Aquila Minstrel Banjo Strings
A set of 5 strings for Minstrel banjo style and tuned to DGDF#A. All Nylgut strings. Available in medium gauges only. 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
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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 Banjo