CORDEDRAGO promotes PREMIO BONPORTI 

because it cares a lot about the historicity of the musical approach

The PREMIO BONPORTI COMPETITION 2022 is for ensembles!
There is an optional Historical Composition Competition

The production of Silver Wound strings is temporarily suspended, except for the Sol of violin and viola.


The invention of the silver wound strings on a gut core seems to date back to 1659 to the work of such a Goretsky, but this discovery has only spread publicly with the Treaty for viola da gamba of John Playford in 1664, and in any case one must not think that it had immediate and general use, because, for example, the Sol of the violin still appears in whole gut in some representations of the first half of the 700, despite its first iconographic attestation in Italy dating back to 1685.

The Cordedrago wound strings are made with a natural gut gut or a non-twisted silk covered with a silver thread.

Cordedrago uses a winding machine specifically designed to reproduce the original technique with a counterweight, which allows the string to be wound at the same tension of use on the instrument: this means that, when the string is mounted, the core does not lose its grip with the coating in silver becoming thinner due to tension and consequently not "frying" and is more stable to tuning.

Great attention is then paid to the materials used, which are strictly traditional ones, such as natural lamb's gut and silk (instead of nylon, used by some string makers even for "historic" strings, but recognizable because when burned it makes a plastic ball brown), and dosed as a percentage between the core and the metallic coating on the basis of a rigorous comparison with the data provided by ancient sources: all this to guarantee the performer the authentic sound of the original mount.

They are particularly suitable for Baroque violin, Viola, Cello, Baroque bass, Lute, archlute, chitarrone or theorbo and baroque guitar, Romantic guitar.

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