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AquilaUSA
P.O. Box 82761
Portland, OR 97282-0761
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www.aquilausa.com

NYLGUT UKULELE STRINGS

INTRODUCTION
The development of a new synthetic material that can imitate the acoustical characteristics of gut but without the typical defects such as high cost, short string life, and severe instability to changes of climate, has always been a fundamental goal of Aquila's research. Nylgut is the result. Nylgut's formula is protected by U.S. and International patents.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND FIELD OF APPLICATION
Nylgut has a specific density and acoustical qualities nearly identical to that of gut, and is the first truly successful synthetic version of the natural product.

Other strong points of Nylgut are its elevated resistance to wear under tension-greater than that of gut-but even more important is its extraordinary immunity to changes of climate, considerably better than that of Nylon and thereby ensuring a superior stability of tuning under normal conditions.

NYLGUT FOR UKULELES

Nylgut strings are quickly becoming the choice of ukulele players worldwide and we have received many positive comments. Some have said that their instruments have been transformed by Nylgut strings. Nylgut strings for ukuleles are highly polished to a smooth surface.

Please read: the wound strings used for all Aquila ukulele sets such as soprano low G, concert low G, tenor low G, baritone in guitar tuning, and a few other varieties that use a wound string, use a very fine wire wrapping on the wound strings in order to produce their excellent tone. These strings do not have the long life span of the more durable but poor sounding wound strings offered by other manufacturers. Players who use Aquila ukulele sets with wound strings please be aware that the wound strings will need to be replaced much more often than the plain Nylgut strings that make up the rest of the set. We advise that players purchase 3 or 4 extra single wound strings with every set. When played often a wound string may last only about 1-2 weeks, which is also dependent on the condition of the frets. This is considered to be normal wear for these strings and is not a defective string. Thank you for your understanding. Players who do not want to replace strings as often as this are advised to use Aquila ukulele sets that have all Nylgut strings, which are most sets that have a high g.

The condition of the frets is an extremely important component in this situation. In the case of some of the inexpensive ukuleles, the frets are sometimes not finished very well and have squared off edges, which is part of the reason the ukuleles are inexpensive. Proper fret dressing is a time consuming task that would add to the cost of the instrument. Frets that are rounded and smoothly polished are essential for the best life of Aquila wound ukulele strings as well as making for a much better playing instrument. We encourage players to be sure their frets are smooth, polished to a shiny finish, and well rounded. You will definitely notice a difference in playability.

Visit this very interesting site to see the sonic tests that confirm Nylgut as the synthetic successor to gut strings. sonic tests

WHOLESALE DEALER INQUIRIES ARE WELCOME.
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TO REQUEST A CURRENT WHOLESALE PRICE LIST. AQUILA USA IS THE ONLY SOURCE IN NORTH AMERICA FOR THE COMPLETE RANGE OF AQUILA STRING SETS.

DEALERS PLEASE NOTE: AQUILA USA SELLS ONLY GENUINE AQUILA CORDE BRANDED UKULELE SETS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN SINGLE SET QUANTITY. WE WELCOME YOU TO MIX AND MATCH QUANTITIES AS YOUR NEEDS DICTATE, WITH NO 10 SET BOX MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT.

AQUILA USA DOES NOT SELL UKULELE, BANJO, CLASSICAL GUITAR, CUATRO, CHARANGO, TIMPLE CANARIO, OR OUD STRINGS AT THE RETAIL LEVEL. INSIST ON ONLY GENUINE AQUILA UKULELE SETS FOR THE BEST SOUND AND QUALITY.


PLEASE SHOP LOCALLY WITH THE RETAILERS LISTED BELOW. THEY ARE ALL GREAT PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH. IF YOU SEE A HIGHLIGHTED NAME, CLICK IT AND GO TO THE RETAILER'S WEBSITE


PLEASE READ: AQUILA USA IS STRICTLY AN INDEPENDENT IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF AQUILA UKULELE STRINGS. WE DO NOT DEVELOP, FORMULATE, MANUFACTURE, OR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY ASPECT OF AQUILA UKULELE STRINGS EXCEPT TO IMPORT AND DISTRIBUTE THEM.

