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Aquila Concert Low Wound G Set, ACLWG

Aquila Concert Low Wound G Set, ACLWG
Manufacturer:
Aquila
Manufacturer Part #:
ACLWG
SKU:
AQU_ACLWG
Price:
$7.01

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By Susan R.
Great strings!
July 11, 2011
Just what I was looking for to expand the range on my Lanakai concert uke.
My only issue is the high cost of shipping. I would compromise the speed (two days) for the roughly $1 I believe the USPS cost would have been.
By travelerfromsj
Great strings
March 29, 2011
Love the strings, and they arrived so quickly! Having the lower G note on my concert uke means I can try bass strums, and it adds more variety to finger picking. Note that the G string does squeak a little when you slide you finger up or down it, unlike a nylon string. But overall it's great.
By Jim R.
Aquila Concert Low Wound G Set, ACLWG Manufacturer: Aquila Manufacturer Part #: CHARANGO
March 6, 2011
These strings are great ..... sound wonderful on my tenor uke. They arrived quickly and I play them daily. They hold tuning very well.
By Christopher W.
Aquila Strings
December 6, 2010
Love the strings. Great service. Will be ordering regularly. thanx, bobat
By William K.
Aquila Uke strings
October 12, 2010
Love these strings. Good tone. As good as any I've used for classical guitar - gonna try them for the guitar soon.
By caleb d.
review
September 21, 2010
Love the strings and I was very impressed with the phone call, informing me that my strings where on the way.
By Lawson D.
review
July 12, 2010
I love the strings and I loved the service I got.
By John L.
These strings are awesome!!
May 30, 2010
I have two Kamaka Ukulele's that both have these strings on them. What a difference in tone and feel. I also have these strings on my $150 Lanikai and it sound almost a good as my Kamaka's.

I love this product and am very glad I bought extra sets for back up. Where I live, there are no music stores so thank god for the internet and the great service from your company.
By Chris G.
Nylgut Strings
April 12, 2010
I'm very happy with my strings...delivery was prompt and they sound good.
By ecko
These strings are the best!
March 13, 2010
These strings are absolutely wonderful! They changed the sound of my ~$100 ukulele into the sound of a ~$300 ukulele. The wound G allows you to do a lot more with fingerpicking, and makes most chords ring in a spine-shivering manner. I was concerned about having to restretch the strings, but was presently surprised to find that my uke stayed in near-perfect tuning after about a week of regular playing. A definite must if you're looking to add a wonderful sound to any ukulele.
By Matt M.
Aquila Concert Low Wound G Set
January 23, 2010
With proper installation and stretching time, they retain their great tone and stability long after other strings have given up. I use Aquila strings for all of my ukuleles and classical guitars exclusively, and they hold up to extended professional use show after show.
By Louis H.
Aquila strings
October 2, 2009
Very good strings. Have a nice tone. Takes several days to get them in tune, but worth the time and effort.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INFORMATION:

Nylgut is a completely different material than Nylon and needs a bit of extra care during installation because of its soft surface and different molecular structure.

First check that the string channels in the nut are rounded and have no sharp edges, especially the lower edges facing the fingerboard. Because the string approaches from a slightly downward angle, if that edge is sharp the string can hang up on it, create a burr and break. It needs to be just slightly radiused, and this procedure can be done with very fine sand paper and an old string, or a small round file. Some makers ignore this because Nylon strings are very hard and can withstand a poor set up. Sometimes bridge saddle edges on the tying side are sharp as well and should be radiused slightly with fine sandpaper.

It is good to help the strings over the nut by lifting them slightly right at the nut as you tune up. Plain Nylgut trebles stretch like crazy so you should also cinch the strings up tight on the barrels before winding. Be sure not to overlap wound strings on the tuning barrels. The preferred method is to put a set on an instrument in the evening, bring them just up to pitch, let them sit overnight, and finish tuning in the morning. This allows the molecules some time to adjust to being stretched. Give them a week or so to stretch in fully (less for ukulele strings) before passing any judgment on tone as it takes a while for them to develop their best sound.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER

TENSION

1st A

Nylgut

.65 mm

4.1 Kg

2nd E

Nylgut

.82 mm

3.5 Kg

3rd C

Nylgut

.97 mm

3.3 Kg

4th G

Wound

.70 mm

3.6 Kg



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.
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