The New Nylgut® is the first product developed
and patented by Aquila.
The New Nylgut® is nor 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, the 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
In other words, the New Nylgut® is probably the first
genuine syntetic gut in the world.
The New Nylgut® assures:
a better sound than Nylon or PVDF, similar to the genuine
a more accurated fret-intonation due to the well gauged
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
ATTENTION: Just like gut, the New Nylgut®
is liable to suffer from cutting edges. Before stringing the instrument do make
sure the nut and bridge are free from sharp edges and the nut grooves not too
deep and perfectly smooth.
You can get rid of sharp edges with very fine grit sandpaper (600, for example)
or the finest steelwool (000).
The best sound quality develops when the strings have completely
set, which may ordinarily take sometime. To achieve a stable intonation in just
a few minutes you can repeatedly pinch each string at midlength with your
fingers, pull it decidedly sideways and tune it up again. Stop when the string
does not pull out of tune anymore.
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