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Aquila Charango in A, CHARANGO

Aquila Charango in A, CHARANGO
Manufacturer:
Aquila
Manufacturer Part #:
CHARANGO
SKU:
AQU_CHARANGO
Price:
$7.79

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By claude b.
aquila strings
July 13, 2011
For the first time in charango history, an Italian strings maker (Mimmo Perufino) brought a fantastic product, used now by the greatest players. Using them since they been invented, I would recommend to players to put them on charangos with a length of 37cm between the nut and the bridge. Under is ok, but not longer. They last a very long time and increase the quality of the sound and intonation by about 25%.
And here is the place for the best deal.
By JourneySA
Strings for Charango
July 6, 2011
These strings are a white color that I found easy to fit. I have a very smooth set of frets so have experienced no problems with breakage so far. I followed the instructions carefully stretching the strings prior to putting them down to the tuning pegs and found it quite easy. The strings have a nice sound that seems to be improving after about four weeks use. They do have a tendency to go out so tune still quite quickly usually dropping about a tone on the higher noted strings overnight. However, this is made up for in their sound and ability to produce harmonics and a very smooth sound. The normal nylon strings certainly are louder but also harsher. All in all I think they are great and recommend them highly.
By Miguel R.
Aquila Charango Strings
September 6, 2010
Definitively the best available in NorthAmerica!... Brilliant and sharp sound. I am a bit surprised to read the installation information above... I have had this strings on one of my charangos (a Cochabamba "diablo") for more than a year and I haven't had any problem at all nor a broken string!... I have now put them on my Wilson Hermoza's (Kjarkas) charango and they sound really great!
By Jerod
Just Strings Aquila Charango Strings
July 19, 2010
I haven't put the strings on yet because I want to keep learning on my old strings a bit, but I want to share a fact with anyone reading this review.

I ordered these from JustStrings after lunch on Thursday, July 15 and got the confirmation email at 12:50pm. The strings came to MN in the mail less than 48 hours later, with the other USPS mail on Saturday the 17th.

I'm impressed.
By Owen
Heed the instructions!
May 2, 2010
These strings are beautiful (inexpensive!) and high quality. These strings are very 'bright' and if you thought you have heard 'bright' before, you probably were hearing 'harsh'. These are great strings with great tone. Heed the call to install them carefully and with attention to any sharp angles. They are very easy to break with improper installation but are very strong otherwise.
By charangofreak
Aquila strings for charango
April 12, 2010
The best ones on the market.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER MM

TENSION LBS

1st E

Nylgut

.44

n/a

2nd A

Nylgut

.61

n/a

3rd E

Nylgut

.43/.69

n/a

4th C

Nylgut

.47

n/a

5th G

Nylgut

.64

n/a





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.
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