The New Nylgut is the first product developed and patented by Aquila. The New Nylgut isn't common Nylon or Carbon (Fluocarbon fishing line or PVDF), nor a mix of them. It is a plastic compound of three different components. The New Nylgut produces a higher quality sound and stays in tune better, this is because the moisture absorption is less then .1% against the 2.0% of Nylon normally employed for the musical strings (i.e. Du Pont Tynex polyammide 6-12). Due to the higher density, similar to that of pure gut (1.30 gr/cm3), the New Nylgut produces a better sound than Nylon and it is not so metallic like those of the so- called ‘Carbon’ (Fluorocarbon) PVDF strings. In other words, the New Nylgut is probably the first genuine synthetic gut in the world.
- A better sound than Nylon or PVDF, similar to the genuine gut strings
- A more accurate fret-intonation due to the well gauged material
- A very stable intonation under moisture changes