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Aquila 19U Nylgut Tenor 8-String Ukulele, C-Tuning (GGCCEEAA), w/ Wound Red G-4th

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InstrumentTenor Ukulele
Number of Strings8-String Set
MaterialNylgut - Aquila's own developed synthetic gut
TuningG g C c E E A A - Low G - Key of C
Set DetailsLow G String
Gauge (high to low)Individual Gauges unknown
Tie-On / Ball EndTie-on

 

Aquila 19U Tenor 8 strings, Key of C, 1 wound string

Tenor Ukulele Set of 8 Strings (1 wound string, 5 Nylgut)

Regular Tuning: Gg  Cc  EE  AA 

Key of C

String Length of 76cms

 

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.

Aquila Corde Armoniche produced all of their products in house in Vicenza, Italy.  Striving to fortify the use of traditional string making techniques in the 21st Century, Aquila Corde began experimenting in 1994 with numerous different plastic and additive mixes pestering large fishing line companies to let them test in small quantities.  It wasn’t until 1997 when the first Nylgut set of strings was born boasting the mechanical properties of plastic with the superior acoustical properties of gut.  Aquila had also previously designed the ‘gut loading process’ that combines a metallic, copper powder with roped gut strings.  Aquila Corde have more recently introduced the Silkgut, Bionylon and Thundergut that have all closed the gab between synthetics and natural gut.

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
April 26, 2021 | Eric Frank Davey
Aquila 19U Nylgut Tenor 8-String Ukulele, C-Tuning (GGCCEEAA), w/ Wound Red G-4th

Bought this set, and when putting the strings on, the Low G string broke before first use. Understand this is a tendency with the low G string. Still reasonable value for all the other 7 strings, though, so have given high score overall.

April 25, 2020 | Mrs Jannette Payn
Aquila 19U Nylgut Tenor 8-String Ukulele, C-Tuning (GGCCEEAA), w/ Wound Red G-4th

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