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Thread: Aquila Mailed Me The Sugar Cane Strings From Italy...

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    Default Aquila Mailed Me The Sugar Cane Strings From Italy...

    I mentioned in someone's post over these strings, that Aquila was sending me out a pair, because I sent Aquila a lengthy email about my experience with all their strings and they thanked me and said they had a new pair made from Sugar Cane they would send me to try, and to let them know what I thought about them...

    Oh boy, I feel a little VIP today, getting strings mailed all the way from Italy. LOL

    Sheesh, I wonder what that cost Aquila, hmm crazy...

    I'll be sure to post some pics and give some feedback once I get these...

    Here's the UPS tracking info from today, hehe...

    Location Date Local Time Activity
    Louisville, KY, United States 09/12/2017 4:33 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/12/2017 2:10 P.M. Import Scan
    09/12/2017 12:14 P.M. Arrival Scan

    Koeln, Germany 09/12/2017 9:15 A.M. Departure Scan
    09/12/2017 12:19 A.M. Arrival Scan

    Tessera, Italy 09/11/2017 10:57 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/11/2017 9:46 P.M. Export Scan
    09/11/2017 9:21 P.M. Arrival Scan
    09/11/2017 9:10 P.M. Your package is being processed at the clearance agency. / Your package was released by the clearing agency.

    Vicenza, Italy 09/11/2017 8:48 P.M. Departure Scan
    09/11/2017 8:34 P.M. Your package is being processed at the clearance agency.

    Vicenza, Italy 09/11/2017 8:22 P.M. Origin Scan
    09/11/2017 6:34 P.M. Pickup Scan

    Italy 09/11/2017 8:52 A.M. (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS
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    Wow. Pretty cool!

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    They arrived!

    UPS Express, oh my, I wonder how much Aquila paid to ship UPS Express from Italy to the USA? Hmm

    Sheesh I feel like I need to keep these now as a memorabilia collection, LOL...

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    Very cool, so what's the difference from other Aquilas?
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    Interesting, what do sugar cane strings feel like? More like typical Aquila nylgut, nylon or Fluorocarbon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanY View Post
    Interesting, what do sugar cane strings feel like? More like typical Aquila nylgut, nylon or Fluorocarbon?
    Dude they feel sweet
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    Before I put my Kanilea up for sale I was chatting to Aquila and they sent these out.

    Now that my Uke is up for sale, I'm hesitant to put them on, so I'm holding out to see about putting these on another uke I get, whenever that happens, because not sure when these strings are going to be available for purchase.
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    If you lick them do they melt? Or how do they taste? (Sorry...had to go there)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    If you lick them do they melt? Or how do they taste? (Sorry...had to go there)
    That's a good one, LOL...

    But what's sad is, I wished Aquila knew, or maybe they knew the landscape of Sugar Cane in Hawaii and could of help saved it for making these strings.

    The Sugar Cane industry ended last year in Hawaii...

    http://www.kitv.com/story/30905681/t...-era-in-hawaii

    This is like France without the Eiffel tower...
    Egypt without the Pyramids...
    Rome without the Vatican...
    China without the Great Wall...

    Hopefully you get the picture, Hawaii without the landscape of sugar cane blowing in the breeze, the look of green as far as they eyes can see is so sad!

    Now maybe some of you have seen Hawaii and the sugar cane, but if not, take a look at this picture, I'm sure everyone will say all this green looks beautiful, and now all this is turning to dirt. Oh and this is not small land coverage either, from what I read, over 36,000 acres, and an industry that lasted 2 centuries.

    This picture is only one small example, I'd say take what you see and multiply that 7-10 times more, and that's what I had where I lived, 10 times more then this picture in size of cane fields...

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net...ayer__maui.jpg
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    Hi Guys,
    Good news: we are doing the mass production of ther new Aquila Sugar ukulele strings.

    Here is how they looks under the sun:
    alchemia.jpg

    The material is not Nylon-like. They are better than the Fluorocarbon.
    I say that not because I just want to sell a lot of them, but because it is true.
    There are a few guys around that have tested them.
    Maybe they can add a few opinions
    take care!
    Mimmo Italy
    Last edited by mimmo; 09-20-2017 at 10:14 PM.

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