Genuine Aquila ukulele strings for standard tuning of soprano, concert, tenor or Baritone ukuleles.
the mid-20th century Ukuleles were mounted exclusively in gut, a
material that had been used for thousand of years and that combines
excellent promptness of attack with brilliance of timbre - very
different, in other words, from modern nylon strings. And until recently
the typical sound quality of gut has been a constant point of reference
for luthiers, composers and performers alike.
A fundamental aim of
our research has therefore been to make a new synthetic product having
the same acoustic properties as gut - but without its typical defects -
(high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying
climatic). The New NylgutŪ has precisely these qualities: allowing one,
on the one hand, to rediscover the sonorities familiar to the great 19th
and 20th century Uke masters; and guaranteeing, on the other, a
stability of tuning higher even than that of the best gut and nylon
like gut, the New NylgutŪ is liable to suffer from cutting edges.
Before stringing the instrument do make sure the nut and bridge are free
from sharp edges and the nut grooves not too deep and perfectly
Soprano - 4U (High G, key of C)
You can get rid of sharp edges with very fine grit sandpaper (600, for example) or the finest steelwool (000).
best sound quality develops when the strings have completely set, which
may ordinarily take sometime. To achieve a stable intonation in just a
few minutes you can repeatedly pinch each string at midlength with your
fingers, pull it decidedly sideways and tune it up again. Stop when the
string does not pull out of tune anymore.
Concert - 7U (High G, key of C)
Tenor - 10U (High G, key of C)
Baritone - 21U (Low D) DGBE