AQUILA SET 1B 5 STRING BANJO
DBGDG Tuning (4th String RED SERIES), Medium
Until the mid-20th century, Banjos were mounted exclusively in gut, a material that had been used for thousand of years, that combines excellent promptness of attack with brilliance of timbre - very different from modern nylon strings. Until recently, the typical sound quality of gut has been a constant point of reference for lute-makers, composers and performers alike. A fundamental aim of Aquila's research has been to make a new synthetic product having the same acoustic properties as gut, but without its typical defects - (high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying climates).
The New NylgutŪ has precisely these qualities; allowing one to rediscover the sonorities familiar to the late 19th and 20th century masters and guaranteeing a stability of tuning higher than that of the best gut and nylon strings.