Neapolitan mandolin set, historical setup according to Fouchetti (Paris 1771)

€34.00 + IVA

Notes ee, aa DD, GG ( e:Nylgut a,D:brass, G: silk core wound with silvered copper wire)

This set is manufactured following strictly the data provided by Fouchetti (Paris 1771). It is therefore a setup useful for those who want to rediscover the original sound of the 18 th century Neapolitan mandolin. According to our research, the Parisian pitch of the time was around 390 Hz so we recommend that you tune the instrument to this pitch. It is also possible to tune the mandolin to the modern baroque pitch of 415 Hz.

For the fourth string we choose the combination in octave described by Fouchetti. Considering that it is a reconstruction strictly based on the original data this setup cannot be subject to changes in gauges and type of strings. For the first course, however, we preferred to use a synthetic nylgut string, which imitates at best the performance of the gut strings. In case you prefer strings in natural material and/or the fourth course in unison (option also described in the original method), please specify it in the order.


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