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Vihuela String Sets Now Available

Vihuela String Sets Now Available

May 1st 2024

Gamut Music has recently added vihuela strings to the store!

We offer vihuela strings individually, or in bundled sets featuring the most popular kinds of strings for ease of ordering. Gauges are available in Light, Medium, and Heavy.

The vihuela is a plucked string instrument from the Renaissance period, primarily popular in Spain and Portugal during the 15th and 16th centuries. Resembling a small guitar, it typically has six or sometimes five double strings. The vihuela's body is usually rounded or pear-shaped, and it is played by plucking the strings with the fingers or a plectrum. It was commonly used for both solo and ensemble performances, often in conjunction with voices or other instruments. With its rich, resonant sound and versatile playing techniques, the vihuela played a significant role in the development of early Western music and remains an important instrument in the study and performance of Renaissance repertoire.

The double-strung vihuela string set consists of: