Universale Strings

Universale Strings from Marco Turnovec

Saraband Music imports Universale Strings. While standard gauges are produced for each instrument, custom strings can be ordered from .36mm to 3.4mm. Normal lengths for gut strings are 120cm and 180cm. Fretgut comes in 2.4m lengths.

Top quality ram and ox gut is used for strings, with pure silver wire on gut for the overwound strings. Varnished strings are available which protect against sweat, fraying and changes in humidity. Only the types of strings below are available.

Pricing has been removed from this page due to currency fluctuations. Please ask for a quote.

BV: varnished high twist ox gut strings
SN: special ox gut strings with quickness of response suitable for mid registers
CB: Venice Catlines are suitable for mid registers thanks to their elasticity & softness
BA: pure silver wound strings on ox core
MBA: pure silver wound gut strings on ram core
MBV: varnished high twist ram (male sheep) gut strings
MSN: special ram gut strings suitable for mid registers
BT: natural fret gut

Violin. Plain gut (BV/SN, MBV, MSN) 120cm (double length)
e1: gauges .56, .58, .60, .62
a2: gauges .72, .74, .76, .78, .80, .82
d3: gauges 1.02, 1.04, 1.06, 1.08, 1.10, 1.12

Wound strings, single length, BA type:
d3: Light/med/heavy, 60cm
G4: Light/med/heavy, 60cm

Wound strings, single length, MBA type:
d3: Light/med/heavy, 60cm
G4: Light/med/heavy, 60cm

Viola. Plain gut (BV/SN, MBV, MSN) 180cm (double length)
a1: gauges .72, .74, .76, .78, .80, .82
d2: gauges 1.02, 1.04
d2: gauges 1.06, 1.08, 1.10

Wound strings, single length, BA type:
G3: Light/med/heavy, 70cm
C4: Light/med/heavy, 70cm

Wound strings, single length, MBA type:
G3: Light/med/heavy, 70cm
C4: Light/med/heavy, 70cm

Cello. Plain gut (SN) 120cm
a1: gauges 1.14, 1.18, 1.22, 1.24
d2: gauges 1.50, 1.55, 1.60, 1.65, 1.70

Please ask for prices for MBV/MSN strings

Wound strings (120cm, BA type)
G3: Light/med/heavy
C4: Light/med/heavy

Wound strings (120cm, MBA type)
G3: Light/med/heavy
C4: Light/med/heavy

Catline gut strings (for mid registers all instruments) Available in 120 & 180cm lengths, but only a few kept in stock. Please order ahead of time. You can request any gauge to be custom made.

120cm or 180cm lengths:
gauges: 0.72, 0.74, .76, .78, .80, - .88
gauges: .90, .94, .97. 1.0, 1.04, 1.08
gauges: 1.14, 1.16, 1.18, 1.20, 1.24, 1.28
gauges: 1.32, 1.36, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55

Treble viol. Plain gut (BV/SN, MBV, MSN) 120cm
d1: gauges .56, .58, .60, .62
a2: gauges .72, .74, .76, .78, .80, .82
e3: gauges .90, .92, .94
c4: gauges 1.18, 1.20, 1.22

Wound strings (single length, BA type):
G5: Light/med/heavy, 60cm
D6: Light/med/heavy, 60cm

Wound strings (single length, MBA type):
G5: Light/med/heavy, 60cm
D6: Light/med/heavy, 60cm

Tenor viol. Plain gut (BV/SN, MBV, MSN) 180cm
g1: gauges 60, .62
d2: gauges .84, .86
a3: gauges 1.10, 1.12
f4: gauges: 1.38, 1.40, 1.42

Wound strings (single length, BA type):
C5: Light/med/heavy, 90cm
G6: Light/med/heavy, 90cm

Wound strings (single length, MBA type):
C5: Light/med/heavy, 90cm
G6: Light/med/heavy, 90cm

Bass viol. Plain gut (BV/SN, MBV, MSN) All strings 120cm
d1: gauges .68, .70, .72, .74
a2: gauge .88, .90, .92, .94, .97
e3: gauges 1.18, 1.20, 1.22, 1.24
c4: gauges 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 1.60, 1.65, 1.70

Wound strings (BA/MBA types):
G5: Light/med/heavy
D6: Light/med/heavy
A7: Light/med/heavy

Fretgut available. All 2.4m lengths.
Gauges -
.50/.55
.60/.65
.70/.75
.80/.85
.90/.95
1.00
1.05/1.10
1.15/1.20
1.25/1.30
1.35/1.40

 

Please order ahead of time, as strings can sell quickly, and your strings are hand-made. A reasonable amount of stock will be at Saraband Music at any time, but as it takes so many different strings to cater to everyone, it is quite possible that your strings may have to be ordered.

If the string you require is not listed here, please do enquire.