The Aquila New Nylgut Ukulele strings are made from a plastic compound made of three synthetic components, the first genuine synthetic gut string in the world. These smooth white strings offer a rich, neutral tone that sounds similar to genuine gut strings, with a loud projection. New Nylgut strings stay in tune longer, offer more accurate fret intonation, and are very stable through moisture changes.
Until 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 Aquila's 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 Nylgut 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 strings.
- Tuning: Key of C – GCEA.
- Set composition: 1 wound.
- 1 Full set of Nylgut concert ukulele strings.
- Low G tuning in the Key of C with a wound 4th.
- Strings are Nylgut (polymerized plastic with additives patented by Aquila) and multi-strand Nylgut overwound with silver plated copper
- Made in Italy.
**NOTE: Like gut, New Nylgut® is a shear sensitive material. Before mounting the strings make sure that the grooves at the nut and at the bridge are shallow, perfectly smooth and free from sharp corners. If not, use 600-grit emery cloth or fine-grained steel wool.