Oud

€2.30 – €22.00 + VAT

All these types are made in standard tension (3.4 Kg average for each string).

Full sets and single strings for Arabic, Iraqi and Turkish Oud. Treble strings are made with a newly discovered bioplastic and high-performance acoustic that we call Sugar. Wound strings are made of an-allergic red copper with low noisiness under the left hand’s fingers

String conversion: Sugar gauge = Nylon gauge x .91

example: .71 mm Nylon x .91= .646 mm Sugar ( in practice .65 mm)

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Aquila Arabic and Turkish oud D or E unwound string: why not a wound one?

On the Arabic and Turkish oud sets, the 3rd strings (D and E note) are normally wound (as well as the 4th D on the Iraqi oud set). A wound string has a bright sound but, at the same time, it is fragile, expensive and gets rusty in a short time.

Aquila Corde has introduced a new invention: the 3rd unwound strings. These strings are made using a special bio-plastic loaded with metal powder in order to increase the density. The performances are far better than a traditional wound string.

The new unwound strings last for a long time, they are very stable, and they have a perfectly smooth polished surface.

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