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This is a double length (120cm, 48”) treble gut string made with beef serosa available with either a natural or varnish finish. This gut string is available only in the natural color which varies from white to a pale straw hue.
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.
Beef serosa has a higher tensile strength than does sheep gut, so this string is useful for instruments that require extra durability. If your instrument has a longer string length which puts it beyond the comfortable range for sheep gut strings, the beef gut would be a good choice for string selection as it will stand the strain a little better. Treble gut is processed to be a little harder than other kinds of gut, and it also has a lower twist of about 15 degrees to increase the strength.
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.
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Fine quality, smooth playing. I follow the old school method of rubbing a light oil on the new string to make it last longer. Excellent results.
Arrived quickly. It was easy to knot onto my violin and tuned up without any threat of snapping.
Excellent sound. Easy to install.
Fast service and nicely looped gut strings. I also appreciate that the package was not sent in a plastic envelope out of respect for our environment.
excellent sound, and seems durable when at "modern" pitch
I have always had trouble with excessive perspiration when performing, causing gut strings to go out of tune and break very quickly. I use these strings in heavy+ with varnish and they last MUCH longer than the average gut E string.