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Aquila Tenor Guitar Tuning Set, ATGT

Aquila Tenor Guitar Tuning Set, ATGT
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By ATNunez
Aquila Tenor Guitar Tuning Set, ATGT
August 26, 2010
It is the only ukulele string that I use, because it is design for tuning the ukulele to the key of G, i.e., d, g, b, e, which I personally prefer; however, I can say the quality is great, especially for the nylgut material, but one should plan to buy extra wound string, because they don't last as long as the nylgut ones.
By Frank B.
Aquila ATGT set
December 22, 2009
I like Aquila strings. I wanted guitar tuning on one of my tenor ukes, but when the ATGT set arrived the wound third string was too narrow; 0.027 inch. The nut slot was filed to 0.036 inch. So, I had to find a single string to replace the wound third string or fill the slot and refile it to size. This is not what I have come to expect from Aquila strings, so I am somewhat disappointed.
By Chuck S.
Aquila Ukulele Strings
November 7, 2009
Great service and shipping.

BUT Aquila has apparently changed the gauge of its wound string on this set from .032 which it was previously to .027 which is what I received. Since you don't show the diameter of wound strings, I couldn't tell in advance. It would be nice if you showed the diameter of ALL strings in a set, not just the plain ones.

All in all, you have a terrific web site/business.

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.






1st E


.84 mm

5.9 Kg

2nd B


1.04 mm

5.1 Kg

3rd G



4.9 Kg

4th D


.92 mm

5.6 Kg

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