Strings for Baroque Guitar

String Gauge Converter

Our sets are based on the system used by Robert de Visée and Francesco Corbetta, with the 4th course in octave and the 5th course re-entrant.

We offer both synthetic strings (type NNG) and gut strings (type HL).

Baroque Guitar with a vibrating length of 65 ÷ 67 cm

The suggested setting has been calculated on a vibrating length of 65 cm and a tension of about 3 Kg.

1° Course

The first course can composed of a single string or double strings.
For single strings we recommend a 48NNG, while for double strings we recommend a pair of 42NNG.

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
42HL42HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.42 mm90 cm4.60 + VAT
48HL48HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.48 mm120 cm5.00 + VAT
42NNG42NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.42 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT
48NNG48NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.48 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT

2° Course

Recommended quantity: 2pcs

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
56HL56HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.56 mm120 cm5.90 + VAT
56NNG56NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.56 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

3° Course

Recommended quantity: 2pcs

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
76HL76HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.76 mm120 cm9.20 + VAT
76NNG76NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.76 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

4° Course

Double strings in octaves

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
48HL48HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.48 mm120 cm5.00 + VAT
91HL91HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.91 mm120 cm11.60 + VAT
48NNG48NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.48 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT
91NNG91NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.91 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

5° Course

We suggest a re-entrant fifth course following the indications of Robert de Visée and Francesco Corbetta:
one 64NNG + 120CD or one 64NNG + 120D

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
120CD120CD - Loaded synthetic bass string1.20 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
120D120D - Wound string for lute1.20 mm equivalent gut105 cm3.20 + VAT
64NNG64NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.64 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT
64HL64HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.64 mm120 cm7.70 + VAT

Baroque Guitar with a vibrating length of 68 ÷ 72 cm

The suggested setting has been calculated on a vibrating length of 70 cm and a tension of about 3.2 Kg.

1° Course

The first course can be single or in pairs.
For single strings we recommend a 46NNG, while for double string we recommend a pair of 40NNG.

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
40HL40HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.40 mm90 cm4.60 + VAT
46HL46HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.46 mm90 cm5.00 + VAT
40NNG40NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.40 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT
46NNG46NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.46 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT

2° Course

Recommended quantity: 2pcs

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
54HL54HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.54 mm120 cm5.90 + VAT
54NNG54NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.54 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

3° Course

Recommended quantity: 2pcs

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
73HL73HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.73 mm120 cm7.70 + VAT
73NNG73NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.73 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

4° Course

Double strings in octaves

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
46HL46HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.46 mm90 cm5.00 + VAT
88HL88HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.88 mm120 cm9.20 + VAT
46NNG46NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.46 mm110 cm3.30 + VAT
88NNG88NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.88 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT

5° Course

We suggest a re-entrant fifth course following the indications of Robert de Visée and Francesco Corbetta:
one 64NNG + 115CD  or one 64NNG + 116D

SKUNameGaugeLengthPriceBuy
62HL62HL - Oiled smooth gut string0.62 mm120 cm6.20 + VAT
62NNG62NNG - New Nylgut® synthetic string0.62 mm120 cm3.30 + VAT
116D116D - Wound string for lute1.16 mm equivalent gut105 cm3.40 + VAT
115CD115CD - Loaded synthetic bass string1.15 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT