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.

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  • 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…

  • Soaking Gut Strings??

    Sep 5th 2023

    Soaking Gut Strings??

    The question of soaking gut strings in oil comes up occasionally, with strong opinions on both sides, so we decided to ask a neutral third party — ChatGPT:"It's generally not recommended to soak gut s…

  • Coming Soon! 3-D Printed Ball Ends

    Aug 11th 2023

    Coming Soon! 3-D Printed Ball Ends

    The string shop constantly improves processes and workflow to make strings better and more efficient. One improvement we are finally putting into production is replacing knots with ball ends.One of th…

  • String Production in Markneukirchen and in the Vogtland

    Aug 2nd 2023

    String Production in Markneukirchen and in the Vogtland

    I had heard of this book project on and off going back to at least 2013 and came upon the finished work recently:Masterpieces of German Instrument Making, Vol. 8: String Production in Markneukirchen a…

    Published by Dan Larson

  • Celebrating William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Jul 25th 2023

    Celebrating William Byrd (1540-1623)

    Music enthusiasts and historians around the world commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Byrd, one of the most influential composers of the Renaissance era. Born around 1540, Byrd was an English…

  • Silk Music Strings?

    Jun 22nd 2023

    Silk Music Strings?

    Silk is yet another option for music strings. There are references to using silk in some early Arabic literature about 'ouds, but not much in the Western tradition until the days of the British Raj. G…

    Published by Dan Larson

  • Boston Early Music Festival 2023

    May 26th 2023

    Boston Early Music Festival 2023

    We will be in attendance at the 2023 Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown. Make sure to stop by the Gamut Music booth to say "hello" to Jake and Garth,…

  • Spring Newsletter 2023

    Apr 25th 2023

    Spring Newsletter 2023

    Happy Spring From the Gamut Music Workshop— Greetings from Northern Minnesota. This winter has been one for the record books. With so much snow, and ice, and rain, and wind, and cold, there…

  • Which Strings Are Sheep Gut, Which Are Beef?

    Apr 10th 2023

    Which Strings Are Sheep Gut, Which Are Beef?

    In an effort to provide elucidation on the different Gamut sheep and beef gut string options for our customers, please be aware:Academie Strings All Gamut Academie strings (pure gut and gut/metal-wou…

  • Student Discounts

    Feb 17th 2023

    Student Discounts

    Gamut Music is a small early music workshop in Duluth, Minnesota, specializing in Historically Informed Practice and modern performance practice natural gut and gut/wound music instrument strings.We h…

  • Winter Newsletter 2023

    Feb 8th 2023

    Winter Newsletter 2023

    Greetings From the Gamut Music Workshop—It has been a dynamic winter here in northern Minnesota, but with the addition of a newly hired string polisher, the shop is running smoothly and is in the…