MandoHarp - 5-String Banjo Strings - Aquila 5B Classic Banjo, DBGDG, Medium, All Nylgut® MandoHarp - Quality instruments for discerning musicians.
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MandoHarp - 5-String Banjo Strings - Aquila 5B Classic Banjo, DBGDG, Medium, All Nylgut®
5-String Banjo Strings - Aquila 5B Classic Banjo, DBGDG, Medium, All Nylgut®
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5-String Banjo Strings - Aquila 5B Classic Banjo, DBGDG, Medium, All Nylgut® (211467-ST)   Click here to purchase from our eBay store - OR - Email or Phone to Order
White New Nylgut® Classic Banjo strings. From Aquila. Made in Italy.

Nylgut® for Banjo and Minstrel Banjo

Until mid-20th century, Banjos used exclusively gut strings, 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 lute-makers, 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 conditions). Nylgut® has precisely these qualities, allowing the rediscovery of the sonorities that were so familiar to the great musicians of late 19th and 20th century, and at the same time ensuring a higher tuning stability, even better than the best gut and nylon strings.

The 4th string on sets 1B and 2B for Old Style Banjo is unwound. They are made up of a recently discovered bio-plastic – that we named Sugar – that has been loaded with metallic powders. Thanks to this technology, we were able to produce unwound strings with very bright sound, stable and with a smooth surface, that are not affected by the oxidation, that is typical of metal wound strings.

New Nylgut®

New Nylgut® is not common Nylon or Carbon (Fluocarbon fishing line or PVDF), or a mix of them. It is a plastic compound of three different components.

Compared to Nylon, New Nylgut® produces a better sound and stays in tune better, this because the moisture absorption is less of .1% against the 2.0% of Nylon normally employed for the musical strings (i.e. Du Pont Tynex® polyammide 6-12).

Due to the higher density, similar to that of pure gut (1.30 gr/cm3), the New Nylgut® produces a better sound than Nylon and it is not so metallic like those of the so- called ‘Carbon’ (Fluorocarbon) PVDF strings.

In other words, the New Nylgut® is probably the first genuine synthetic gut in the world and assures:

  • a better sound than Nylon or PVDF, similar to the genuine gut strings;
  • a more accurated fret-intonation due to the well gauged material;
  • a very stable intonation under moisture changes.

Our sets are made using innovative materials, discovered and perfected in our laboratory after a long period of research and after being thoroughly tested, thus giving rise to a new synthetic product of high technology.

(from Aquila product information)

 

MandoHarp - La Bella Medium-Weight Silver-Plated Silk-Wound Tenor Banjo Strings


MandoHarp - La Bella Medium-Weight Silver-Plated Silk-Wound Tenor Banjo Strings

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FEATURES
  • Made in Italy
  • 5-String Set
  • DBGDG tuning
  • Medium weight
  • Precisely manufactured with finest New Nylgut®

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FREE - Warranty

All MandoHarp instruments bought at a Buy it Now price now include a FREE, 6-month, return-to-base warranty against defects in parts and workmanship included in the Buy it Now price.

RETURNS POLICY - MandoHarp Australia eBay Returns Policy increased to 30 days

Our MandoHarp eBay Returns Policy has now been doubled in length from 14 to 30 days. Please see our eBay Returns Policy listing at the bottom of all our item descriptions.

MandoHarp - Alice Medium/Heavy-Weight Bronze-Wound Mandolin Strings
MandoHarp - Alice Medium/Heavy-Weight Bronze-Wound Mandolin Strings
MandoHarp - Alice Medium/Heavy-Weight Bronze-Wound Mandolin Strings
About MandoHarp

At MandoHarp we play the instruments we sell! Each of our musician and craft associates has over thirty years experience within their area of expertise. At MandoHarp our pimary areas of expertise are Mandolins and Harmonicas, hence our name. We also have associates who work with a wide range of instruments, especially folk. At MandoHarp we appreciate fine instruments and we want you to have them!

Personal Service

At MandoHarp we like to get to know our customers - we're musicians and we like to get to know other musicians. We love to talk with musicians whenever possible (probably a bit too much!). And especially musicians who are interested in our instruments. Please feel more than welcome to email (info@mandoharp.com) or phone us (02-65685545) to discuss your music at any time.

Inspections, trials and pickup by prior arrangement are welcome at our workshop in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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