To achieve our goal we had to undertake a research that can be described as ‘archaeological’ which included the collection and measurement of Ukulele gut strings of different set up of that time. We are the first to present again to the world these set up exactly reconstructed.

PRICES

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 1U Genuine gut 22,00

BANJO UKE Key of C – GCEA BANJO UKE SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 43U Genuine gut 36,00

Bionylon® sets

Aquila Bionylon Ukulele Bio Nylon logo

PRICES

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 57U BIONYLON® 4,90
SOPRANO SET Low G 58U 1 wound 5,10
Single strings Low G 6U Wound 2,30

CONCERT Key of C – GCEA CONCERT REGULAR SET high G 59U BIONYLON® 4,90
CONCERT SET Low G 60U 1 wound 5,10
Single strings Low G 9U Wound 2,40

TENOR Key of C – GCEA TENOR REGULAR SET high G 63U BIONYLON® 4,90
TENOR SET Low G 65U 1 wound 5,10
Single strings Low G 16U Wound 2,50

New Nylgut®  Sets

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PRICES

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 4U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
SOPRANO SET Low G 5U 1 wound 7,20
Key of D – ADF#B SOPRANO SET high A 33U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
In Fifths – mandolin tuning SOPRANO SET GDAe 30U 1 wound 7,20
Single strings 4th Low G 6U Wound 2,40

CONCERT Chiave di C – GCEA CONCERT SET high G 7U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
55U 1 RED SERIES® (3rd string) 7,20
CONCERT SET Low G 8U 1 wound 7,20
In Fifths – mandolin tuning CONCERT SET CGDA 31U 2 wound 7,90
Single strings 4th Low G 9U Wound 2,40
3rd mandola tuning G 9U Wound 2,40
4th mandola tuning C 46U Wound 2,50

TENOR Chiave di C – GCEA TENOR SET high G 10U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
13U 1 RED SERIES® (3rd string) 7,20
TENOR SET Low G 15U 1 wound 7,20
DGBE TENOR SET high D 11U 1 RED SERIES® 7,20
Key of C – GCEA TENOR SET 6 strings – gCcEAa 17U 1 RED SERIES® 8,80
TENOR SET 8 strings – GgCcEEAA 19U 1 RED SERIES® 9,80
Single strings 4th Low G 16U Wound 2,50

BARITONE DGBE (low D) BARITONE SET 4 strings 21U 2 wound 7,90
BARITONE SET 6 strings – DGgBee 24U 2 RED SERIES® 11,00
BARITONE SET 8 strings – DdGgbbee 26U 2 RED SERIES® 13,60
GCEA BARITONE SET high G 23U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
Single strings 3rd aluminium wound 49U Wound 2,50
4th D 22U Wound 2,50

BANJO UKE GCEA BANJO UKE SET high G 42U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
28U 1 RED SERIES® (3rd string) 7,60

IUKE / MINIUKE GCEA IUKE / MINIUKE SET standard 95U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80
IUKE / MINIUKE SET Piccolo tuning (high octave) 94U NEW NYLGUT® 6,80

SUPERNYLGUT® SETS

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PRICES

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 100U SUPERNYLGUT® 7,30
SOPRANO SET Low G 101U SUPERNYLGUT® (1 RED SERIES®) 7,80
Single strings Low G 70U RED SERIES® 2,30

CONCERT Key of C – GCEA CONCERT REGULAR SET high G 103U SUPERNYLGUT® 7,30
CONCERT SET Low G 104U SUPERNYLGUT® (1 RED SERIES®) 7,80
Single strings Low G 71U RED SERIES® 2,30

TENOR Key of C – GCEA TENOR REGULAR SET high G 106U SUPERNYLGUT® 7,30
TENOR SET Low G 107U SUPERNYLGUT® (1 RED SERIES®) 7,80
Single strings Low G 72U RED SERIES® 2,40

