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Violin, Viola, Cello Standard Sets and Historical Sets (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)

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Corda in Budello HT HR

HR gut (demi-rectified oiled strings)

Aquila Budello appesantito C

loaded gut “C”

Corda in Budello HT HR

HT gut (polished oiled gut strings)

budello venice v

Venice gut V

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open wound “AD” (in rame argentato)

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open wound “FD” (in argento puro)

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wound “A” (in rame argentato)

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wound “F” (in argento puro)

Aquila pece per archi

Bow rosin

Violin, Viola, Cello: Standard Sets

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For more information read our FAQ

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (stringing type before 1690 ca., calculated for a pitch standard of 415 Hz)

Vibrating string lenght : 32 cm Gut string length: 120 cm equal feel profile

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
e HR gut (2X) 5,60 (light)
7,00 (medium)
7,00 (heavy)
62 HR * 64 HR * 66 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 8,30 (light)
10,50 (medium)
10,50 (heavy)
88 HR ** 91 HR ** 94 HR **
d HR gut (2X) 15,20 124 HR ** 128 HR ** 132 HR **
d loaded gut “C” (2X) 26,40 (light)
26,40 (medium)
31,30 (heavy)
124 C *** 132 C *** 140 C ***
G loaded gut “C” (2X) 38,80 (light)
38,80 (medium)
39,00 (heavy)
170 C *** 180 C *** 190 C ***

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type
** in alternative you can use the HT gut or the Venice gut type
*** in alternative you can use the Venice gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (stringing type after 1690 ca., calculated for a pitch standard of 415 Hz)

Vibrating string lenght : 32 cm Gut string length: 120 cm scaled tension profile

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
e HR gut (2X) 5,60 (light)
7,00 (medium)
7,00 (heavy)
62 HR * 64 HR * 66 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 8,30 79 HR * 82 HR * 85 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 10,50 (light)
10,50 (medium)
13,50 (heavy)
104 HR * 108 HR * 112 HR *
d open wound “AD” 16,00 Light (108 equiv gut)
Code 1AD
Medium (112 equiv gut)
Code 2AD
Heavy (116 equiv gut)
Code 3AD
d open wound “FD” 22,00 Light (108 equiv gut)
Code 4FD
Medium (112 equiv gut)
Code  5FD
Heavy (116 equiv gut)
Code 6FD
G wound “A” 16,00 Light (155 equiv gut)
Code 7A
Medium (160 equiv gut)
Code  8A
Heavy (165 equiv gut)
Code 9A
G wound “F” 22,00 Light (155 equiv gut)
Code 10F
Medium (160 equiv gut)
Code 11F
Heavy (165 equiv gut)
Code 12F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLA STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Vibrating string lenght: 36 cm Gut string length: 120 cm These sets were conceived bearing in mind the current string standard diameters

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
a HR gut (2X) 8,30 79 HR * 82 HR * 85 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 10,50 (light)
10,50 (medium)
13,50 (heavy)
104 HR * 108 HR * 112 HR *
g wound “A” 16,00 Light (160 equiv gut) Code 19A Medium (165 equiv gut) Code 20A Heavy (170 equiv gut) Code 21A
g wound “F” 23,00 Light (160 equiv gut) Code 22F Medium (165 equiv gut) Code 23F Heavy (170 equiv gut) Code 24F
C wound “A” 20,00 Light (220 equiv gut) Code 25A Medium (230 equiv gut) Code 26A Heavy (240 equiv gut) Code 27A
C wound “F” 28,00 Light (220 equiv gut) Code 28F Medium (230 equiv gut) Code 29F Heavy (240 equiv gut) Code 30F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE CELLO STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Vibrating string lenght: 68 cm Gut string length: 120 cm These sets were conceived bearing in mind the current string standard diameters.

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
a HR gut (2X) 13,50 (light)
13,50 (medium)
15,20 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 120 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 17,30 (light)
17,30 (medium)
19,00 (heavy)
150 HR * 155 HR * 160 HR *
G HR gut ** (2X) 24,40 (light)
28,50 (medium)
28,50 (heavy)
200 HR * 210 HR * 220 HR *
G wound “A” 28,00 Light (240 equiv gut) Code 43A Medium (250 equiv gut) Code 44A Height (260 equiv gut) Code 45A
G wound “F” 36,00 Light (240 equiv gut) Code 46F Medium (250 equiv gut) Code 47F Heavy (260 equiv gut) Code 48F
C wound “A” 33,00 Light (360 equiv gut) Code 49A Medium (380 equiv gut) Code 50A Heavy (390 equiv gut) Code 51A
C wound “F” 42,00 Light (360 equiv gut) Code 52F Medium (380 equiv gut) Code 53F Heavy (390 equiv gut) Code 54F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type
** for repertoires before 1720 ca. only


Violin, Viola, Cello: Historical Sets (gauges developed according to actual historical sources)

For more information

For more information read our FAQ

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLIN STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 32 cm

The diameters suggested here were the rule for violin strings from the mid-18th to the end of the 19th century, as indicated by the substatial documentation of the time. Especially the medium tension diameters correspond to those of the strings that belonged to Paganini (ca. 1840) which we measured in April 2000 and other sources. We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time. 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. The 4th string is made according to F. Galeazzi (Rome 1792) and Louis Spohr (1832).

