Synthetic strings F-Red Series

The F-Red Series are the new synthetic strings for bowed instruments, developed by Aquila Corde Armoniche as a valid alternative to natural gut. They are made with plant-derived plastics, including a sugar-cane compound that was recently discovered in Italy. Wound strings use varnished copper wire instead of silver-plated copper.
Eco-sustainable, stable in intonation and durable, the sets have been designed for the following instruments:

  • Violin, Violoncello, Bass Gamba (two degrees of tension)
  • Viola, Doublebass, Violon in G, Tenor Gamba, Treble Gamba (one single degree of tension)

Notice:

  • to avoid damages, do not cut the strings; in case you want to shorten them, first spread some quick glue around the point where you want to cut;
  • once installed, before you start playing them, it’s important to apply some rosin on the portion of the string that will come into contact with the bow.
To learn more

How to properly install the new F-Red Series

La tirata

“Tirata” is a term used by string makers of the great Italian tradition. It represented the “tiro”, i.e. the length of string that was sufficient for the desired instrument. We decided to reintroduce it in our vocabulary to specify the length of the strings, which will no longer be indicated in centimeters.
For example, 120 cm correspond to 2 string lengths on a violin (2 “tirate”), but 1 string length on a cello (1 “tirata”), and so on.


Available sets and single strings

SKUNameGaugeLengthGut EquivalentPriceBuyhf:att:pa_diametrohf:att:pa_lunghezzahf:att:pa_budello-equivalentehf:att:pa_accordaturahf:att:pa_composizione-muta-cordahf:att:pa_custodiahf:att:pa_diametro-effettivohf:att:pa_gaugehf:att:pa_kithf:att:pa_lengthhf:att:pa_modello-tagliahf:att:pa_muta-5-corde-dbgdghf:att:pa_tastierahf:att:pa_tensionehf:att:pa_version
01FGFG synthetic strings set for Violin - Medium39.31 + VAT
media-en
02FGFG synthetic strings set for Violin - Superior41.16 + VAT
superiore-en
01FG#1VIOLIN "E" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.67 mm1 tirata0.64 mm4.91 + VAT
0-67-mm-en1-tirata-en0-64-mm-en
01FG#2VIOLIN "A" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.85 mm1 tirata0.82 mm5.87 + VAT
0-85-mm-en1-tirata-en0-82-mm-en
01FG#3VIOLIN "D" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.16 mm1 tirata1.08 mm7.39 + VAT
1-16-mm-en1-tirata-en1-08-mm-en
01FG#4VIOLIN "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.55 mm27.04 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-55-mm-en
02FG#1VIOLIN "E" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.70 mm1 tirata0.68 mm4.91 + VAT
0-7-mm-en1-tirata-en0-68-mm-en
02FG#2VIOLIN "A" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.91 mm1 tirata0.88 mm5.87 + VAT
0-91-mm-en1-tirata-en0-88-mm-en
02FG#3VIOLIN "D" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.19 mm1 tirata1.16 mm9.51 + VAT
1-19-mm-en1-tirata-en1-16-mm-en
02FG#4VIOLIN "G" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.65 mm27.04 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-65-mm-en
03FGFG synthetic strings set for Viola - Medium70.22 + VAT
media-en
03FG#1VIOLA "A" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.92 mm1 tirata0.91 mm7.39 + VAT
0-92-mm-en1-tirata-en0-91-mm-en
03FG#2VIOLA "D" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.26 mm1 tirata1.24 mm10.73 + VAT
1-26-mm-en1-tirata-en1-24-mm-en
03FG#3VIOLA "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.80 mm28.23 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-80-mm-en
03FG#4VIOLA "C" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.75 mm34.40 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-75-mm-en
04FGFG synthetic strings set for Cello - Medium117.66 + VAT
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05FGFG synthetic strings set for Cello - Superior121.42 + VAT
superiore-en