Diameters & tensions

Scale/Strings 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Soprano regolare .60 mm, 3.7 Kg .77 mm, 3.2 Kg .92 mm, 3.0 Kg .65 mm, 3.4 Kg
Soprano low G .60 mm, 3.7 Kg .77mm, 3.2 Kg .92 mm, 3.0 Kg wound, 3.4 Kg
Concerto reg .62 mm, 4.1 Kg .80 mm, 3.5 Kg .95 mm, 3.3 Kg .67 mm, 3.7 Kg
Concerto low G .62 mm, 4.1 Kg .80 mm, 3.5 Kg .95 mm, 3.3 Kg wound, 3.6 Kg
Tenore tutto nylgut, high g .65 mm, 6.7 Kg .82 mm, 5.9 Kg .97 mm, 5.3Kg .70 mm, 6.3 Kg
Tenor low G .65 mm, 6.7 Kg .82 mm, 5.9 Kg .97mm, 5.3Kg wound, 6.2 Kg
Tenore 1 filata high G .65 mm, 6.7 Kg .82 mm, 5.9 Kg wound, 5.2 Kg .70 mm, 6.3 Kg
Tenor eEBGD .84 mm, 5.9 Kg 1.04mm, 5.1Kg wound, 4.9 Kg .92mm, 5.6 Kg
Tenore 6 corde .62 mm, 4.1 Kg wound , 4.1Kg .82mm, 3.8 Kg .50 mm, 3.7 Kg .95 mm, 3.6 Kg .70 mm, 4.0 Kg
Tenore 8 corde .62 mm, 4.1 Kg .62 mm, “ “ .77 mm, 3.8 Kg .77 mm, “ “ .50 mm, 3.7 Kg .95 mm, 3.6 Kg .67 mm, 4.0 Kg wound, 4.0 Kg
Baritone DGBE .67mm, 5.3 Kg .88 mm, 4.7 Kg wound, 4.6 Kg wound, 4.4 Kg
Baritone GCEA .62 mm, 4.4 Kg .80 mm, 3.8 Kg .95 mm, 3.6 Kg .67 mm, 4.1 Kg
Baritone 6 corde .62 mm, 5.3 Kg .62 mm, “ “ .92 mm, 4.7 Kg .62 mm, 6.4 Kg wound, 4.6 Kg Wound, 4.4 Kg
Baritone 8 strings .62 mm, 5.3 Kg .62 mm, “ “ .82 mm, 4.7 Kg .82 mm, 4.7 Kg .62 mm, 6.4 Kg wound, 4.6 Kg .77 mm, 5.6 Kg wound. 5.5 Kg
Banjo uke GCEA .62 mm, 4.1 Kg .80 mm, 3.8 Kg wound, 3.6 Kg .67 mm, 4.0 Kg

For calculations: Soprano=13 5/8 scale Concerto= 14 ¾ scale Tenors= 17 scale Baritones= 20 1/8 scale Banjo uke= 17 scale a-pitch = 440 Hz tension= in Kg Nylgut density= 1.3 gr/cm3

