Violoncello

Aquila Corde Armoniche

Sets

Our ready-made sets are composed of strings with a standard length of 120 cm and diameters suitable for required tension.
If you’re looking for strings of specific diameters, you can add them to the cart choosing them from the product selection above.

Why shall I choose a ready-made set instead of single strings?

We suggest to choose a set if you do not feel completely sure of the diameters, because you are beginning, or have little time. The gauges and the type of strings included in our sets meet the needs of most of our customers. This way you don’t have to expect for a bad surprise. A personalized setup of your instrument can start from here: by raising or lowering the whole setup by half a tone, you can easily know if your next setup, the definitive one, will need more or less tension or even remain unchanged as per our suggestion.

Baroque Cello Strings in beef gut

Vibrating string length: 68 cm

Suggested diameters are those used today. 

For each specified string the central diameter is that of medium tension, which we suggest if you never used our strings. For a light tension choose the first suggested diameter, for superior tension choose the last one.

Possible Cello A-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

112HV

112HV – Varnished gut string

1.12 mm

120 cm

116HV

116HV – Varnished gut string

1.16 mm

120 cm

120HV

120HV – Varnished gut string

1.20 mm

120 cm

Possible Cello D-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

150HV

150HV – Varnished gut string

1.50 mm

120 cm

155HV

155HV – Varnished gut string

1.55 mm

120 cm

160HV

160HV – Varnished gut string

1.60 mm

120 cm

Possible Cello G-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

46F

46F – G baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

2.40 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

47F

47F – G baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

2.50 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

48F

48F – G baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

2.60 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

Possible Cello C-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

52F

52F – C baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

3.60 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

53F

53F – C baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

3.80 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

54F

54F – C baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „F“ standard

3.90 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

 

Baroque Cello strings in lamb gut

Vibrating length: 68 cm

Possible Cello A-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

116HU

116HU – Unsplit gut string

1.16 mm

120 cm

120HU

120HU – Unsplit gut string

1.20 mm

120 cm

124HU

124HU – Unsplit gut string

1.24 mm

120 cm

Possible Cello D-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

155HU

155HU – Unsplit gut string

1.55 mm

120 cm

160HU

160HU – Unsplit gut string

1.60 mm

120 cm

165HU

165HU – Unsplit gut string

1.65 mm

120 cm

Possible Cello G-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

46FU

46FU – G baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

2.40 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

47FU

47FU – G baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

2.50 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

48FU

48FU – G baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

2.60 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

Possible Cello C-Strings

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

52FU

52FU – C baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

3.60 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

53FU

53FU – C baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

3.80 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

54FU

54FU – C baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“ standard

3.90 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

 

Baroque Cello historical set

Strings calculated according to pitch 415 Hz. Vibrating string length: 68 cm

 

The diameters suggested reproduce the medium ones deduced from historical sources dating back to Eighteenth – Nineteenth century. The gut strings suggested in these sets are made of unsplit lamb gut HU type: they have a surface only partially smoothed to imitate the old hand smoothing system. Through this method the quantity of damaged surface fibre is considerably reduced compared to the rectified strings made according to today procedure. The advantages consist of greater stability to climatic changes, longer life of the string, better acoustic performance. The third and fourth wound strings are made according to criterion of Eighteenth- Nineteenth century.

Historical gauges requirements

Warning

 

It is not possible to use historical gauges (that are usually thicker) before checking and possibly modifying the angle of the strings on the bridge, that should be “widen” so that the pressure of the bridge on the harmonic table is not excessive so to dampen the sound and make the bow attack too difficult (please contact your trusted luthier).

Moreover, according to historical documents we suggest that the strings are kept as low as possible on the fretboard, as long as they do not buzz.

Modern strings angle upon the bridge

Baroque strings angle upon the bridge

 

NOTE: These strings are NOT as ’set‘ available – please choose from single strings!
HINWEIS: Diese Saiten sind NICHT als ‚Set‘ verfügbar, bitte die Saiten einzeln auswählen!

 

Cello historical set light tension

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

120HU

120HU – Unsplit gut string

1.20 mm

120 cm

165HU

165HU – Unsplit gut string

1.65 mm

120 cm

58FU

58FU – G baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

2.45 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

64FU

64FU – C baroque cello light tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

3.65 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

Cello historical set normal tension

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

124HU

124HU – Unsplit gut string

1.24 mm

120 cm

170HU

170HU – Unsplit gut string

1.70 mm

120 cm

59FU

59FU – G baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

2.55 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

65FU

65FU – C baroque cello medium tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

3.75 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

Cello historical set superior tension

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

132HU

132HU – Unsplit gut string

1.32 mm

120 cm

180HU

180HU – Unsplit gut string

1.80 mm

120 cm

60FU

60FU – G baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

2.75 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

66FU

66FU – C baroque cello heavy tension silver close wound type „FU“ historical

4.10 mm equivalent gut

110 cm

 

FG synthetic strings set for Cello

Vibrating string length: 68 cm

The F-Red Series are the new synthetic strings for bowed instruments, developed by Aquila Corde Armoniche as a valid alternative to natural gut

Eco-sustainable, stable in intonation and durable, the new F-Red Series are our answer to the needs of all students and musicians who have to face conditions where the use of gut becomes too demanding, such as

  • high temperature and humidity conditions, typical for example of some sub-tropical countries (e.g. South America and Africa);
  • high cost for the replacement of gut strings that students have to face when approaching the study of ancient music instruments.

