In the realm of gut strings, these are the real deal. These strings are designed for instruments for which absolute historic authenticity is important. This would include late Renaissance fiddles, Baroque Violins, 18th Century Pochettes (such as our Neil Gow Pochette), as well as mid-19th Century Fiddles (although more “modern” strings were available in the latter half of the 19th Century). For Civil War Re-enactors, this is the type of string that would be most commonly used by a soldier of the 1960s.
They have a soft, warm sound. The E, A and D are plain gut and the G is gut wound with silver plated copper.
Note: These are strings made the way they were centuries ago. The break-in time is significant and they are quite susceptible to weather changes. It is essential that your tuning pegs be well-fit, as frequent re-tuning is part of the “charm” of these strings. Use of fine-tuners is not appropriate for these strings.
E: Plain gut
A: Plain gut
D: Plain gut
G: Gut wound with Silver-plated copper wire