Aquila Classic Banjo Strings


A set of 5 strings for standard gDGBD 5 string banjo tuning. All Nylgut. 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,
String Weighting

Re-organize and/or remove

Light Gauge, Medium Gauge,

Customer reviews

4.5 / 5
4 reviews for Aquila Classic Banjo Strings
eKomi customer reviews
stephen vernals
Although the strings were ok, I couldn't fit them to my banjo as it was designed for steel strings and not nylon strings
Rated 4 out of 5
John Dodd
I have always used Aquila nylon strings and have found them perfectly satisfactory at the price. A professional musician may demand more but I find them fine for my music.
Rated 4 out of 5
Andrew Parry
I use these on my j Abbott Mirabile 5 string open back banjo and it now sounds as it is suppose too,lovely..takes a few days for them to tune in because of stretch but,to be expected and no biggie..
I would recommend these
Rated 5 out of 5
Eric Womersley
Aquilla strings are always good but these surprised me. So I ordered some for my banjo Uke.
Rated 5 out of 5