If you have questions or problems with ukulele strings you purchased, please contact the dealer you purchased them from.

PLEASE READ: Because there are many distributors of Aquila ukulele strings in the US, and because AquilaUSA has excellent web visibility, we receive customer service related emails from people who purchased strings from retailers who are not our clients and think that they are contacting the manufacturer, which is Aquila Corde, www.aquilacorde.com. Because of the confusion this has caused, and because of the time we have been spending with non-customers' issues, we will no longer reply to any ukulele related retail customer service emails. Contact the dealer that they were purchased from first, and thanks for your understanding. The email address for the manufacturer is: aquila@aquilacorde.com

BANJO MAKERS

Vance Banjos
P.O. Box 921
Blue Lake CA 95525


STORYGOURD WORKSHOP.COM
Storygourd Workshop Handcrafted Gourd Banjos
Cookstown Ontario, Canada L0L 1L0
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GUITAR MAKERS

Jack Sanders
Los Angeles, CA

Kath Guitars
4 Red Thorn Place
Santa Fe, NM 87508

UKULELE MAKERS


NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS
871 Via Esteban Unit C
San luis Obispo, CA 93401


BLUE MAUI UKULELES
255 Hoohale Pl.
Kihei, Hi. 96753
808-879-8994
email@bluemaui

HINANO UKULELE CO.
P.O.BOX 483
HALEIWA, HI. 96712


ROAD TRIP UKULELES
753 NE 9th St
Bend, OR 97701


OUTDOOR UKULELE CO.
1088 SE Ninth St. Ste. 110
Bend, OR 97702


OCEANA UKULELES
1129 West Ave
Port Orchard WA 98366


STORYGOURD WORKSHOP.COM
Storygourd Workshop Handcrafted Gourd Ukuleles
Cookstown Ontario, Canada L0L 1L0
email


UKULELE TEACHERS


Allstar Guitar
3110 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253.853.5610


SUKEY JUMP MUSIC
Los Angeles, CA


AQUILA STRING DEALERS


ALABAMA


THE GUITAR GALLERY
309 Hargrove Rd E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


ALASKA


Petr's Violin Shop, Inc.
1408 Hyder St. Suite B
Anchorage, AK 99501


ARIZONA


The Music Store
2630 W. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202


ARKANSAS


CALIFORNIA


Starving Musician
2474 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


2Kool4Skool

1615 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #C2
San Marcos, CA 92078
Ph 760.918.0348


OHANA MUSIC
ukuleles and strings
626-922-2848
email inquiries


The Fretted Frog
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
email inquiries


KEITH HOLLAND GUITARS
316905 Roberts Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032


MURPHYS MUSIC
88 West Highway 4
Murphys, CA 95247


Faultline Music
118 Niblick Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 94526
805-226-7400


Kline Music
2200 Sutterville Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916)456-8742


Skip's Music
2740 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821
916-484-7575


Exploring Music
814 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 831-2500


Blackbird Music
4324 25th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114


Ukulele Source
632 Plaza Invierno
San Jose, CA 95111-3835


Starving Musician
3427 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051


ANACAPA UKULELE
4464 McGrath St. Ste 113
Ventura, CA 93003


COLORADO


O'Malley Music
Coal Mine & Pierce
Littleton, CO 80123
303.795.1749
email inquiries


CONNECTICUT


Backyard Music
PO Box 9047
New Haven, CT 06532


FLORIDA


Total Source Music
840 SW 4th St. Unit 7
Cape Coral, FL 33991
239-458-2451


GEORGIA


Megatone Music
4858 Clay Brooke Dr
Smyrna, GA 30082


HAWAII


Hawi Gallery:Art & ukuleles
c/o Paradise Postal
POB 198900 PMB 133
55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy
Hawi, HI 96719
206.235.1648 mobile
206.452.3697 office


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IOWA


ILLINOIS


Old Town School Music Store
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 751-3339


