Gamut Music, Inc. specializes in early music strings and instruments made by Dan Larson, luthier. Instruments include violins, Rennaisance and Baroque lutes, guitars and vihuelas..

Gamut provides gut strings in many styles suitable for early music and modern music performance practice.

 A mailing list is available which will keep those interested up to date with the instruments and strings available from Daniel Larson. Occasional messages will include information about instruments for sale and special offers on strings. Go to our mail list sign up page to be placed on this mailing list.

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The David Van Edwards Lute Making Course will be held at the Gamut Music workshops from Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, October 5, 2014.

This will be a hands-on environment where participants will learn the art of making historical lutes from one of the great modern lute makers. 

The class is limited to ten participants, so book early to insure your place, registration will close July 5, 2014.

Complete information may be found through this link.

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 PLAYING on GAMUT STRINGS

Florent Marie in Paris

Sunday February 9,2014 - A Renaissance Lute Recital

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Ensemble Gaudior - The Starlight Tea Concert Series

Saturday March 8, 2014 in Lancaster PA USA

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Violinist Nate Robinson Plays Steinway Hall Recital on Gamut Tricolore Strings

TRICOLORE STRINGS and the HEIFETZ LINEAGE

As some of you know, our Tricolore strings were recently featured in Strings Magazine, and as a result there has been an uptick in customer inquiries and interest in the Strings.

The Tricolore line at Gamut is a string favoured by numerous artists playing in the Heifetz lineage, tradtition, and style. Here's what Dan Larson had to say about the Tricolore line in a March 2011 article.

"One of the most famous violin strings made in the 20th century was the Tricolore brand and now, after many decades of being unavailable, we are pleased to offer these strings again.

This string was developed by Ray Neiner at the Perfection Musical String Co. Brunswick, IN just south of Chicago.  The machines we use at Gamut Music to wind strings were purchased from Perfection and in addition to the machines we also received the formulations that Perfection used to make their strings, including the Tricolore brand.  We have in our archives a copy of the Perfection workshop book that specifies the gauge of gut used for the cores, the size of the wires, length of the strings, and colors of the thread used for the stockings at the top and bottom of the strings.  In addition to this practical information, we also received instruction for the special curing treatment that the gut cores went through before being wound." Read the Article

To Peruse the Tricolore Section of Gamut's String Catalog Click Here.

We have recently been in communication with Violinist Nate Robinson, a New York based Heifetz lineage artist who gave a recital on October 28th in Steinway Hall, Manhattan, NYC.

He played on Tricolore strings at the recital, and here's what he has to say about them :

"I had been using synthetic strings for about two decades. I wasn't getting enough of the focus or vibrancy I was looking for. I decided to look into gut strings. I tried a few different strings and, through comparison, I concluded that these (Gamut's Tricolore) were the very best gut strings I had ever tried. Just a beautiful sound that I had been looking for, that I was missing in my playing."

- Violinist Nate Robinson Oct, 2013

You may learn more about Violinist Nate Robinson by visiting Nate's Website and/or his Facebook page.

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We are pleased to announce our new OVERSTOCK STRING section in the catalog. These retail-quality strings are being sold at 50% off to due packaging or over-production, customer order cancellation, and so forth. We invite you to explore this section of the catalag for the fantastic deals found therein.

Click here for the OVERSTOCK STRING catalog!

And for the real bargain hunters who want to stock up on their favourite kinds of Gamut strings, be sure to check up the first page of the Overstock Catalog, where we sell bags of multiple strings, packaged without retail labelling. You might find the dream deal of the year! 

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This is the second video featuring music from the up-coming recording "This recording is one piece from the recording "Courante" which will be released on November 2, 2013 in mp3 and Cd formats.

The recording features a matched set of eleven course Frei model lutes strung completely in plain gut with Pistoy basses.

Information about the recording can be found through this link.

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Edith Hines plays Biber's Partita XII: The Ascension on a small pattern Amati model violin by Daniel Larson at the Boston Early Music Festival

 

 

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Vieux Gauliter "Canaries" performed by Edward Martin and Thomas Walker

Gamut Music will release a new recording of French Baroque lute duets entilted "Courante"performed by Thomnas Walker and Edward Martin on November 2, 2013.

 The recording features a matched set of eleven course Frei model lutes strung completely in plain gut with Pistoy basses.

Information about the recording can be found through this link.