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Fret Gut .90mm

3 reviews Write a Review
SKU:
TF90
$12.76
Width:
4.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
0.10 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Description

Fret gut made for tying frets onto historical instrument necks, such as lutes and viols, comes in the standard (48", 120cm) length. How many frets you will get out of each length depends on how wide the neck of your instrument is, and whether you are using double or single frets.

The usual custom for gauging frets is to have the thickest fret be the first fret — the one nearest the nut — and then have each subsequent fret decrease by 0.05mm. Using this system, the first fret on a lute would be 1.00mm, the second fret 0.95mm, the third fret 0.90mm, and so on. On most lutes the thinnest size of fret that is practical is 0.65mm, so depending on the number of tied frets required by your instrument, you may need to use one, two, or three of the 0.65 frets to complete the fretting.

Natural strings are hand-rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil. There is an additional charge for varnished strings. The string comes with plain, unknotted ends.

Frets may be purchased individually or in a set. We package three sets of frets:

  • Renaissance Lute Fret Pack contains eight sizes of frets: 1.00mm, .95mm, .90mm, .85mm, .80mm, .75mm, .70mm, and .65mm
  • Baroque Lute Fret Pack contains contains ten sizes: 1.20mm, 1.15mm, 1.10mm, 1.05mm, 1.00mm, .95mm, .90mm, .85mm, .80mm, and .75mm
  • Viol Fret Pack contains seven frets: 1.20mm, 1.15mm, 1.10mm, 1.05mm, 1.00mm, .95mm, and .90mm

Academie strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, Inc., a leader in the revival of early music strings and instruments. Gut strings are not intended to be used with fine tuners or string adjusters and those devices should be removed before installing the gut string on the instrument.

More information about Gamut gut strings, string types, gauges, and string tensions can be found on our articles page. Not finding an answer to your question? Please contact us directly: support@gamutmusic.com.

Extra Information

Brand:
Academie
Width:
4.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
0.10 (in)

3 Reviews

  • Posted by Floyd Drake on Feb 5th 2021

    5

    Great product and company

    I have made multiple orders for gut strings from gamut. Their product and service are fantastic.

  • Posted by Magnus Wendel on Nov 7th 2018

    5

    Lute fret

    Excellent durability, easy to apply and I love the colour of the varnished frets :)

  • Posted by Preston on Oct 17th 2017

    5

    Great gut

    Great quality, better than anticipated. I made a 2nd order