Aquila 82C AMBRA 800 Set (Synthetic Version of Gut & Silk 800)
set / Classical Guitar
AMBRA 800 - 19th Century Guitar set. Synthetic Version of the Gut & Silk 800 string set (1790-1880 musical performances).
The new synthetic material Nylgut® ("synthetic gut") has 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.
(Up to the middle of the 20th century, the only available strings for guitar were plain gut for the trebles and wound on silk core for the basses: their acoustical performance was quite different from that of modern stringings. The salient characteristics were: a marked timbric presence, response and brightness typical of the gut strings (certainly superior to plain nylon and in some respects closer to PVDF or carbon) 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 set was developed keeping in mind this historical fact.)