04FG#1CELLO "A" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.18 mm1 tirata1.16 mm17.30 + VAT
1-18-mm-en1-tirata-en1-16-mm-en
04FG#2CELLO "D" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.57 mm1 tirata1.55 mm22.17 + VAT
1-57-mm-en1-tirata-en1-55-mm-en
04FG#3CELLO "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.40 mm44.24 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-40-mm-en
04FG#4CELLO "C" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata3.60 mm51.60 + VAT
1-tirata-en3-60-mm-en
05FG#1CELLO "A" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.27 mm1 tirata1.24 mm19.50 + VAT
1-27-mm-en1-tirata-en1-24-mm-en
05FG#2CELLO "D" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.66 mm1 tirata1.65 mm24.29 + VAT
1-66-mm-en1-tirata-en1-65-mm-en
05FG#3CELLO "G" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.60 mm44.24 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-60-mm-en
05FG#4CELLO "C" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata3.90 mm51.60 + VAT
1-tirata-en3-90-mm-en
08FGFG synthetic strings set for Soprano - Medium75.55 + VAT
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08FG#1SOPRANO GAMBA "d" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.66 mm1 tirata0.62 mm3.95 + VAT
0-66-mm-en1-tirata-en0-62-mm-en
08FG#2SOPRANO GAMBA "a" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.80 mm1 tirata0.79 mm5.87 + VAT
0-8-mm-en1-tirata-en0-79-mm-en
08FG#3SOPRANO GAMBA "e" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.01 mm1 tirata1.04 mm7.39 + VAT
1-01-mm-en1-tirata-en1-04-mm-en
08FG#4SOPRANO GAMBA "C" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.29 mm1 tirata1.28 mm10.73 + VAT
1-29-mm-en1-tirata-en1-28-mm-en
08FG#5SOPRANO GAMBA "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.60 mm27.04 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-60-mm-en
08FG#6SOPRANO GAMBA "D" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.20 mm31.91 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-20-mm-en
09FGFG synthetic strings set for Tenor - Medium75.55 + VAT
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09FG#1TENOR GAMBA "g" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.66 mm1 tirata0.62 mm3.95 + VAT
0-66-mm-en1-tirata-en0-62-mm-en
09FG#2TENOR GAMBA "d" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.80 mm1 tirata0.79 mm5.87 + VAT
0-8-mm-en1-tirata-en0-79-mm-en
09FG#3TENOR GAMBA "a" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.01 mm1 tirata1.04 mm7.39 + VAT
1-01-mm-en1-tirata-en1-04-mm-en
09FG#4TENOR GAMBA "f" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.29 mm1 tirata1.28 mm10.73 + VAT
1-29-mm-en1-tirata-en1-28-mm-en
09FG#5TENOR GAMBA "C" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.60 mm27.04 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-60-mm-en
09FG#6TENOR GAMBA "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.20 mm31.91 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-20-mm-en
10FGSynthetic set FG for 7-string Bass - Medium165.42 + VAT
media-en
12FGSynthetic set FG for 7-string Bass - Superior167.26 + VAT
superiore-en
11FGSynthetic set FG for 6-string Bass - Medium119.98 + VAT
media-en
13FGSynthetic set FG for 6-string Bass - Superior121.82 + VAT
superiore-en
10FG#1BASS GAMBA "d" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.79 mm1 tirata0.76 mm10.67 + VAT
0-79-mm-en1-tirata-en0-76-mm-en
10FG#2BASS GAMBA "a" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.98 mm1 tirata0.94 mm13.43 + VAT
0-98-mm-en1-tirata-en0-94-mm-en
10FG#3BASS GAMBA "e" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.22 mm1 tirata1.24 mm19.50 + VAT
1-22-mm-en1-tirata-en1-24-mm-en
10FG#4BASS GAMBA "c" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.55 mm1 tirata1.55 mm22.17 + VAT
1-55-mm-en1-tirata-en1-55-mm-en
