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Reliable viola strings
Many viola strings are characterized by a long lifespan. Next to the classic gut strings (Pirastro Eudoxa viola) and the classic steel strings (Larsen viola strings) there are many newly developed viola strings nowadays. The modern strings made of synthetic fibers (Pirastro Evah Pirazzi viola) and the PEEK-plastic strings (Pirastro Obligato viola) are very popular. But also the carbon fiber strings (Corelli Alliance viola) are highly in demand.
The best gut strings for viola
Pirastro is classified as best manufacturer of gut strings for viola. The traditional Pirastro Oliv viola and Pirastro Eudoxa viola strings are made of the highest quality. The Pirastro Passione viola is a newly developed gut string for highest demands. There are pure classical gut strings by Damian Dlugolecki.
Viola strings for students
D´Addario Prelude viola strings are good and inexpensive student’s strings. Preferred student’s strings for viola are Thomastik Dominant viola strings because of their quick response. But also Thomastik Vision viola strings as well as the Pirastro Tonica viola strings or Corelli Crystal viola strings are popular and inexpensive alternatives, offering a good quality.
Modern viola strings with a synthetic string core
The use of modern synthetic strings is accepted more and more also with the viola. The optimal tuning stability is accompanied by the good tonal quality of the viola strings. By Pirastro, Passione viola, Obligato viola and Evah Pirazzi viola deserve a special mentioning next to all other brands. But also the Larsen viola strings and by Thomastik the Vision viola and Dominant viola strings highly in demand.