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Hello, folks, just as the title says. Please refer to this announcement on Aquila's website:…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Underhill Nov 30, 2011.
Hello folks, Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments in Japan has an interesting collection of string instruments of the guitar/lute family. This chitarra battente looks somewhat peculiar: If I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Akira Sakamoto Sep 17, 2010.
Hello, folks, this is more of a practical topic rather than an academic one: When I purchased my first period instrument (renaissance guitar in my case), one of the initial problems to encounter was…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Day Aug 2, 2010.
Hello, folks, I'm looking at the CD-ROM titled "Libros De Musica Para Vihuela 1536-1576" which contains facsimile data of the seven surviving collections of vihuela music by Narvaez, Milan, Mudarra,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dmitry Medvedev Feb 7, 2014.
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Hi Akira - I am selling my 1813 Josef Pages 6 string guitar via Bonhams Auctions in London on 31st October 2012...you can view it online (lot 5) under Bonhams 'Auctions' 'Fine Musical Intruments'.
Yong Leong, I use Aquilla nylgut for E, B and G on my classical guitar -- Aquilla nylgut for my Tomann baroque guitar, and have just changed to nylgut on my EMS Renaissance Lute ( 8 course). I think it sounds very good on all three instruments -- On the lute and baroque guitar it felt like getting a new and better instrument. The reason for not using Aquilla for the spun strings on my classical guitar, is that the D-string on the first set I tried only survived one week before the copper broke at the second fret (must have played E to many times that week) The same happened after some weeks on the baroque guitar -- I now use an Aquilla nylgut G-string for classical guitar as D-string on that instrument. A little weaker in sound, but works OK.
So the conclusion is: Try Aquilla nylgut for your lute and order an extra G-string (two if you don't use octaves) to the set -- It's the only bass string that is often fretted, and will probably wear out before the other strings.
Hi Akira, thank you & I am glad we are friends.
I got the Aquila Nylgut strings for my classical guitar from Tony, one of the members on this forum , he is very helpful. I am really happy with the Aquila Nylgut for my classical guitar.
Do you play Renaissance Lute ( 8 course) ? I have problem trying to get some good strings for my Renaissance Lute. You know any good brand?
Once again thank you for your reply
Long may our friendship continue! I have been honoured for some time that you are using one of my guitars for your profile picture. I'm afraid that it was made before we found out about scalloped sides!
Hi Akira, tenks 4 accepting my request, greetings.
Ps, Nice intruments