Please Note: Gamut strings are hand-made to order — shipping timelines are calculated from when your order leaves the workshop, not when the order was placed.

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.


  • Gift Certificates Available

    Dec 14th 2022

    Gift Certificates Available

    Gamut Music offers gift certificates in customizable amounts.You can send the certificate directly to the recipient via email, or select yourself as the recipient and receive the certificate with…

  • Bass String Re-Wind

    Dec 13th 2022

    Bass String Re-Wind

    Did you know Gamut Music offers re-winding for contrabass strings? The problem with bass wound strings is that they will eventually develop a buzzing sound when the core shrinks and the wire…

  • Updated Shipping Options

    Nov 16th 2022

    Updated Shipping Options

    As the current state of domestic and international shipping continues to prove challenging, Gamut Music has taken steps to negotiate better carrier rates for our customers. If you require a shipp…

  • Gamut String Options

    Oct 6th 2022

    Gamut String Options

    Gamut Music offers a few options for strings: Knotted Ends: All strings require a knot at the end to hold them onto the instrument's tailpiece. Many players like to tie their own knots, but…

  • Information Abounds

    Aug 12th 2022

    Information Abounds

    Gamut Music has an extensive collection of in depth string-specific articles providing information on string types, string gauges, the gut string manufacturing process, performance techniques, an…

  • 15% Discount for Educators and Students

    Jul 26th 2022

    15% Discount for Educators and Students

    Gamut Music, Inc. specializes in historically informed performance practice natural gut music instrument strings in many styles suitable for early music and modern performance.Educators, institutions,…

  • Save on International Shipping

    Jun 22nd 2022

    Save on International Shipping

    With the continued flux and uncertainty of international shipping prices, we highly recommend checking our list of Authorized Worldwide Dealers to see if there are Gamut string retailers near you to h…

  • Gamut Music @ VdGSA

    Jun 6th 2022

    Gamut Music @ VdGSA

    This year, the Viola da Gamba Society of America will hold its 60th Conclave at Miami College in Oxford, Ohio, from July 24-31. It will feature a full week of in-person and online classes, programs fo…

  • Gamut Music @ NAMM

    Jun 2nd 2022

    Gamut Music @ NAMM

    The National Association of Music Merchandisers show will occur this year on June 3-5, 2022, and Gamut Music will be there in booth #9636. The full range of string offerings will be on display, includ…

  • Student Discounts

    Mar 8th 2022

    Student Discounts

    We have received several messages from students recently asking if there is any way to receive a price break on strings to accommodate the financial straits that usually come with being a student. The…

  • String Knots

    Feb 22nd 2022

    String Knots

    Pass the end of the string through a loop to make an overhand knot as in Figure A.Bring the end around and through the knot as in Figure B. Burn the end so the end has a mushroomed shape. Pull the s…

  • What's in a Gauge?

    Feb 11th 2022

    What's in a Gauge?

    So many strings, so many gauges. What does it mean, anyway, to use one gauge or another; what difference does it make?On strings made of one material, like plain gut strings, the only way to change th…