The “tirata”

“Tirata” is a word used by the string makers of the great Italian tradition. It represents the correct length of string needed on each instrument, considering its full dimensions. We decided to reintroduce it in our vocabulary to specify the length of a single string, which will no longer be indicated in centimetres.
For example, a string that’s 120 cm long will correspond to 2 tirate on a violin, but only 1 tirata on a cello.

Notice: to avoid damages, do not cut the strings. In case you want to shorten them, first spread some quick glue around the point where you want to cut.

WARNING: Wound strings are made with round wire and not flat, as was done at the end of the nineteenth century
WARNING: The surface is not smooth, but slightly satin, due to a special covering. After about a week, the strings will spontaneously smooth out.

Cello medium tension

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

Gut Equivalent

04FG#1

CELLO „A“ MEDIUM TENSION – SYNTHETIC

1.18 mm

1 tirata

1.16 mm

04FG#2

CELLO „D“ MEDIUM TENSION – SYNTHETIC

1.57 mm

1 tirata

1.55 mm

04FG#3

CELLO „G“ MEDIUM TENSION – SYNTHETIC WOUND

 

1 tirata

2.40 mm

04FG#4

CELLO „C“ MEDIUM TENSION – SYNTHETIC WOUND

 

1 tirata

3.60 mm

Cello superior tension

SKU

Name

Gauge

Length

Gut Equivalent

05FG#1

CELLO „A“ SUPERIOR TENSION – SYNTHETIC

1.27 mm

1 tirata

1.24 mm

05FG#2

CELLO „D“ SUPERIOR TENSION – SYNTHETIC

1.66 mm

1 tirata

1.65 mm

05FG#3

CELLO „G“ SUPERIOR TENSION – SYNTHETIC WOUND

 

1 tirata

2.60 mm

05FG#4

CELLO „C“ SUPERIOR TENSION – SYNTHETIC WOUND

 

1 tirata

3.90 mm

 

CORDE DRAGO

For the cello there is a set of strings consisting of:

  • a Cantino di Napoli for the A,
  • a Cordoncino di Roma for the D,
  • a Cordone di Roma for the G,
  • the Silver Wound for the C is not foreseen for the moment, being out of production.

Efrano

Mittlere Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
aCL110Darm1,15mm/1,20mm
dCL140Darm1,50mm
GCL210Darm2,10mm
GCL135Darm/versilbert1,35mm
CCL185Darm/versilbert1,90/1,95mm
GCL130Darm/Silber1,30mm
CCL180Darm/Silber1,80mm
    
 CL SatzCL110, CL140, CL135, CL185 
 CLS SatzCL110, CL140, CL130, CL180 

Schwache Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
aCL110Darm1,10mm
dCL140Darm1,40mm
GCL210Darm2,00mm
GCL135Darm/versilbert1,30mm
CCL185Darm/versilbert1,85mm
GCL130Darm/Silber1,25mm
CCL180Darm/Silber1,75mm
    
 CL SatzCL110, CL140, CL135, CL185 
 CLS SatzCL110, CL140, CL130, CL180 

Starke Spannung

 BESTELLNR.MATERIALØ
aCL110Darm1,25mm
dCL140Darm1,60mm
GCL210Darm2,2mm
GCL135Darm/versilbert1,40mm
CCL185Darm/versilbert2,00mm
GCL130Darm/Silber1,35mm
CCL180Darm/Silber1,85mm
    
 CL SatzCL110, CL140, CL135, CL185 
 CLS SatzCL110, CL140, CL130, CL180

Cuerdas de Tripa Frechina

Cello / Violoncelle / Violoncello – Cuerdas de Tripa Frechina

1 / la / a 
corde en boyau /single gut string
diameter Ø:
112-126

2 / ré / d
corde en boyau / single gut string
diameter Ø:
154-164

3 / sol / G
corde en boyau / single gut string
diameter Ø:
204-208
standard 106

3 / sol / G
entorchado plata / silver wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
204-208

4 / do / C
corde en boyau / gut string
diameter Ø:
302-306
standard 304

4 / do / C
entorchado plata / silver wound
diameter equivalent Ø:
302-306

Gutmann Music Strings

Gutmann Strings are made from the best Australian cattle gut.

The origin of the raw material is essential for the making of high quality musical gut-wire.

We found the Australian cow ideal as those cows life and diet creates the typical characteristics we need to produce a musical instrument string. This string needs to have a long life when the tension on the string is high and played by a bow or fingers, not always soft and gentle but with passion …

Bernd Kürschner OHG

Wound strings for Violincello & string sets / Umsponnene Saiten für Violincello und Saitensets

Tables of the String Sets / Tabellen zu den Saiten-Sets

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Toro Strings

CELLO

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Tension (Diameter) – Length: 120 cm.

Key

Type

Light

Medium

Heavy

a

ram or ox gut 

116

120

124

a

double twist VENICE type

116

120

124

d

ram or ox gut 

150

155

160

d

double twist VENICE type

150

155

160

G

silver wound 

light

medium

heavy

C

silver wound 

light

medium

heavy