Timeless Banjo Strings

Until mid-20th century, Banjos used exclusively gut strings, a material that had been used for thousand of years and that combines excellent promptness of attack with brilliance of timbre – very different, in other words, from modern nylon strings. And until recently, the typical sound quality of gut has been a constant point of reference for lute-makers, composers and performers alike. A fundamental aim of our research has therefore been to make a new synthetic product having the same acoustic properties as gut – but without its typical defects (high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying climatic conditions). Nylgut® has precisely these qualities, allowing the rediscovery of the sonorities that were so familiar to the great musicians of late 19th and 20th century, and at the same time ensuring a higher tuning stability, even better than the best gut and nylon strings.