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New Nylgut NGE

New Nylgut® Strings (NGE type)

It can be mounted on these instruments


Lute & Baroque Guitar


The New Nylgut partially elastic!

New Nylgut logo


NGE elastic strings, diameters from .62 to 1.45 mm; length: 200 cms.
Colour: like gut


These strings are specifically designed for particularly long diapasons of Archlutes, Chitarrones and Theorbos.

Their main feature is certainly their prompt and bright acoustic performance, comparable (as Theorbo diapasons) with that of loaded gutstrings, noticeably superior to that of plain gut. Also to be noted is the remarkable resistance to wear and tear and the stability against climatic changes.

For the first time it is used a special version of new Nylgut, i.e. partially elastic.

The percentage of elasticity introduced in the basic molecule is fully controlled by us and allows an even excellent performance in the low frequencies compared to the NGE strings of old production. Thanks to their flexibility these strings bend without any effort at the bridge holes.

Chitarrone with NGE bass strings: hear the sound:

WARNING: The diameter of NGE strings is now expressed in ‘equivalent gut’.

The strings are marked with a letter NGE preceded by a number indicating the diameter of the equivalent plain gut. So for example the string 140 NGE indicates a string that corresponds, for calculations, to a natural gut of 1.40 mm. Of course, the actual diameter of the string is different but at the same frequency it will have the same working tension of a gut string of 1.40 mm.

In conclusion, 140 NGE string will not have an actual diameter of 1.40 mm while the working tension will be the same of a gut string of 1.40 mm.

In order to obtain in a few minutes a perfectly stable intonation weadvise to pull laterally and with gentle force each
string while tuning and continue the tuning process until the string stops decreasing in pitch.

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

Note: gauges are expressed in hundred of millimeters (i.e. 120 = 1.20 mm)
CODICE Lenght (cm) EQUIVALENT GUT EQUIVALENT LOADED GUT Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers)
62 NGE 200 62 7,40
64 NGE 200 64 7,40
66 NGE 200 66 7,40
68 NGE 200 68 7,40
70 NGE 200 70 7,40
73 NGE 200 73 7,40
76 NGE 200 76 7,40
79 NGE 200 79 7,40
82 NGE 200 82 7,40
85 NGE 200 85 7,40
88 NGE 200 88 7,40
91 NGE 200 91 7.40
94 NGE 200 94 94 C 7,40
97 NGE 200 97 97 C 7,40
100NGE 200 100 100 C 7,40
104NGE 200 104 104 C 7,40
108NGE 200 108 108 C 7,40
112NGE 200 112 112 C 7,40
116NGE 200 116 116 C 7,40
120NGE 200 120 120 C 7,40
124NGE 200 124 124 C 7,40
128NGE 200 128 128 C 7,40
132NGE 200 132 132 C 7,40
136NGE 200 136 136 C 7,40
140NGE 200 140 140 C 7,40
145NGE 200 145 145 C 7,40
150 NGE 200  150 150 C 7,40
160 NGE 200  160 160 C 7,40


Harp with NGE stringsChitarrone with NGE Bass StringsAll our NGE strings have been made by hand by Daniela

