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GuitarViol Strings

GuitarViol Strings

The guitarviol is a cross between a guitar and a violin that often uses cello strings.

The guitarviol produces the sounds of a strummed or plucked guitar and those of a bowed violin, according to Jonathan Wilson of TogaMan GuitarViols . Here's a tuning chart by Wilson for guitarviol strings:

B Tuning
B - H514 1/4M - 1/4 Cello C String
E - H513 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello G String
A - H513 4/4 M - 4/4 Cello G String
D - H512 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello D string
F# - H511 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello A string
B - H511 4/4L - 4/4 Cello A string

EADGBE Standard
E - H513 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello G String
A - H513 4/4 M - 4/4 Cello G String
D - H512 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello D string
G - H511 1/4 M - 1/4 Cello A string
B - H511 4/4L - 4/4 Cello A string
E - H515 4/4M - 4/4 Cello E string

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D'Addario Chrome ECG25 is typical on pre-2010 builds EADGBE. Lower 6 strings of 7 string set for B tunings (minus high E) BEADF#B = D'Addario ECG24-7.

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