Pirastro Viola Strings
Pirastro has been making strings for over 300 years. They produce the widest range of string types, ensuring that the unique needs of every instrument, and every player, are met. Pirastro has never stopped innovating, and recently has taken another step forward with a new concept in steel core string design which has made a remarkable debut in many of their latest products. Feel free to contact us for advice on choosing the right strings for you.
Pirastro Aricore strings have a synthetic core. They are warmer in tone than most other synthetic core strings. The Eudoxa/Aricore A is ideal for use in a set with gut core strings.
Historically authentic gut core strings for use on baroque instruments, or modern instruments for a more historically accurate tone and response.
Solid steel core strings for students and folk playing styles. Durable, low cost, long lasting strings.
Pirastro Eudoxa strings have a gut core. They provide a very warm and complex tone, that is slightly brighter than Olive. "Stiff" versions of the D and G string are recommended as they offer sufficient resistance to modern high pressure bow technique.
Evah Gold strings bring an added dimension to tonal complexity. The tone balance is overall a bit warmer compared to Evah Pirazzi, and a little rounder in tone shape. A highly recommended Professional string choice.
Gold Label are the budget gut core strings from Pirastro.
Pirastro Obligato D, G and C have a composite core. The A has a Steel core. Many strings of this type are bright and focused, but Obligato has a warm gut-like tone.
Pirastro Oliv are the premier gut core string. The "Stiff" D, G, and C are popular and recommended choice because they can take higher bow pressure. The optional Tungsten C is also known as "Eudoxa-Olive C". It has a thinner diameter, and a quicker response.
Solid Steel A with stranded metal core D, G and C. Great for electric instruments. The A string is a good alternative to other popular Viola A strings, when a smoother texture is needed.
Piranito strings have a solid steel core. They are an excellent choice for student instruments due to the low cost, durability and long life.
Synoxa is another synthetic core string, similar to Thomastik Dominant. Compared to Aricore, Synoxa are slightly brighter. The tone balance is warm, and tension is low compared to the latest composite core brands.
Tonica have a nylon core. Similar to Thomastik Dominant. They are priced lower, making Tonica a good value. Consider using an alternative A string with a steel core, such as Pirastro Evah Gold or Larsen.
Pirastro Passione are gut core strings with added benefits. Unlike other gut core strings, Passione gut core material is stabilized to improve tuning consistency. Now you can have the best of both worlds; Gut tone complexity with reliable tuning.
Evah Pirazzi are high-tension composite core strings. They offer powerful focus and projection and have become a top choice among professionals and other serious players.