|Table of Pardessus de Viole Gauges|
We have bundled together the most popular kinds of Pardessus de Viol strings and offer them in a standard set for ease of ordering.
The set consists of:
- g-1 - treble gut, double length
- d-2 - treble gut, double length
- a-3 - lyon gut, single length
- D-4 - pistoy gut, single length
- G-5 - gut/silverplate, single length
Plain gut strings are available with a natural or varnish finish. 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. Knots may be tied for you, and leather washers added for an additional charge.
Instructions on how to tie a string knot are on the back of each package.
The gauges of the wound strings are listed in an equivalent gut relationship. This means that the mass and resulting tension of the string are equal to a plain gut string in the gauge listed. For instance, if the gauge is listed as =1.80mm, then the mass of the string is the same as a plain gut string 1.80mm in diameter. We use this method because our calculators report the gauges of strings in plain gut gauges, so it is easier to understand the tensions of wound strings when one knows the mass of the string rather than the physical diameter of the wound string.
Academie strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, 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.