Aquila 7B Minstrel Banjo Strings

Code: 7B

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

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
5 String Banjo
String Winding Material

Customer reviews

5 / 5
3 reviews for Aquila 7B Minstrel Banjo Strings customer reviews
Good quality strings with a lovely 'old time' sound.
Rated 5 out of 5
Brian Oldale
Only just fitted. Seems o.k. so far.
Rated 5 out of 5
Charlie Skelton
Previously unavailable in this country. Good gut like sound.
Rated 5 out of 5