10FG#5BASS GAMBA "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.00 mm40.56 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-00-mm-en
10FG#6BASS GAMBA "D" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.70 mm45.44 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-70-mm-en
10FG#7BASS GAMBA "A" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata3.60 mm45.44 + VAT
1-tirata-en3-60-mm-en
12FG#1BASS GAMBA "d" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.86 mm1 tirata0.82 mm10.67 + VAT
0-86-mm-en1-tirata-en0-82-mm-en
12FG#2BASS GAMBA "a" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.12 mm1 tirata1.00 mm13.43 + VAT
1-12-mm-en1-tirata-en1-00-mm-en
12FG#3BASS GAMBA "e" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.26 mm1 tirata1.32 mm19.50 + VAT
1-26-mm-en1-tirata-en1-32-mm-en
12FG#4BASS GAMBA "c" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.75 mm1 tirata1.65 mm24.29 + VAT
1-75-mm-en1-tirata-en1-65-mm-en
12FG#5BASS GAMBA "G" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.10 mm40.56 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-10-mm-en
12FG#6BASS GAMBA "D" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.80 mm45.44 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-80-mm-en
12FG#7BASS GAMBA "A" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata3.70 mm45.44 + VAT
1-tirata-en3-70-mm-en
14FGFG synthetic strings set for G Violon - Medium336.94 + VAT
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14FG#1G VIOLON "g" SUPERIOR TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.16 mm1 tirata1.16 mm28.98 + VAT
1-16-mm-en1-tirata-en1-16-mm-en
14FG#2G VIOLON "d" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.50 mm1 tirata1.50 mm35.14 + VAT
1-50-mm-en1-tirata-en1-50-mm-en
14FG#3G VIOLON "a" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.00 mm49.50 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-00-mm-en
14FG#4G VIOLON "f" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata2.60 mm79.95 + VAT
1-tirata-en2-60-mm-en
14FG#5G VIOLON "C" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata3.30 mm85.92 + VAT
1-tirata-en3-30-mm-en
14FG#6G VIOLON "G" MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata4.30 mm108.00 + VAT
1-tirata-en4-30-mm-en
15FGFG synthetic strings set for Viola D'Amore - Medium109.70 + VAT
media-en
15FG#1d" VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.64 mm1 tirata0.64 mm8.10 + VAT
0-64-mm-en1-tirata-en0-64-mm-en
15FG#2a' VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.82 mm1 tirata0.82 mm9.66 + VAT
0-82-mm-en1-tirata-en0-82-mm-en
15FG#3F#' VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.91 mm1 tirata0.91 mm12.24 + VAT
0-91-mm-en1-tirata-en0-91-mm-en
15FG#4d VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.08 mm1 tirata1.08 mm15.73 + VAT
1-08-mm-en1-tirata-en1-08-mm-en
15FG#5a VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata24.67 + VAT
1-tirata-en
15FG#6D VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata29.67 + VAT
1-tirata-en
15FG#7A VIOLA D'AMORE MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata34.19 + VAT
1-tirata-en
16FGFG synthetic strings set for Pardessus - Medium68.00 + VAT
media-en
16FG#1g” PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.48 mm1 tirata0.44 mm5.34 + VAT
0-48-mm-en1-tirata-en0-44-mm-en
16FG#2d” PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.60 mm1 tirata0.56 mm6.81 + VAT
0-6-mm-en1-tirata-en0-56-mm-en
16FG#3a’ PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC0.77 mm1 tirata0.73 mm8.92 + VAT
0-77-mm-en1-tirata-en0-73-mm-en
16FG#4e’ PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1.22 mm1 tirata0.88 mm10.67 + VAT
1-22-mm-en1-tirata-en0-88-mm-en
16FG#5c’ PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.20 mm19.50 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-20-mm-en
16FG#6g PARDESSUS MEDIUM TENSION - SYNTHETIC1 tirata1.60 mm27.10 + VAT
1-tirata-en1-60-mm-en