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
e HR gut (2X) 7,00 66 HR * 70 HR * 73 HR *
a HR gut (2X) 8,30 (light)
8,30 (medium)
10,50 (heavy)
85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d HR gut (2X) 13,50 (light)
13,50 (medium)
15,20 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
G wound “A” 16,00 Light (170 equiv gut) Code 13A Medium (175 equiv gut) Code 14A Heavy (180 equiv gut) Code 15A
G wound “F” 22,00 Light (170 equiv gut) Code 16F Medium (175 equiv gut) Code 17F Heavy (180 equiv gut) Code 18F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE VIOLA STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 36 cm

Suggested diameters represent a mean value as inferred from historic sources from the 18th and 19th centuries. From those sources it is possible to ascertain that the viol was strung with the same strings as the violin, minus the E treble and plus an overspun bottom C. We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time. 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. The 3rd and 4th strings are made according to F. Galeazzi (Rome 1792).

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
a HR gut 8,30 (light)
8,30 (medium)
10,50 (heavy)
85 HR * 88 HR * 91 HR *
d HR gut 13,50 (light)
13,50 (medium)
15,20 (heavy)
112 HR * 116 HR * 124 HR *
g wound “A” 16,00 Light (170 equiv gut) Code 31A Medium (175 equiv gut) Code 32A Heavy (180 equiv gut) Code 33A
g wound “F” 23,00 Light (170 equiv gut) Code 34F Medium (175 equiv gut) Code 35F Heavy (180 equiv gut) Code 36
C wound “A” 20,00 Light (260 equiv gut) Code 37A Medium (270 equiv gut) Code 38A Heavy (275 equiv gut) Code 39A
C wound “F” 28,00 Light (260 equiv gut) Code 40F Medium (270 equiv gut) Code 41F Heavy (275 equiv gut) Code 42F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

PRICES FOR BAROQUE CELLO STRINGS (CALCULATED FOR A PITCH STANDARD OF 415 HZ)

Gut string length: 120 cm Vibrating string lenght: 68 cm

Suggested diameters represent a mean value as inferred from historic sources from the 17th and 18th centuries. We strongly suggest here the use of the half rectified gut strings HR: the surface of these strings is only partly rectified, imitating the manual polishing techique of the time. 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. The overspun 3rd and 4th strings are made according to common17th and 18th centuries string making criteria.

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
a HT gut 15,20 120 HR * 124 HR * 132 HR *
d HT gut 19,00 (light)
19,00 (medium)
21,80 (heavy)
165 HR * 170 HR * 180 HR *
G wound “A” 26,00 Light (245 equiv gut) Code 55A Medium (255 equiv gut) Code 56A Heavy (275 equiv gut) Code 57A
G wound “F” 36,00 Light (245 equiv gut) Code 58F Medium (255 equiv gut) Code 59F Heavy (275 equiv gut) Code 60F
C wound “A” 33,00 Light (365 equiv gut) Code 61A Mediaìum (375 equiv gut) Code 62A Heavy (410 equiv gut) Code 63A
C wound “F” 46,00 Light (365 equiv gut) Code 64F Medium (375 equiv gut) Code 65F Heavy (410 equiv gut) Code 66F

* in alternative you can use the HT gut type

Photo gallery

Aquila Strings on the Cannone  violin (Paganini's Guarnieri del Gesù)Aquila Strings on the Cannone  violin (Paganini's Guarnieri del Gesù)Detalil of the Gaetano Pugnani's portrait, Tourin 1754 (4th silver wound string, upper strings plain gut)Genoa 2002: Original Paganini gut strings  (E .71 mm; A  .91 mm; D 1.16 mm)Genoa 2002: Paganini's E string

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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° 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…
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David Stanley – UK
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David Stanley – UK
On Nylgut strings…Many listeners have commented on their beautiful clear sound.
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Michael Malley – USA
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REINHOLD KRAUSE
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fascino nel vibrato.
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di corde.
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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.
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KIM MEYER – CANADA
Eventually I got my banjo tuned to standard G tuning….
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I love these Nylgut 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.
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