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La Bella Banjo for Classical and Minstrel All Nylon, 17

La Bella Banjo for Classical and Minstrel All Nylon, 17
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71% Recommend this product (5 of 7 responses)
By Wayne
Best classic banjo strings
August 8, 2021
The strings are superb, which is indicated by their not being readily available from the usual outlets. When everyone else (including Juststrings) ran out, your salesperson (alas, I cannot recall her name) went to the extent of showing me similar items that might work for me. As I was considering her advice, there was my original order of La Bellas in the mail. Thank you, Juststrings, for being a bit more than...just strings.
By James C.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Great product!
June 17, 2021
These nylon banjo strings are just perfect for my 1898 S.. S. Stewart Special Thoroughbred. I shall order another set along with a no knot tailpiece for my other banjo..
They are perfectly weighted for a light touch. Can't think of any.
By Bill R.
Lakewood, WA
Great strings on a Great Old Banjo...
December 21, 2020
The La Bella #17's are my favorite and came highly recommended by Clifton Hicks...
The intonation seems to work well across all 5 strings.
Thank You, Bill R...
By Bill B.
Oklahoma City
Just what I was looking for...
December 20, 2020
I put these on my Wildwood Longneck and
Couldn’t be happier. It takes a while to stretch them out, but they sound fantastic. Easy on my fingers and my frets!!
They fit You need to tie a perfection knot in one end
Best % string nylon string option out there
March 1, 2020
Don't waste your time on Nyguts, these are the best nylon strong option for 5 string banjos since Chris Sand's became unavailable. They tune up to standard pitch and break in quickly, lots of punch too.
Break in quick, hold pitch and you can tune up to standard and up to A. None
By Baba R.
A bargain with little compromise
January 22, 2011
Recently bought an old friction peg banjo which came with steel strings! Took the strings off immediately before any further damage was done. Since then I have been experimenting with nylon and to be honest the best choice so far was using a medium classical guitar set from Augustine, using the E,B,G and D strings. They gave me great sound, the only problem being the strings were too thick to want to hack into the old (possibly original) bone nut so decided to buy a set of La Belle. I have found them a great compromise. Easy on the hands, great to use , however they are a bit too light, almost slack, and lack sustain for my liking. Took a lot of time to settle in too, with much stretching. But at this price who can argue! Try it out at least!
By Martin P.
Classic banjo strings
November 26, 2010
I was told that my SS Stewart Stallion banjo should not have metal strings so changed to the nylon. The tone is crisper and supposedly the banjo neck will not be damaged. I do like the sound.






1st D

Plain Nylon



2nd B

Plain Nylon



3rd G

Plain Nylon



4th C

Wound Nylon



5th G

Plain Nylon




 Classical & Minstrel Banjos

"The classical and minstrel banjos developed in the 19th century. Used for the classical repertory and traditional folk music, both can be strung with either gut or nylon strings."


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