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Violin Strings

Shop online at The Sound Post Store for the best violin strings in the market! We carry most of the violin string sizes and gauges from all the reknowned manufacturers. We have Corelli, D'Addario, Hill, Jargar, Larsen, Optima (Lenzner), Pirastro, Prim, Thomastik and Westminster violin strings available at very competitive prices.

Buy popular violin string brands such as Dominant, Evah Pirazzi, Superflexible, Obligato, Evah Pirazzi Gold, Jargar and Vision Solo. Mix and match to create your own customized violin string sets from our wide selection.

Best Selling Violin Strings

Corelli Violin Strings

D'Addario Violin Strings

Hill Violin Strings

Jargar Violin Strings

Larsen Violin Strings

Optima Violin Strings (Lenzner)

Pirastro Violin Strings

Prim Violin Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Violin Strings

Westminster Violin Strings

Violin String Notes

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

Violin String Attachment

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

Violin String Tuning

The violin pegs at the top are used to tune the violin 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.

Violin 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 Violin 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.

Violin Strings

See our violin string chart which can assist with the identification of which string is currently on your instrument.

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