Set of all nylon guitar strings?

chrisghost

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Does anyone have any idea if these are made?

I'm not talking about regular sets with two/three nylon strings and three/four metal wound strings. I don't want the metal wound-thing.

I'm aware that they would create to much tention on a regular guitar. It's for a project.
 

chrisghost

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I did, but every time I click it turns out to be metal wound top strings set.

But I'll give it another go. Good to know they're out there at least.

Thanks again Greg.
 
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muttley600

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I did, but every time I click it turns out to be metal wound top strings set.

But I'll give it another go. Good to know they're out there at least.

Thanks again Greg.

They aint out there. Well, not off the shelf anyway... You can order various strings from early music specialists but they are expensive. Physics says that a strings pitch depends on it's tension, length and most importantly in this case, mass per unit length. To keep a standard pitch range or a usable one you need metal windings to add mass and reduce the diameter of the string while keeping it's elasticity. That is why before winding technology was available you had instruments such as the theorbo which used long strings to give the lower pitch range. When Catlines and rope strings arrived to give flexibility in the string it improved things a bit. It wasn't until wound strings became available that fixed string length instruments with the playable pitch range we take for granted today became possible. Developments in string technology was one of the driving factors in instrument form and function at the time. Still is today

What project are you investigating? I maybe able to point you to some specific help.
 
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