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CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound)

It can be mounted on these instruments

pardessus

Pardessus (Gamba family)

treble

Treble (Gamba family)

 tenore

Tenor (Gamba family)

basso barocco

Bass (baroque) (Gamba family)

violone

G, D Violone (Gamba family)

violino

Violin, viola, cello (Violin Family)

viola d'amore

Viola d’amore (Violin Family)

contrabbasso

Doublebass (Violin Family)

INTRODUCTION

We conceived our “F” (pure silver close wound), “FD” (pure silver open wound) type-strings with the aim of recovering the typical materials and proportions of the wound strings in use in the 18th and 19th century (round wires, no silk between the metal wire and the gut-core): rather different from modern strings, as supported by historical sources and by measurements taken from many original string fragments in museums.

Hereby we would also like to remind you to use our “C” type loaded gut strings when performing late 16th and hearly 17th century music; our “FD”  type on French 18th Century-repertoires (3rd D Violine; 4th Bass Viola da Gamba C); in the strictest respect to historical authenticity.

 

TECHNICAL FEATURES and FIELD OF APPLICATION

For more information

For more information read our FAQ and also Bow Wound Strings: our criterias

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR PARDESSUS

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 120 29,39 97F (160 equivalent gut string) 98F (165 equivalent gut string)

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR TREBLE

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 120 38 29,39 101F (150 equivalent gut string) 102F (160 equivalent gut string)
D Wound “F” 120 38 34,69 105F (210 equivalent gut string) 106F (220 equivalent gut string)

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR TENOR

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
C Wound “F” 120 56 44,09 109F(170 equivalent gut string) 110F (180 equivalent gut string)
G Wound “F” 120 56 48,09 113F (240 equivalent gut string) 114F (260 equivalent gut string)

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BASS (BAROQUE)

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 120 70 44,09 Medium (200 equivalent gut string)

code 121F

Heavy(210 equivalent gut string)

code 122F

D Wound “F” 120 70 49,39 Medium (270 equivalent gut string)

code 125F

Heavy (280 equivalent gut string)

code 126F

AA Wound “F” 120 70 53,39 Medium (360 equivalent gut string)

code 129F

Heavy (370 equivalent gut string)

code 130F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR G, D VIOLONE (FOR DD- VIOLONE)

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
C Wound “F” 180 95 93,39 133F (300 equivalent gut string) 134F (320 equivalent gut string)
GG Wound “F” 180 95 117,39 137F (420 equivalent gut string) 138F (440 equivalent gut string)
DD Wound “F” 180 95 153,39 141F (540 equivalent gut string) 142F (580 equivalent gut string)

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR D, G VIOLONE (FOR GG- VIOLONE)

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
C Wound “F” 180 85 93,39 145F (320 equivalent gut string) 146F (330 equivalent gut string)
GG Wound “F” 180 95 117,39 149F (420 equivalent gut string) 150F (430 equivalent gut string)

VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO: STANDARD SETS

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 29,39 Light (155 equivalent gut string)

code 10F

Medium (160 equivalent gut string)

code 11F

Heavy (165 equivalent gut string)

code 12F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE VIOLA

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
g Wound “F” 30,69 Light (160 equivalent gut string)

code 22F

Medium (165 equivalent gut string)

code 23F

Heavy (170 equivalent gut string)

code 24F

C Wound “F” 37,39 Light (220 equivalent gut string)

code 28F

Medium (230 equivalent gut string)

code 29F

Heavy (240 equivalent gut string)

code 30F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE CELLO

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 48,09 Light (240 equivalent gut string)

code 46F

Medium (250 equivalent gut string)

code 47F

Heavy (260 equivalent gut string)

code 48F

C Wound “F” 56,09 Light (360 equivalent gut string)

code 52F

Medium (380 equivalent gut string)

code 53F

Heavy (390 equivalent gut string)

code 54F

VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO: HISTORICAL SETS (GAUGES DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO ACTUAL HISTORICAL SOURCES)

PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 29,39 Light (170 equivalent gut string)

code 16F

Medium (175 equivalent gut string)

code 17F

Heavy (180 equivalent gut string)

code 18F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE VIOLA

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
g Wound “F” 30,69 Light (170 equivalent gut string)

code 34F

Medium (175 equivalent gut string)

code 35F

Heavy (180 equivalent gut string)

code 36F

C Wound “F” 37,39 Light (260 equivalent gut string)

code 40F

Medium (270 equivalent gut string)

code 41F

Heavy (275 equivalent gut string)

code 42F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR BAROQUE CELLO

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
G Wound “F” 48,09 Light (245 equivalent gut string)

code 58F

Medium (255 equivalent gut string)

code 59F

Heavy (275 equivalent gut string)

code 60F

C Wound “F” 61,39 Light (365 equivalent gut string)

code 64F

Medium (375 equivalent gut string)

code 65F

Heavy (410 equivalent gut string)

code 66F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR VIOLA D’AMORE

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Medium Tension Heavy Tension
a Wound “F” 120 61,39 Medium (145 equivalent gut string)

code 162F

Heavy (150 equivalent gut string)

code 163F

D Wound “F” 120 37,39 Medium (210 equivalent gut string)

code 166F

Heavy (220 equivalent gut string)

code 167F

A Wound “F” 120 42,69 Medium (280 equivalent gut string)

code 170F

Heavy (295 equivalent gut string)

code 171F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR DOUBLE BASS

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) vibrating string lenght (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension Heavy Tension
AA Wound “F” 180 105 122,79 Light (400 equivalent gut string)

code 76F

Medium (420 equivalent gut string)

code 77F

Heavy (460 equivalent gut string)

code 78F

EE Wound “F” 180 105 157,39 Light (540 equivalent gut string)

code 82F

Medium (580 equivalent gut string)

code 83F

Heavy (620 equivalent gut string)

code 84F

DD/CC: on request only Wound “F” 180 105 186,79 Light (680 equivalent gut string)

code 88F

Medium (730 equivalent gut string)

code 89F

Heavy (780 equivalent gut string)

code 90F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR DOUBLEBASS (WIENNER TUNING)

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type String length (cm) euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension
D Wound “F” 180 114,69 Light (345 equivalent gut string)

code 153F

Medium (370 equivalent gut string)

code 154F

AA Wound “F” 180 133,39 Light (460 equivalent gut string)

code 157F

Medium (495 equivalent gut string)

code 158F


PRICES FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE “F” STRINGS (pure silver close wound) FOR JAZZ DOUBLEBASS

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

Note string type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) Light Tension Medium Tension
LA Wound “F” 122,79 code 3CON code 4CON
MI Wound “F” 157,39 code 7CON code 8CON

FULL SET PRICE FOR CLOSE WOUND GUT TYPE F (pure silver close wound) FOR JAZZ DOUBLEBASS

Minimum order: 50 euros excluding IVA / VAT / TAV (except UE customers)

code set type euros excluding iva-vat-tva (except for non-eu customers) on this amount the is a 20 % discount
9 CON Basses: ‘F’ type pure silver 457,49 20%
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Michael Curry – USA
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