A few words about the online store:
As most of you probably know, finding just the right strings for your instrument can be challenging, especially when you consider all the possibilities that exist. With our online store we have tried to distill into one easy to navigate page, the essence of what most period string players use. And since many of you also perform on modern instruments we now have a wide array of modern strings and sets available for violin, viola and cello. Once at our online store, just click on shop and choose your instrument.
We strive to maintain competitive prices. Please note that some merchants do not specify if strings are made of sheep or beef gut. This can be misleading since beef is considerably less expensive than sheep. Most serious players consider sheep gut to be superior (in terms of sound quality) than beef, especially for the first and second strings. For this reason thinner gauge strings are offered only in sheep gut and as strings get thicker (starting after around 1.00mm) we offer both options. All Gamut brand strings that are not labeled sheep gut are made of beef. As far as Toro brand strings, they are all made of sheep gut, so if you would like to purchase beef, let us know and we will order them for you. Gift cards for any amount you wish are also available by request.
We store our strings in a climate controlled room so humidity is kept at 30% - 35% during the winter months and 40% during the summer.
All orders include free shipping in the United States. However, if you need your strings right away (Express Mail), email or call us with your order rather than doing so online, since we will need to apply an additional charge . Also, call or email us if you don't see what you are looking for, since we will likely have them in stock. We will be happy to help you find appropriate strings for your instrument; so please contact us if you have any questions!