View Full Version : Aquila "Bionyon" Trial

01-18-2011, 05:15 AM
Got a set of the new, Bionyon strings by Aquila for my Kanilea tenor. Very sweet, especially the 3/C, which sounds much brighter than the typical Aquila C, which has always sounded a little "dull" to me. Have a Low G set on backorder at Elderly, which should be available around the end of the month.

Coconut Willie
01-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Sounds good, any chance to post a sound clip???????

02-05-2011, 12:43 PM
I'm seeing mixed results for the bionylon strings. I've tried them on two instruments so far, a 1940-ish Martin T-1, and a new Blackbird. Previously, both instruments had nylgut strings.

On both instruments, the strings sounded pretty nice at first, a somewhat broader tone. However, on the Blackbird, after a week of settling, they have a somewhat tinny tone; I'm not sure why that happened. On the Martin, they sounded good, but the instrument with me at the moment, so I don't know if its tone has changed.

I like the feel of the strings a lot; my fingers slide on them really well. On the other hand, my wife mostly plays the Blackbird, and she thinks they're too slippery. (As in: "Josh, please put nylguts back on this.")

I think the verdict is still out.