gut wound

gut wound

Particularly designed for bowed instruments, they are the natural complement of plain gut strings. Then a great tone balance can be obtained mixed with the plain gut strings. Like for the plain gut strings, they offer indisputable tone and tension accuracy qualities, as well as a large range of gauges, needful for the musicians.

As for the polishing, the grinding techniques of the strings have been improved, offering a perfect intonation and thus the playing life has been increased.
In order to enhance the choice of different sounding, while taking into account the instruments characteristics, we propose 2 types of wound gut strings. The musician will choose between the copper wound strings and the silver plated wound strings, either with an esthetic approach, or to adapt the strings to the proper instruments characteristics (clear or warrner sound) or depending to the performing conditions (room, volume... )
  • the copper wound gut strings ( Reference BFC ... ) Copper has been one of the first metal used in the strings history, giving a traditional tone with a n'ch and clear sound. Those strings are available in 1.20 meter.
  • the silver plated wound gut strings ( Reference BFA ... ) Those strings have been composed with less proportion of metal and a thicker gut core, thus giving a warmer and full sound.

There is no intermediate winding (silk braid covering the gut core) on the strings, which correspond to the traditional production techniques, except for the 4 following strings : BFA484 - BFA854 - BFA934 - BFA1474. These specific strings are specially achieved for bass viols (vibrating length of 69em) and baroque cello, because they enhance the balance between the plain gut strings and the wound gut strings. All these wound gut strings are also available in 1.20 meter. Instead of speaking of gauge, we give the weight per unit of length (called in our charts PUL) of each string, in order to determine the choice of the string according to the desired tension. Depending of their composition, two strings may have the same weight per unit of length but not the same gauge and will tone at the same tension ; but two strings with the same gauge may have a different weight per unit of length and will not tone at the same tension.