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Lute c-5 Lyon Fundamental REN

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SKU:
LR5L
$37.37
Width:
4.00 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
0.10 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Description

Table of Renaissance Lute Gauges
  Light Medium Heavy
c-5 Lyon 1.02mm 1.04mm 1.06mm

 

This is a standard length, (48", 120cm) Lyon gut, single twist string. It is useful for those lute players who wish to use a plain beef gut string that is of unquestionable historical authenticity. It is available with a natural or varnish finish.

This type of gut is named after the town in France which was famous for a particular type of flexible gut string. From the 16th century these strings were recommended as being some of the best strings for basses. Our reproduction of this string is made from gut specially processed in our workshop to be soft and responsive. The gut is twisted in one direction to a high twist for the optimum combination of durability and flexibility. The Lyon should be preferred when a little extra stiffness is required under the bow or finger. This type of string is characterized by a tight and visible twist. The color tends toward opaque light to medium yellow. The Lyon-style of gut string is a high twist, single spin construction that offers a tone that is full and warm with a powerful fundamental and complex, pleasing upper partials.

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)

1 Reviews

  • Posted by Paul L. on Apr 14th 2017

    4

    Rings true

    An excellent and even string. Well balanced, firm but not stiff. Classic strings with clear, clean sound (even below A440). I would recommend using the small leather washers (available from Gamut) to hold the string for a true, undampened sound.