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Violin, Viola, Cello Standard Sets and Historical Sets (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)

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Corda in Budello HT HR

HR gut (demi-rectified oiled strings)

Aquila Budello appesantito C

loaded gut “C”

Corda in Budello HT HR

HV gut (varnished gut strings)

budello venice v

Venice gut V

default

wound “F” (in argento puro)

Aquila pece per archi

Bow rosin

Violin, Viola, Cello: Standard Sets

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For more information read our FAQ

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (stringing type before 1690 ca., calculated for a pitch standard of 415 Hz)

Vibrating string lenght : 32 cm Bare gut string length: 120 cm equal feel profile

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) Light tension Medium tension Heavy tension
e HR gut (2X) 5,50 (light)
7,70 (medium)
7,70 (heavy)
62 HR * 64 HR * 66 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 9,20 (light)
11,60 (medium)
11,60 (heavy)
88 HR * 91 HR * 94 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 16,80 120 HR * 124 HR * 128 HR *
d V gut (2X) 26,40 (light)
26,40 (medium)
31,30 (heavy)
124 V 132 V 140 V
G V gut  (2X) 38,80 (light)
38,80 (medium)
39,00 (heavy)
170 V 180 V 190 V

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (stringing type after 1690 ca., calculated for a pitch standard of 415 Hz)

Vibrating string lenght : 32 cm Bare gut string length: 120 cm scaled tension profile

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) Light tension Medium tension Heavy tension
e HR gut (2X) 5,50 (light)
7,70 (medium)
7,70 (heavy)
62 HR * 64 HR * 66 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 9,20 79 HR * 82 HR * 85 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 11,60(light)
11,60 (medium)
14,90 (heavy)
104 HR * 108 HR * 112 HR *
d open wound “FD” 22,00 Light (108 equiv gut)

Code 4FD**

Medium (112 equiv gut)

Code  5FD**

Heavy (116 equiv gut)

Code 6FD**

G wound “F” 29,39 Light (155 equiv gut)

Code 10F

Medium (160 equiv gut)

Code 11F

Heavy (165 equiv gut)

Code 12F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

** Because of the spacing between the coils of the wirem this kind of string is extremely delicate. read our FAQ n. 47

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLA STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Vibrating string lenght: 36 cm Bare gut string length: 120 cm These sets were conceived bearing in mind the current string standard diameters

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) Light tension Medium tension Heavy tension
a HR gut (2X) 9,20 79 HR * 82 HR * 85 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 11,60 (light)
11,60 (medium)
14,90 (heavy)
104 HR * 108 HR * 112 HR *
g wound “F” 30,69 Light (160 equiv gut)

Code 22F

Medium (165 equiv gut)

Code 23F

Heavy (170 equiv gut)

Code 24F

C wound “F” 37,39 Light (220 equiv gut)

Code 28F

Medium (230 equiv gut)

Code 29F

Heavy (240 equiv gut)

Code 30F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE CELLO STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Vibrating string lenght: 68 cm Bare gut string length: 120 cm These sets were conceived bearing in mind the current string standard diameters.

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) Light tension Medium tension Heavy tension
a HR gut 14,90 (light)
14,90 (medium)
16,80 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 120 HR *
d HR gut 19,10 (light)
19,10 (medium)
20,90 (heavy)
150 HR * 155 HR * 160 HR *
G HR gut **
26,90 (light)
31,40 (medium)
31,40 (heavy)
200 HR * 210 HR * 220 HR *
G wound “F” 48,09 Light (240 equiv gut)

Code 46F

Medium (250 equiv gut)

Code 47F

Heavy (260 equiv gut)

Code 48F

C wound “F” 56,09 Light (360 equiv gut)

Code 52F

Medium (380 equiv gut)

Code 53F

Heavy (390 equiv gut)

Code 54F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type
** for repertoires before 1720 ca. only


Violin, Viola, Cello: Historical Sets (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)

For more information

For more information read our FAQ

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Bare gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 32 cm

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).

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) light tension medium tension heavy tension
e HR gut (2X) 7,70 66 HR * 70 HR * 73 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 9,20 (light)
9,20 (medium)
11,60 (heavy)
85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 14,90 (light)
14,90 (medium)
16,80 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
G wound “F” 29,39 Light (170 equiv gut)

Code 16F

Medium (175 equiv gut)

Code 17F

Heavy (180 equiv gut)

Code 18F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLA STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Bare gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 36 cm

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).

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) light tension medium tension heavy tension
a HR gut 9,20 (light)
9,20 (medium)
11,60 (heavy)
85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d HR gut 14,90 (light)
14,90 (medium)
16,80 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
g wound “F” 30,69 Light (170 equiv gut)

Code 34F

Medium (175 equiv gut)

Code 35F

Heavy (180 equiv gut)

Code 36

C wound “F” 37,39 Light (260 equiv gut)

Code 40F

Medium (270 equiv gut)

Code 41F

Heavy (275 equiv gut)

Code 42F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE CELLO STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Bare gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 68 cm

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.

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

Note string type Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers) light tension medium tension heavy tension
a HV gut 16,80 120 HR * 124 HR * 132 HR *
d HV gut 20,90 (light)
20,90 (medium)
24,00 (heavy)
165 HR * 170 HR * 180 HR *
G wound “F” 48,09 Light (245 equiv gut)

Code 58F

Medium (255 equiv gut)

Code 59F

Heavy (275 equiv gut)

Code 60F

C wound “F” 61,39 Light (365 equiv gut)

Code 64F

Medium (375 equiv gut)

Code 65F

Heavy (410 equiv gut)

Code 66F

* in alternative you can use the HV gut type

Photo gallery

Aquila Strings on the Cannone violin (Paganini's Guarnieri del Gesù)Aquila Strings on the Cannone violin (Paganini's Guarnieri del Gesù)Detalil of the Gaetano Pugnani's portrait, Tourin 1754 (4th silver wound string, upper strings plain gut)Genoa 2002: Original Paganini gut strings (E .71 mm; A .91 mm; D 1.16 mm)Genoa 2002: Paganini's E string