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Viola Strings

Shop online at The Sound Post Store for the best viola strings in the market! We carry most of the viola string sizes and gauges from all the reknowned manufacturers. We have Corelli, D'Addario, Jargar, Larsen, Pirastro, Prim, Thomastik-Infeld viola strings available in most sizes and gauges.

Buy popular viola string brands such as Jargar, Evah Pirazzi, Evah Pirazzi Gold, Helicore, Obligato and Larsen. Create your own customized viola sets from our wide selection.

Best Selling Viola Strings

Corelli Viola Strings

D'Addario Viola Strings

Jargar Viola Strings

Larsen Viola Strings

Pirastro Viola Strings

Prim Viola Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Viola Strings

Viola String Notes

Violas have four strings whose notes are C, G, D, and A and ascend in order of pitch with C being the lowest note and A the highest.

Viola String Attachment

On the upper part of the viola, the strings are wrapped around pegs in the peg box while on the lower part of the viola, strings are fitted to the tailpiece.

Viola String Tuning

The viola pegs at the top are used to tune the viola by loosening or tightening the attached string. The strings are stretched over the bridge which transmits the string vibrations to the rest of the instrument through the sound post.

Viola String Materials

Previously strings were made of guts of cattle and sheep but with advances in technology, newer, longer lasting strings have been manufactured which are wound or plated with metals such as aluminum, chrome, silver, tungsten, platinum and even gold. Advancements in the core technology have also seen the rise of synthetic or metallic cores.

How long do Viola Strings last?

This generally depends on how frequently the instrument is played, what materials the string is made of and how your instrument has been set up.

Most string players change their strings every 9-12 months. Professional players replace their strings more frequently due to the number of hours they spend practicing.

Strings gradually lose their responsiveness and brilliance over time even if they are not played. Regular switching will keep your instrument produce its best sound.

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