Gimped Gut Strings

We use two different types of wire for gimped strings; copper and silver.  The copper wire is a little lighter than silver, so the resulting strings are slightly larger in diameter than the equivalent silver gimped string, and the copper makes the string slightly brighter in tone.  Silver, being a heavier material, allows the string to have more weight with less gut, making these strings thinner than the equivalent copper gimped string, and, since silver is a softer than copper, silver gimped strings are softer and more flexible.

  • Use our string calculators to find the correct strings for your instrument. Check tensions, gauges, and play "what if" scenarios to see how changes in your instrument will effect your strings.
  • Gimped Gut 1.50mm

    Gimped Gut 1.50mm

     This is a standard length, (48", 120cm), Gimped gut with the Pistoy twist, for extra flexibility. It is intended for those players who wish to play renaissance and early baroque performance practice and want the true gut tone. It is made with a...

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