Gut & Silk
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 thinner 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 with a stronger fundamental. These sets which are made with one degree of tension, replicate exactly a historical assembling, typical of the period of Sor & Giuliani (Romantic Gut and Silk) and Llobet & Tàrrega (Gut & Silk, as it was said by Pujol in the "Escuela Razonada de la Guitarra" of 1934) by using oiled gut for trebles and wound basses, silver-copper covered on silk.
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