Loaded synthetic "CD" type strings for lute basses and meanes, and "CDL" type for long diapasons on theorbos and archlutes

CD type strings are loaded synthetic strings used for basses and meanes of Lute and Baroque Guitar, characterized by a high, standardized specific weight, achieved by loading the material with very thin metallic Copper powder during the extrusion process (we do not use Mercury or Lead compounds).

CDL type strings, instead, are suggested for long diapasons in middle-length neck extensions of theorbos and archlutes. The glazed surface is similar to the rectified natural gut. The strong, warm and percussive tone, without the excessive brightness typical of a modern wound string, is perfectly consistent with the tone and dynamics character of the higher strings, whether they are gut or synthetic strings.

Excellent tuning stability: far better than any plain gut, synthetic or wound string available today.

 

Notice!

Due to their lower density, the diameters of the CD and CDL strings are larger than the corresponding wound strings – under the same tension and frequency. Therefore it may be necessary to widen the holes on the bridge and on the pegs to a certain extent. Please check the actual diameters of the CD and CDL strings in the following tables.

WARNING

We have noticed that at times people want to install CD strings on the 5th course of single strung instruments that have high tensions (such as Theorbo/Chitarrone). This implies a high risk of breakages, because CD strings are designed to be used as basses (therefore starting from the 6th course onwards) and not for the meanes, where the FL product would be too high.

Therefore, on the 5th course of such instruments, CDL strings must be used.

CD strings on the 5th course: read moreThe FL product: learn more

Loaded synthetic CD type strings for lute basses and meanes

SKUGut EquivalentActual gaugeLengthPriceBuyhf:att:pa_budello-equivalentehf:att:pa_diametro-effettivohf:att:pa_lunghezzahf:att:pa_accordaturahf:att:pa_composizione-muta-cordahf:att:pa_diametrohf: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
75CD0.75 mm0.69 mm120 cm7.30 + VAT
0-75-mm-en-20-69-mm-en120-cm-en0-75-mm-en
80CD0.80 mm0.74 mm120 cm7.30 + VAT
0-800-74-mm-en120-cm-en0-8-mm-en
85CD0.85 mm0.78 mm120 cm7.30 + VAT
0-85-mm-en0-78-mm-en120-cm-en0-85-mm-en
90CD0.90 mm0.83 mm120 cm7.50 + VAT
0-900-83-mm-en120-cm-en0-9-mm-en
95CD0.95 mm0.86 mm120 cm7.50 + VAT
0-95-mm-en0-86-mm-en120-cm-en0-95-mm-en
100CD1.00 mm0.92 mm120 cm7.50 + VAT
1-00-mm-en0-92-mm-en120-cm-en1-mm-en
105CD1.05 mm0.95 mm120 cm7.50 + VAT
1-05-mm-en0-95-mm-en120-cm-en1-05-mm-en
110CD1.10 mm1.01 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-10-mm-en1-01-mm-en120-cm-en1-10-mm-en
115CD1.15 mm0.94 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-15-mm-en0-94-mm-en120-cm-en1-15-mm-en
120CD1.20 mm0.98 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-20-mm-en0-98-mm-en120-cm-en1-20-mm-en
125CD1.25 mm1.01 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-25-mm-en1-01-mm-en120-cm-en1-25-mm-en
130CD1.30 mm1.05 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-30-mm-en1-05-mm-en120-cm-en1-30-mm-en
135CD1.35 mm1.09 mm120 cm7.80 + VAT
1-35-mm-en1-09-mm-en120-cm-en1-35-mm-en
140CD1.40 mm1.11 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-40-mm-en1-11-mm-en120-cm-en1-40-mm-en
145CD1.45 mm1.16 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-45-mm-en1-16-mm-en120-cm-en1-45-mm-en
150CD1.50 mm1.19 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-50-mm-en1-19-mm-en120-cm-en1-50-mm-en
155CD1.55 mm1.24 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-55-mm-en1-24-mm-en120-cm-en1-55-mm-en
160CD1.60 mm1.26 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-60-mm-en1-26-mm-en120-cm-en1-60-mm-en
165CD1.65 mm1.32 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-65-mm-en1-32-mm-en120-cm-en1-65-mm-en
170CD1.70 mm1.36 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-70-mm-en1-36-mm-en120-cm-en1-70-mm-en
175CD1.75 mm1.39 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-75-mm-en1-39-mm-en120-cm-en1-75-mm-en
180CD1.80 mm1.42 mm120 cm8.30 + VAT
1-80-mm-en1-42-mm-en120-cm-en1-80-mm-en
185CD1.85 mm1.48 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
1-85-mm-en1-48-mm-en120-cm-en1-85-mm-en
190CD1.90 mm1.51 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
1-90-mm-en1-51-mm-en120-cm-en1-90-mm-en
195CD1.95 mm1.53 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
1-95-mm-en1-53-mm-en120-cm-en1-95-mm-en
200CD2.00 mm1.58 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
2-00-mm-en1-58-mm-en120-cm-en2-00-mm-en
210CD2.10 mm1.63 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
2-10-mm-en1-63-mm-en120-cm-en2-10-mm-en
220CD2.20 mm1.68 mm120 cm8.90 + VAT
2-20-mm-en1-68-mm-en120-cm-en2-20-mm-en

