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    Default What type of Aquilas?

    Hello, does anybody know, or have an idea of how to find what type of Aquilas are fitted on the ukulele?
    I only want the same set of strings that as are already on the ukulele when changing strings.
    Aquila makes quite a few different type of sets for each scale length ukulele so in that way there is an (Aquila) jungle. (Not to mention all these "fake" Aquila strings too )
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    After the fakes began showing up Aquila added a luminescent ingredient to their strings so you should be able to tell if they are fake under a blacklight. Mimmo is a member here and can tell you more.
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    Nylgut is probably the most common OEM but then Kalas often use Super Nylgut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierhiver View Post
    After the fakes began showing up Aquila added a luminescent ingredient to their strings so you should be able to tell if they are fake under a blacklight. Mimmo is a member here and can tell you more.
    This is fascinating to me...I hope Mimmo comments! I did enjoy his April Fools video a while ago where the strings would be glow-in-the-dark. He's had some funny ones in the past, too...someone posted the string harvesting video the other day...
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    Probably the standard Nylgut or Super Nylgut. Some use Nyltech which D'addario distributes.

    Is this a new instrument (as opposed to used/vintage)? You might try finding a website for the maker or possibly contacting the maker.

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