Aquila 5-string Medium gauge Classic Nylgut banjo strings are made in Italy of a patented synthetic Nylgut material. They have the warmth and fullness of gut strings with more stability, longevity, and less cost. All 5-strings are unwound with plain ends (neither loop or ball end), and require larger, well rounded string notches than are normally used on steel string banjos. G tuning, DBGDG.