Please Note: selected shipping has no bearing on how long your order will take in the string workshop.
Gamut strings are hand-made to order — shipping timelines are calculated from when your order leaves the workshop, not when the order was placed. We will send a sales receipt with tracking # when your order leaves the shop.

International Orders: are subject to customs/VAT ("landed cost") fees at the receiving end. Gamut Music has no control over carrier- or government-imposed taxes or fees. See our Shipping & Returns Policy and Authorized Worldwide Dealers for additional details.


  • Understanding Tunings: A440, A415, A392, A466

    Feb 29th 2024

    Understanding Tunings: A440, A415, A392, A466

    For music performers, understanding the difference between tunings is essential, especially if they are involved in historically informed performances or working with ensembles specializing in early m…

  • Alto Viol Strings

    Feb 15th 2024

    Alto Viol Strings

    Gamut Music has recently added Alto Viol strings to the store! We offer A-Alto Viol and C-Alto Viol strings individually, or in bundled sets featuring the most popular kinds of strings for ease o…

  • X-Bracing vs. Fan Bracing

    Feb 14th 2024

    X-Bracing vs. Fan Bracing

    TL;DR: Don't put steel strings on a classical guitar.  X-bracing and fan bracing are two common bracing patterns used in the construction of acoustic guitars, and they are associate…

  • Toxic Chemicals in Historical String-Making

    Feb 1st 2024

    Toxic Chemicals in Historical String-Making

    Historically, the process of making gut music strings involved the use of various chemicals, some of which could be extremely toxic. The preparation of gut strings required several steps to clean,…

  • Why Do Gut Strings Break?

    Jan 24th 2024

    Why Do Gut Strings Break?

    Gut music strings can have a long life if they are properly cared for and stored. But, being made from a natural material, false strings and breakage can occur. Here are some common reasons why n…

  • New Customer Support

    Jan 17th 2024

    New Customer Support

    Gamut Music will be switching to a more robust customer service platform to more accurately track and respond to inquiries (and reduce spam, scams, and phishing attempts).The email address is the same…

  • Expedited String Services

    Dec 14th 2023

    Expedited String Services

    We often receive inquiries about expediting orders for strings. At Gamut Music, we operate at "the speed of gut," meaning that individual orders are processed as they come in, as soon as material…

  • Harp Overstock!

    Nov 15th 2023

    Harp Overstock!

    We have sorted a great selection of gut harp strings and added them to the overstock section. These strings are up to 40% off and are covered by Gamut's 30 day warranty.…

  • Care & Cleaning of Gut Strings

    Nov 8th 2023

    Care & Cleaning of Gut Strings

    Proper care and storage of gut strings is important to maintain their quality and longevity. Following these practices will ensure your strings produce the best sound and last longer.Cleaning Gut Stri…

  • What is Mensur?

    Oct 25th 2023

    What is Mensur?

    In the context of stringed musical instruments, "mensur" refers to the vibrating string length (usually expressed in centimeters). The mensur is the distance between the inside edge of the n…

  • Academie Gut/Metal-Wound Strings

    Oct 6th 2023

    Academie Gut/Metal-Wound Strings

    Gamut Music offers a unique line of wound strings for bowed and plucked instruments. The machines used to put the wire on the gut were made and used originally by the Perfection Musical String Co…

  • Approximate Diameter (≈) / Equivalent Gauge (=)

    Sep 21st 2023

    Approximate Diameter (≈) / Equivalent Gauge (=)

    Gamut gut string gauges are approximate (≈) diameter. Meaning, that while a ≈0.60mm string is polished in the workshop to a diameter of 0.60mm, changes in ambient humidity, temperature, shipping, and…