Recent comments

Andrea Pettinari – ITALY
…felice che un’azienda italiana sia capace di distinguersi per professionalità e innovazione, come Voi fate.
M° Marcello Appignani
I have tried a lot of different brands of guitar strings but I never heard a sound so fitting to me! I am an ”anomalous” guitarist because I play also on the piano so I cannot have long nails and with the classical guitar strings Alabastro I got the sound I looked for.
Guys! I have just strung my soprano,concert and banjouke with your red strings, they are awesome! The sound is rich, the tonation beautiful and the low G for the concert uke is a wonder to behold. My instruments have never sounded so good. I thought my other Aquila strings were good…..but these…..WOW! My brother-in-law also plays uses and I have bought him two sets also. Thank you sooooo much for making these strings
Kreg Viesselman – Norway
My luthier, Leonardo Michelin-Salomon of LMS guitars, gave me a set of your strings to try on the guitar he made for me. Simply put, I love them.
David Stanley – UK
On Nylgut strings…Many listeners have commented on their beautiful clear sound.
These are the best strings I have used in over 50 years of performing & teaching.
Eventually I got my banjo tuned to standard G tuning….
I had to shorten a couple of the strings because of too many wraps around the tuner post, but now it stays in tune.
I love these Nylgut strings…
Andrea Rinaudo – Italy
…mi ha stupito l’equilibrio tra bassi e cantini, cosa che permette anche di ottenere maggiori estensioni di volume con lo strumento, in registro acuto. Dal punto di vista timbrico poi sono davvero eccelse, nulla da invidiare alle…..   …le migliori corde mai provate (e non voglio far l’adulatore, non lo sono mai stato)….
Oddbjorn Larsen – Norway
I got my Thunder reds for my Kala ubass yesterday. Put them on right away. Last night at rehearsal with my band. They all loved the tone, and for me the playability is way better than the standard strings. The deep E is loud and clear and makes it easy to make a statement for the bassist with a small bass. Thanks a lot
Taro Tamura – Japan
I have web shop ”Spain Guitar Online Shop” in Japan. I have sell mainly Classical guitars,Flamenco guitars and Ukes. I am interested in your ukuleles strings. It’s fantastic.
M° Stefano Aruta – Italy
… ieri ho ricevuto le 12 mute di AMBRA che avevo richiesto, ho montato una nuova muta e sento il bisogno di ripeterti quanto detto al telefono a mio parere sono le migliori corde oggi reperibili.
…il mio parere è frutto di una esperienza quarantacinquennale …
Innanzi tutto ho sempre insegnato ai miei allievi che la musica è l’arte di organizzare i suoni ma la matrice di tutto è il suono in sè come mero epifenomeno ed al di la di ogni banale considerazione su potenza , durata , sustain ed altre simili amenità ti ringrazio perché attraverso la tua ricerca hai ridato nobiltà al suono della chitarra , si vede che dietro al tuo lavoro non vi è solo una mera ricerca commerciale , ma un affanno teso alla ricerca del bello in modo da mettere noi musicisti in condizione di dare il meglio…
Julian Roach – UK
… After two weeks of playing on them every day I am still delighted with them….I find them molto cantabile, with excellent sustain, quick in their response and highly responsive to variation in touch. They bring a new kind of sound out of my Sakurai-Kohno, a very ’alive’ kind of sound. I normally play on D’Addario Pro Arte, which I regard both as excellent strings and good value. Alabastros cost a lot more, but I will pay the difference for their distinctive charm. I thought you might like to know that you have a customer in the UK who is very pleased with your strings…
Ann Beckett – AUSTRALIA
It is rare these days to find the dedication to customers’ needs by yourself and your Company and I absolutely applaud you for this, not too many companies would go out of their way to help like you have, rather they would dismiss it as just not worth the effort….Aquila have just been absolutely outstanding in offering help….
Del Ventruella – US
…My first reaction, when I installed this strings, was to tell myself to send Aquila a message and proclaim the guy who came up with these red label strings to be a genius! (Probably tired of hearing that by now…)
Vi vorrei rivolgere i miei più sentiti complimenti per il lavoro che svolgete, e il senso di orgoglio che mi compisce nel pensare che un’azienda italiana lavori in questo modo. Ho iniziato a suonare anche grazie a Voi, e questo ve lo devo.
Andre Hendriks – NL
A ukuleleshop is not complete whitout Aquila strings
Steve Paull – Australia
The new Red Aquila strings have arrived.
I have tightened the lower G string up to the B above G with no problems.
Many thanks for your kindness and great service.
M° Massimo Gasbarroni – Italy
Come le accennavo frettolosamente, anch’io come, credo, tutti i chitarristi di questo mondo, abbiamo sempre avuto il problema di reperire delle corde di chitarra con delle prestazioni meccaniche e sonore accettabili.
Quando ero studente, fine anni quaranta-cinquanta ho provato anche le corde di budello e di seta naturalmente.
Ma se andavano bene per piccoli spazi non erano certo adatte ad una moderna sala da concerto, come ad esempio il Teatro Petruzzelli, 3000 posti, dove tenni un concerto senza problemi.
Sembrerebbe, a meno di un colossale abbaglio, che con le sue corde io possa aver finito di soffrire…
James Everhart – USA
…I thank you very much for your service. As well as the quality of your product. I am a fan of Aquila strings for life.My ukulele says thank you very much! Have a Great Day!
Rob Wright – AUSTRALIA
…I also recently bought a set of Aquila Reds for my Kala UBass which I am very happy with as well…
John Kelly – USA
…I have used your strings for years and love them…
Salvatore Pinto – ITALY
…sono bellissime, grazie. siete stati molto gentili continuerò a usare queste corde.
…ok, your loaded long gut string is the best from long time.So am am waiting until you can…
David Stanley – UK
…My set of Alchemia lasted over four months without losing their tone or their volume. That is a big compliment to the strings. Other strings would occasionally last me six weeks, other strings normally only last me about two weeks!
Seoung Don Min
We’re so satisfied with your product.
Thank you for everything and honored I like this nice bright tone and rapid attack response.
also I think (as you written down the back of the pack) tone stability is quite nice
JUHA – Finland
Thank you very much for your kind support!!! Aquila has supported our events since we first begun and you have played a major role in helping us keep ukulele alive here……
George Charalampidis – Greece
…I love the sound of Aquila’s Nylgut for Oud and I do not want to buy strings from another company…
Michael Malley – USA
…I love the low g red series for the Ukulele. On my concert uke it works great…
Toon Van Schuylenbergh – Belgium
Hey Aquila, I’am playing ukulele for a few years now and I’am in love with Aquila strings. I always use Aquila strings…
I recently bought a few set of strings from your company. I wanted to try new strings after being loyal to my former brand for over thirty years. I must say I was pleasantly surprised in your Nylgut strings. The trebles where very nice
Castellaro Davide – The Utopia Custom shop – Italy
… In questo periodo diversi miei clienti mi chiedono i Vostri prodotti…
Phil Doleman – UK
…Anyway, as a user of your uke strings for as long as I can remember (at least 10 years I’m sure)….I’m not asking for free products, simply to share the fact that I love your strings!
Michael Curry – USA
Alabastro, basses were nice and round, with plenty of edge to cut through, a very good string with lots of volume….
Nylgut- Extremely dynamic string, these are loud with better tone than carbon strings, all the brightness one would ever wantI would keep them on 2 of my 5 guitars though, because the grip on them is amazing, the unbelievable dynamic range, and they are warmer than carbon…. I must admit, I have been using very clear nylon strings over the yearsso nylgut was a nice in-between alternative, I think I will buy more in the future for sure..
The Bionylon felt great under my fingers, and I loved the sustain when I would do a glissando.
M° Domenico Lafasciano
Ho avuto il piacere di provare le corde armoniche Aquila.
Ottimo prodotto, con perfetta intonazione, bellissima cantabilità, prontezza d’attacco,
fascino nel vibrato.
Inoltre la loro lunghezza e morbidezza, rendono anche piacevole il noioso lavoro del cambio
di corde.
Le userò e le raccomando vivamente !
Thank you for your wonderful customer service, I cannot speak highly enough of your fantastic follow up and I will continue to use Aquila strings and a lot of that has to do with the treatment I have received from you and your Company.
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