Chicago Celloworks
strings for violin family
1406 Greenleaf Street
Evanston, IL 60202


KANSAS


MAINE


Earnest Instruments
12 Fairlawn Ave.
S. Portland, ME 04106


MARYLAND


House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


MASSACHUSETTS


The Music Emporium
165 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420


MICHIGAN


MIRANDA MUSIC
1286 Frankfort Hwy
Frankfort, MI 49635


SOUTHTOWN GUITAR
1258 Madison Ave. SE Ste 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49507


The Music Makers
406 E. Lake St.
Petoskey, MI 49770


Strings by Mail
13795 Seven Hills Rd.
Traverse City, MI 55423-2027
231-223-7788 phone
231-223-7798 fax
1 800-513-8271 toll free order line
email inquiries


MINNESOTA

Riff City Guitar
PO Box 129
St. Joseph, MN 56374


HOMESTEAD PICKIN' PARLOR
6625 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 861-3308
email inquiries


MISSISSIPPI


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Wild Child Products
Kansas City, MO
816-822-9829


Music Folk
8015 Big Bend Rd.
St. Louis, MO. 63119


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Just Strings.Com
20 Mont Vernon Street
Milford, NH 03055


Charles Double Reed Co
2988 White Mountain Hwy
North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-9890


Gary's Guitars
800 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801


NEW JERSEY


NEW YORK


New York String Service
233 Butler St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217



First Flight Music
174 First Ave
New York, NY 10009


Saratoga Guitar
438 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


NORTH CAROLINA


FULLER'S MUSIC
2310 Trent Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562


OHIO


Gardner's Dulcimer Shop
34283 Grafton Eastern Rd.
Grafton Oh. 44044


WOODSY'S MUSIC
135 S. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240


OREGON


The Fingerboard Extension
120 NW 2nd
Corvallis, OR 97330

Columbia River Music
410 E. 2nd St
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-298-4326
email inquiries


Buy and Sell Center
201 West 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401-2903
541-344-9273

Pacific Winds Music
West 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402


Guitar Works/Jim Loewenherz

Portland, OR
(503) 335-0477
repair and restoration of stringed instruments, call for appt.


PENNSYLVANIA


Bedford Banjo Shop

106 S. Richard St.
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-2187


Dark Holler
48 E. Gay St.
Dallastown, PA 17313


Buck Musical Instrument Products
40 Sand Road
New Britain, PA 18901


RHODE ISLAND


SOUTH CAROLINA


Woody's Music
946 Charlotte Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29730


Zen Ukes
Orangeburg, SC 92118
803-937-3223
email inquiries


TENNESSEE


Yarbrough's Music
6122 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38134


TEXAS


Oldtime String Shop
216 Eat Pilar St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961


UTAH


Best in Music
444 W 800 N
Orem, UT 84057


MacNichol Guitars
Ivy Place Shopping Center, Ste 30
4700 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117


VERMONT


WILL FIELDING BANJOS Fine custom banjos
1913 Butterfield Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(808) 262-9977
email inquiries


Dandelion Art and Music
107 Eastern Ave Ste 15
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819


BIG MO RECORDS
2002 Gove Hill Rd
Thetford Ctr, VT 05075


VIRGINIA


Authentic Guitars, Inc
4809-1 Courthouse St
Williamsburg, VA 23188


WASHINGTON


Northwest Guitars

13107 NE 20th St. #1
Bellevue, WA 98005



Allstar Guitar

3226 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332



Crossroads Music

2100Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368



Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop

3406 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Beacock Music
1420 SE 163rd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683


WEST VIRGINIA


Smakula Fretted Instruments

PO Box 882
Elkins, WV 26283


CANADA


ALBERTA


BRITISH COLUMBIA


Rufus' Guitar Shop
2621 Alma Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 3S1 Canada


NEWFOUNDLAND


ONTARIO


ROBOT CAFE
243 Main St.
Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
CANADA

Please note: If you have questions or problems with ukulele strings you purchased, please contact the dealer you purchased them from first.

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