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HV gut (varnished gut strings)

It can be mounted on these instruments

famiglia violino

Violin family

famiglia violino

Gamba family

liuto

Lute and Baroque Guitar

INTRODUCTION

The origin of the employment of gut to make musical strings is lost in the mists of time. Along the centuries manufacturing techniques were gradually refined until they reached the perfection unanimously recognized as the trademark of Italian and French stringmakers in the 17th to 19th century.
The scope of our work, supported by constant research and painstaking experimentation, is to offer natural gut strings produced by modern craftsmen working in the ancient Italian/French string-makers manufacturing criteria that for centuries has been passed on from one generation to the next, sure to offer you the very best of our tradition and aiming to reach the magic of sound that only gut, of all materials, can achieve.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FIELD OF APPLICATION

First choice plain gut strings for general use in high and mid registers. All strings more than 0.50 mm. in diameter are exclusively high twist and undergo a specific processing aiming to ensure maximum elasticity and grant the best acoustical performance, ease of attack and long playing life, as proven by many acoustics and wear-and-tear tests.

 

Varnished strings ( HV type)

Polished varnished gut strings which merge the best of our knowledge of the early string making tradition field and modern treatments aimed to improve stability to climate changes and string durability. These strings have a varnished surface. The varnish we used does not come as casualty but as the result of a careful selection to ensure perfect compatibility with the elasticity of the gut, a perfect contact with the hairs of your bow , maximum protection to mechanical wear, to crease and stability to humidity changes.

Demi-rectified strings (HR type)
The surface of the demi- rectified strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time just to obtain a true string.
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.
We tested these strings for a long time: they best imitate historic hand- polishing in that they damage only a small amount of gut fibers as compared with current rectifying methods.
The advantages are:
an improved stability by climatic changes, longer playing life (similar to those of the vernished ones) and superior acoustical performance.

Owing to the special manufacturing technique employed in the production of the demi-rectified string type, the diameters in this table indicate a mean value.
E.g. a 66 string indicates, in fact, a possible diameter-window between 65 and 67.

IMPORTANT

Gut 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.

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PRICES FOR HV GUT

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

NOTE: gauges are expressed in hundred of millimeters (i.e. 120 = 1,20 mm) gut gauges on the tables are considered at the making standard condition of 20 ° C and 60 % degree of humidity.
CODE Lenght 120 cmeuros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers) Lenght 180 cm euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers) CODE Lenght 120 cm euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers) Lenght 180 cm euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)
38 HV 4,60 / 116 HV 14,90 31,50
40 HV 4,60 / 120 HV 16,80 35,50
42 HV 4,60 / 124 HV 16,80 35,50
44 HV 4,60 / 128 HV 16,80 35,50
46 HV 5,00 / 132 HV 16,80 35,50
48 HV 5,00 / 136 HV 19,10 35,50
50 HV 5,00 / 140 HV 19,10 38,20
52 HV 5,00 / 145 HV 19,10 38,20
54 HV 5,90 / 150 HV 19,10 38,20
56 HV 5,90 / 155 HV 19,10 38,20
58 HV 5,90 / 160 HV 20,90 41,70
60 HV 6,20 11,70 165 HV 20,90 41,70
62 HV 6,20 14,60 170 HV 20,90 41,70
64 HV 7,70 14,60 180 HV 24,00 48,30
66 HV 7,70 14,60 190 HV 26,90 53,80
68 HV 7,70 14,60 200 HV 26,90 53,80
70 HV 7,70 17,10 210 HV 31,40 62,50
73 HV 7,70 17,10 220 HV 31,40 62,50
76 HV 9,20 17,10 230 HV 31,40 62,50
79 HV 9,20 17,10 240 HV 34,40 68,70
82 HV 9,20 17,10 250 HV 34,40 68,70
85 HV 9,20 19,10 260 HV 34,40 68,70
88 HV 9,20 19,10 280 HV 42,90 86,00
91 HV 11,60 19,10 300 HV 42,90 86,00
94 HV 11,60 19,10 320 HV 47,80 89,70
97 HV 11,60 19,10 340 HV 47,80 89,70
100 HV 11,60 19,10 400 HV / 94,10
104 HV 11,60 28,10 420 HV / 98,90
108 HV 11,60 28,10 440 HV / 103,60
112 HV 14,90 31,50 460 HV / 110,60

Gallery

Aquila high twist gut stringsAquila high twist gut strings Giovanni Pietro Pinaroli 'Polyanthea Technica ...' Roma 1718-32 Giovanni Pietro Pinaroli 'Polyanthea Technica ...' Roma 1718-32 Opening pages of the statute of the Roman Strings Makers' Guild, Rome 1642 (Biblioteca Angelica, Rome) Opening pages of the statute of the Roman Strings Makers' Guild, Rome 1642 (Biblioteca Angelica, Rome)