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Venice gut roped strings “V” type

I can use these strings

violino

Violin, viola, cello

basso rinascimentale

Bass (renaissance)

liuto

Lute and Baroque Guitar

 violone
G, D Violone
ATTENTION: Suitable for mid and bass registers only

INTRODUCTION

In the 16th and 17th century in iconographical sources the strings on musical instruments are depicted as smooth, rather curly and, in the tract coming out of the peg box, they are often bundled up like they were made of soft cord. This suggests that at time the strings were extremely pliable, which would obviously affect their acoustical performance. On the contrary, modern gut strings, because of their stiffness, can only be made up in circular coils, lest they get damaged. Starting from this important observation and supported by other historical information we created our ” VENICE ” strings.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND FIELD OF APPLICATION

The Venice strings possess a remarkable degree of elasticity and pliability, superior to any strings currently on the market. This means a surprisingly ready attack and good richness in upper overtones.
Available in a wide choice of diameters and lengths, the VENICE strings are particularly suited for the mid registers of Renaissance and Baroque stringing, e.g. as 2nd and 3rd Violin, 3rd and 4th renaissance- Gambas (Tenor and Bass expecially); Lute 4th & 5 th, 2nd and 3rd Violone etc.
The new product we offer instead of the polished Venice gut strings are the semi-rectified ones.
The surface of the half- rectified strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time just to obtain a true string.
With this method the amount of fibers damaged by the abrasive action is noticeably reduced as compared with strings rectified with modern procedures.

The advantages are: better stability
against climatic changes, longer playing life and better acoustic performance.
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NOTICE

Because of its nature a Venice string stretches noticeably more than a regular high twist string, which leads, under equal stress, to a somewhat thinner diameter.
Hence the necessity to use a thicker starting diameter: under working stress it will settle to a diameter similar to that of a regular string’s and will eventually lead to the same working tension.
In practice the correct diameter of an equivalent Venice string is obtained by multiplying the plain high twist string diameter by 1.07.
Example: what is the right Venice string equivalent to a 1.16 mm plain gut?
Answer: 1.16 X 1.07= 124.12 (i.e. 124 V)
Notice: Due to their great elasticity Venice strings are not suitable like bowed instrument’s 1st strings

The advantages are: better stability against climatic changes, longer playing life and better acoustic performance..

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For more information read our FAQ

PRICES FOR Venice gut roped strings

Minimum order: 50 euros (VAT non included)

NOTE: We tested these strings for a long time: they best imitate historic hand- polishing in that they damage only a small amount of gut fibers as compared with current rectifying methods.
Owing to the special manufacturing technique employed in the production of the half-rectified string type, the diameters in this table indicate a mean value. E.g. a 120 V string indicates, in fact, a possible diameter-window between 118 and 122.
Gauges are expressed in hundred of millimeters (i.e. 120 V = 1.20 mm)
CODE Lenght 120 cm
euro excluding iva-vat-tva
Lenght 180 cm
euro excluding iva-vat-tva
CODE Lenght 120 cm
euro excluding iva-vat-tva
Lenght 180 cm
euro excluding iva-vat-tva
70 V 11,00 / 132 V 17,60 /
73 V 11,00 / 136 V 17,60 /
76 V 11,00 / 140 V 20,90 /
79 V 13,20 / 145 V 20,90 /
82 V 13,20 / 150 V 24,10 /
85 V 13,20 / 155 V 24,10 /
88 V 13,20 / 160 V 24,10 /
91 V 13,20 / 170 V 25,90 /
94 V 14,30 / 180 V 25,90 /
97 V 14,30 / 190 V 27,90 /
100 V 14,30 / 200 V 30,80 61,70
104 V 14,30 / 220 V 30,80 61,70
108 V 14,30 / 240 V 36,20 72,40
112 V 15,40 / 260 V 36,20 72,40
116 V 15,40 / 280 V 44,00 88,10
120 V 15,40 / 320 V 48,80 97,60
124 V 17,60 / 340 V 50,30 100,70
128 V 17,60 / 400 V 110,00
420 V 120,00
440 V 128,00
460 V 136,00

GALLERY

Aquila venice stringSilver cup of the empire roman- age: Cithara string detail (from the Berthouville treasure, Normandy)Etruscan urn of the II – I centrury a.C.: Cithara string detail (Museo Etrusco 'Guarnacci' of Volterra, Italy)

Recent comments

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.
John Kelly – USA
…I have used your strings for years and love them…
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.
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.
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.
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!
James Everhart – USA
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SYMON HOLMES – UK
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
Del Ventruella – US
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Andre Hendriks – NL
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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.
ANDREA PETTINARI – ITALY
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.
Castellaro Davide – The Utopia Custom shop – Italy
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Phil Doleman – UK
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Julian Roach – UK
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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…
KIM MEYER – CANADA
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…
REINHOLD KRAUSE
…ok, your loaded long gut string is the best from long time.So am am waiting until you can…
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…
DEAN BECKETT
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.
JUHA – Finland
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Salvatore Pinto – ITALY
…sono bellissime, grazie. siete stati molto gentili continuerò a usare queste corde.
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
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.
Michael Malley – USA
…I love the low g red series for the Ukulele. On my concert uke it works great…
M° Domenico Lafasciano
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Ottimo prodotto, con perfetta intonazione, bellissima cantabilità, prontezza d’attacco,
fascino nel vibrato.
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di corde.
Le userò e le raccomando vivamente !
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George Charalampidis – Greece
…I love the sound of Aquila’s Nylgut for Oud and I do not want to buy strings from another company…
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