I bought three sets direct from the aquilacorde.com website. It's fairly straightforward as there is an English version of the site (though their email acknowledgement etc it in Italian - and I did find I had to use site search to find the strings). The current price of the strings is €12.50 and I think they charged €3 postage.
yossarian83 wrote:Am I understanding correctly that they are all supposed to be the same gauge but different densities?
This is the claim on their website, and the poster here, viewtopic.php?f=43&t=92687&p=987172
also makes the same comment:
Echi wrote:Just to give you a clue of what they are about: instead of gradually increasing the diameter of the strings (from E to B to G) Peruffo though to change the density of the polymer of the strings ending by having the 3 acute strings at the same diameter but different density!! So with Rubino you have a G string of the same diameter of the E and B and finally a G strings with the very same strength of the high E.
However this claim does not appear to be true. The treble strings are maroon in colour; the bass strings are conventionally wound strings in appearance. The amount of variation in diameter from one string to the next for both trebles and basses is less than for some other sets, but they do vary. Indeed if they did not it would be almost impossible to string a guitar correctly with them as they are packed in a bundle rather than individually and it is only the variation in diameter that allows you to tell them apart. However the gauge is not given and I do not have a micrometer, so all I can say is that they are thinner than many other sets (an appear to be of normal tension, though this is not given either).
The treble strings are more rigid than nylon trebles, resembling the consistency of the D'Addario composite third string.
My immediate impression on stringing up with them is that the tone is very consistent across all the treble strings and the bass string tone is less bright than some other brands appear when first strung up, the bass E being slightly duller than the A - but overall they feel (so far) a well-balanced set.
I will comment further when I have played them in a bit.