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Recent comments

JUHA – Finland
Thank you very much for your kind support!!! Aquila has supported our events since we first begun and you have played a major role in helping us keep ukulele alive here……
SYMON HOLMES – UK
Guys! I have just strung my soprano,concert and banjouke with your red strings, they are awesome! The sound is rich, the tonation beautiful and the low G for the concert uke is a wonder to behold. My instruments have never sounded so good. I thought my other Aquila strings were good…..but these…..WOW! My brother-in-law also plays uses and I have bought him two sets also. Thank you sooooo much for making these strings
Phil Doleman – UK
…Anyway, as a user of your uke strings for as long as I can remember (at least 10 years I’m sure)….I’m not asking for free products, simply to share the fact that I love your strings!
ANDREA PETTINARI – ITALY
Vi vorrei rivolgere i miei più sentiti complimenti per il lavoro che svolgete, e il senso di orgoglio che mi compisce nel pensare che un’azienda italiana lavori in questo modo. Ho iniziato a suonare anche grazie a Voi, e questo ve lo devo.
David Stanley – UK
…My set of Alchemia lasted over four months without losing their tone or their volume. That is a big compliment to the strings. Other strings would occasionally last me six weeks, other strings normally only last me about two weeks!
George Charalampidis – Greece
…I love the sound of Aquila’s Nylgut for Oud and I do not want to buy strings from another company…
Kreg Viesselman – Norway
My luthier, Leonardo Michelin-Salomon of LMS guitars, gave me a set of your strings to try on the guitar he made for me. Simply put, I love them.
Del Ventruella – US
…My first reaction, when I installed this strings, was to tell myself to send Aquila a message and proclaim the guy who came up with these red label strings to be a genius! (Probably tired of hearing that by now…)
Salvatore Pinto – ITALY
…sono bellissime, grazie. siete stati molto gentili continuerò a usare queste corde.
DEAN BECKETT
Thank you for your wonderful customer service, I cannot speak highly enough of your fantastic follow up and I will continue to use Aquila strings and a lot of that has to do with the treatment I have received from you and your Company.
M° Stefano Aruta – Italy
… ieri ho ricevuto le 12 mute di AMBRA che avevo richiesto, ho montato una nuova muta e sento il bisogno di ripeterti quanto detto al telefono a mio parere sono le migliori corde oggi reperibili.
…il mio parere è frutto di una esperienza quarantacinquennale …
Innanzi tutto ho sempre insegnato ai miei allievi che la musica è l’arte di organizzare i suoni ma la matrice di tutto è il suono in sè come mero epifenomeno ed al di la di ogni banale considerazione su potenza , durata , sustain ed altre simili amenità ti ringrazio perché attraverso la tua ricerca hai ridato nobiltà al suono della chitarra , si vede che dietro al tuo lavoro non vi è solo una mera ricerca commerciale , ma un affanno teso alla ricerca del bello in modo da mettere noi musicisti in condizione di dare il meglio…
KIM MEYER – CANADA
Eventually I got my banjo tuned to standard G tuning….
I had to shorten a couple of the strings because of too many wraps around the tuner post, but now it stays in tune.
I love these Nylgut strings…
Andrea Pettinari – ITALY
…felice che un’azienda italiana sia capace di distinguersi per professionalità e innovazione, come Voi fate.
David Stanley – UK
On Nylgut strings…Many listeners have commented on their beautiful clear sound.
These are the best strings I have used in over 50 years of performing & teaching.
M° Domenico Lafasciano
Ho avuto il piacere di provare le corde armoniche Aquila.
Ottimo prodotto, con perfetta intonazione, bellissima cantabilità, prontezza d’attacco,
fascino nel vibrato.
Inoltre la loro lunghezza e morbidezza, rendono anche piacevole il noioso lavoro del cambio
di corde.
Le userò e le raccomando vivamente !
Seoung Don Min
We’re so satisfied with your product.
Thank you for everything and honored I like this nice bright tone and rapid attack response.
also I think (as you written down the back of the pack) tone stability is quite nice
Steve Paull – Australia
The new Red Aquila strings have arrived.
I have tightened the lower G string up to the B above G with no problems.
Many thanks for your kindness and great service.
M° Marcello Appignani
I have tried a lot of different brands of guitar strings but I never heard a sound so fitting to me! I am an ”anomalous” guitarist because I play also on the piano so I cannot have long nails and with the classical guitar strings Alabastro I got the sound I looked for.
REINHOLD KRAUSE
…ok, your loaded long gut string is the best from long time.So am am waiting until you can…
Castellaro Davide – The Utopia Custom shop – Italy
… In questo periodo diversi miei clienti mi chiedono i Vostri prodotti…
M° Massimo Gasbarroni – Italy
Come le accennavo frettolosamente, anch’io come, credo, tutti i chitarristi di questo mondo, abbiamo sempre avuto il problema di reperire delle corde di chitarra con delle prestazioni meccaniche e sonore accettabili.
Quando ero studente, fine anni quaranta-cinquanta ho provato anche le corde di budello e di seta naturalmente.
Ma se andavano bene per piccoli spazi non erano certo adatte ad una moderna sala da concerto, come ad esempio il Teatro Petruzzelli, 3000 posti, dove tenni un concerto senza problemi.
Sembrerebbe, a meno di un colossale abbaglio, che con le sue corde io possa aver finito di soffrire…
Michael Malley – USA
…I love the low g red series for the Ukulele. On my concert uke it works great…
Taro Tamura – Japan
I have web shop ”Spain Guitar Online Shop” in Japan. I have sell mainly Classical guitars,Flamenco guitars and Ukes. I am interested in your ukuleles strings. It’s fantastic.
James Everhart – USA
…I thank you very much for your service. As well as the quality of your product. I am a fan of Aquila strings for life.My ukulele says thank you very much! Have a Great Day!
Julian Roach – UK
… After two weeks of playing on them every day I am still delighted with them….I find them molto cantabile, with excellent sustain, quick in their response and highly responsive to variation in touch. They bring a new kind of sound out of my Sakurai-Kohno, a very ’alive’ kind of sound. I normally play on D’Addario Pro Arte, which I regard both as excellent strings and good value. Alabastros cost a lot more, but I will pay the difference for their distinctive charm. I thought you might like to know that you have a customer in the UK who is very pleased with your strings…
John Kelly – USA
…I have used your strings for years and love them…
Andre Hendriks – NL
A ukuleleshop is not complete whitout Aquila strings
Michael Curry – USA
Alabastro, basses were nice and round, with plenty of edge to cut through, a very good string with lots of volume….
Nylgut- Extremely dynamic string, these are loud with better tone than carbon strings, all the brightness one would ever wantI would keep them on 2 of my 5 guitars though, because the grip on them is amazing, the unbelievable dynamic range, and they are warmer than carbon…. I must admit, I have been using very clear nylon strings over the yearsso nylgut was a nice in-between alternative, I think I will buy more in the future for sure..
The Bionylon felt great under my fingers, and I loved the sustain when I would do a glissando.
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