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Aquila Strings for Oud - Arabic Tuning

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Aquila Super Nylgut strings are excellent quality strings made in Italy. They have a very pure sound and are made for Arabic Tuning (do to DO or do to RE)

Aquila Strings for Oud - Arabic Tuning

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Aquila Super Nylgut strings are excellent quality strings made in Italy.

Until the mid-20th century the top three strings of Ouds were installed with 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 Oud-makers, composers and performers alike. A fundamental aim of Aquila 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 Super Nylgut® has precisely these qualities: allowing one, on the one hand, to rediscover the sonorities familiar to the great 19th and 20th century Oud masters; and guaranteeing, on the other, a stability of tuning higher even than that of the best gut and nylon strings.

Our opinion: Aquila strings have a highly pure and bright sound. The high strings in Nylgut (synthetic gut) offers a unique pure sound grain and bass strings offer a very strong sound depth and roundness. The volume is relatively limited, but this is not the objective of these strings. Tension is normal, break-in time is approximately 15 days.