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violin E string

Half rectified high twist unsplit lamb gut, 120cm length.

Note for first time users of gut strings: Fine tuners must be removed if using a modern tailpiece. A baroque tailpiece is recommended. All contact surfaces must be perfectly smooth; tailpiece holes, bridge slots, nut slots, and tuning peg holes. Sharp edges anywhere can cause a gut string to break. Pre-stretching strings is highly recommended. Bring them slowly up to about 1 1/2 steps flat and leave overnight. Then slowly bring up to tension in the morning being careful that the strings slide in the bridge slots and do not pull the bridge forward. If unsure, it is best to work with a luthier.


violin E string

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  • Aquila Corde uses a logical system of numbering gauges; they are the metric diameter, while leaving off the decimal point.

    For example, a 60 gut string is 0.60mm in diameter, within a tolerance of 0.01mm.

    For players who are currently using strings that use the numbering method used by Pirastro, Dlugolecki, and perhaps some other makers, multiply that gauge number by 5 to determine the metric gauge.

    Therefore, a 12 in their numbering system is a 60 in the metric system. (5x12=60)

    If you have any questions about this, please contact us.

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