Aquila Classic Banjo Strings


A set of 5 strings for standard gDGBD 5 string banjo tuning. All Nylgut (no wounds strings). Available in light or medium gauges. Note - Strings have no balls or loops and need you to make your own loop or knot. See boy scout knot making guides online! See drop down box below

Full description


Aquila banjo strings are made in Italy...

'Nylgut' has been patented by Aquila ...It is a high quality polymerized plastic mixed with additives to give a string with excellent tonal quality and volume. 

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 strings.

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 gut strings;
a more accurated fret-intonation due to the well gauged material;
a very stable intonation under moisture changes.


Number of Strings
5 String
Instrument Suitability
Banjo, 5 String Banjo,
String Weighting

Re-organize and/or remove

Light Gauge, Medium Gauge,

Customer reviews

4.8 / 5
9 reviews for Aquila Classic Banjo Strings customer reviews
david minton
Great strings, the best !
Rated 5 out of 5
Colin Griffiths
first time of using nylon - good product
Rated 5 out of 5
Will Howson
Good strings
Rated 5 out of 5
Jake Glanville
I like these and use them on nearly all my zither banjos. I love the soft and gentle tone (which is how I prefer playing) but they will produce plenty of volume if you want it. I've been playing zither banjo for over 50 years, and used all kinds of strings including Black Diamond, but these are the strings for me! A further plus, they don't wear away the vellum where the strings rub on it as on a couple of my banjos such as my 1880 W E Temlett. A brilliant invention and quite inexpensive.
Rated 5 out of 5
Iain Summers
Wow! First time with these strings and I'm blown away. I'll definitely be back for more...
Rated 5 out of 5