Loaded synthetic CDLtype strings for long diapasons in middle-length neck extensions of theorbos and archlutes.

SKUGut EquivalentActual gaugeLengthPriceBuyhf:att:pa_budello-equivalentehf:att:pa_diametro-effettivohf:att:pa_lunghezzahf:att:pa_accordaturahf:att:pa_composizione-muta-cordahf:att:pa_diametrohf: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
90CDL0.90 mm0.81 mm150 cm9.20 + VAT
0-900-81150-cm-en0-9-mm-en
95CDL0.95 mm0.86 mm150 cm9.20 + VAT
0-95-mm-en0-86-mm-en150-cm-en0-95-mm-en
100CDL1.00 mm0.90 mm150 cm9.20 + VAT
1-00-mm-en0-90-mm-en150-cm-en1-mm-en
105CDL1.05 mm0.95 mm150 cm9.20 + VAT
1-05-mm-en0-95-mm-en150-cm-en1-05-mm-en
110CDL1.10 mm0.99 mm150 cm9.20 + VAT
1-10-mm-en0-99-mm-en150-cm-en1-10-mm-en
115CDL1.15 mm1.04 mm150 cm9.80 + VAT
1-15-mm-en1-04-mm-en150-cm-en1-15-mm-en
120CDL1.20 mm1.08 mm150 cm9.80 + VAT
1-20-mm-en1-08-mm-en150-cm-en1-20-mm-en
125CDL1.25 mm1.12 mm150 cm9.80 + VAT
1-25-mm-en1-12-mm-en150-cm-en1-25-mm-en
130CDL1.30 mm1.17 mm150 cm9.80 + VAT
1-30-mm-en1-17-mm-en150-cm-en1-30-mm-en
135CDL1.35 mm1.21 mm150 cm9.80 + VAT
1-35-mm-en1-21-mm-en150-cm-en1-35-mm-en
140CDL1.40 mm1.26 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-40-mm-en1-26-mm-en150-cm-en1-40-mm-en
145CDL1.45 mm1.30 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-45-mm-en1-30-mm-en150-cm-en1-45-mm-en
150CDL1.50 mm1.35 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-50-mm-en1-35-mm-en150-cm-en1-50-mm-en
155CDL1.55 mm1.40 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-55-mm-en1-40-mm-en150-cm-en1-55-mm-en
160CDL1.60 mm1.44 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-60-mm-en1-44-mm-en150-cm-en1-60-mm-en
165CDL1.65 mm1.48 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-65-mm-en1-48-mm-en150-cm-en1-65-mm-en
170CDL1.70 mm1.53 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-70-mm-en1-53-mm-en150-cm-en1-70-mm-en
175CDL1.75 mm1.57 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-75-mm-en1-57-mm-en150-cm-en1-75-mm-en
180CDL1.80 mm1.60 mm150 cm10.30 + VAT
1-80-mm-en1-60-mm-en150-cm-en1-80-mm-en