Set / Classical Guitar
- Trebles: SUPER NYLGUT (synthetic material), natural gut-coloured (brownish)
- Basses: Nylgut multifilament core/ Silver-plated wound
Up to the middle of the 20th century, the only available strings for guitar were gut strings for Trebles and silk wound strings for basses: their acoustical performance was different from that of modern Guitar- setup. The salient characteristics of the past setups were: a marked tonal presence, response and brightness typical of the top gut
string (certainly superior to plain nylon and in some respects closer to fluocarbon strings) while the basses, on the other hand, possessed an exquisitely vocal quality, i.e. not so bright as, and with less sustain than, modern wound on nylon strings and more fundamental heavy.
The AMBRA 2000 SET was developed in order to best re-create, by means of modern synthetic materials, a different feel. This set was conceived for one grade of tension and consists of gut-coloured Super Nylgut® for trebles, while for the basses (high-quality silvered copper wires wound on Nylgut® multifilament core) Aquila employed a different balance between wire and core in order to obtain warm and deep performances.
SUPERNYLGUT® is the upgraded version of Aquila's famous Nylgut® strings. The strings have a very smooth and polished surface feels like wax. So pleasant for your fingers! They are also less stretchy than any previous Nylgut® version, this resulting in a faster setting to proper tune when new and in a tendency of easily maintaining the intonation when reached. On top of this, Supernylgut® is stronger and does not suffer from sharp edges of the nuts, marks from frets or hard nail playing. And you can get all these upgrades together with the wonderful richness of tone which made Aquila's Nylgut® a success!
The synthetic material Nylgut® ("synthetic gut") as well as Super Nylgut® have the same acoustic properties as gut - but without its typical defects - (high cost, limited duration and high instability under varying climatic). Nylgut has precisely these qualities: allowing one, on the one hand, to rediscover the sonorities familiar to the great 19th and 20th century masters; and guaranteeing, on the other, a stability of tuning higher even than that of the best gut and nylon strings.