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Optima Goldbrokat Violin E String, Steel


4.8 from 24 reviews
£2.52 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK

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25 ball
9 in stock
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12 in stock
26 loop
21 in stock
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21 in stock
27 loop
6 in stock
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12 in stock
28 Loop
9 in stock
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5 in stock


Formerly Lenzner Goldbrokat E.

World famous and extremely effective E string, unique tone, wide choice of gauge.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.

Product specifications

  • Gauge = diameter in mm
  • Plain carbon steel.
  • Made in Germany

Customer reviews:

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03/04/2011 19:14
London, United Kingdom


Great sound but use it as a disposable string
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: brilliant sound

Cons: doesn't last long - string loses its brilliance after about 2 weeks. but they're cheap and good to have on hand for important performances.

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25/07/2011 22:49
South Croydon, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

If this was good for Heifetz then it is 4 me 2!
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Simply the BEST E string I have tried so far! now I know why Heifetz used it, sweet, gorgeous sound all the way up the fingerboard :)

Cons: None!

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22/03/2015 23:56
Bearsden, Scotland, United Kingdom


Why pay more if you don't have to?
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Very cheap -- even cheaper from German Internet retailers, but not too much in it for small numbers of strings. This string appears to have an illustrious history, having been used by numerous great players, particularly Soviet ones (possibly because Lenzner was in East Germany). The situation became confusing with the fall of communism. The company split into two, both called Lenzner, one of which made mainly nylon strings while the other made mainly steel strings. Both, however, use the same Goldbrokat E in their sets. Although they make no such claim, the Goldbrokat E string appears to be non-whistling. At least it has never whistled on me, and I have tried quite hard to provoke whistles, which I can do with ease on most other E strings I've tried. The Goldbrokat E also sounds better on both of my Chinese violins than any others I've used.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other: Both of my violins have hook-type adjusters for loop-ended strings. One adjuster has the recommended plastic cushion to protect the string, the other doesn't. Neither has shown any tendency to break the Goldbrokat E under normal handling.

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08/10/2013 13:24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Great value
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent value for money

Cons: nothing!

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03/05/2013 16:38
Glos, United Kingdom


Good quality strings
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: lovely quality for the price. Usual excellent service from the String Zone.

Cons: None in my opinion

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Chris Muscillo
10/01/2013 17:07
Boston, United Kingdom


O what a beauty
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: This cheaper string has quite some history behind it being both a grand old make and one used by certain grand old masters of the instrument. Somehow it has been forgotten by many and replaced with the expensive new type however for a string of high durability and in expense it is still a marker of distinction. It is my string of choice with a g d and e Eudoxa followed by this e string. Suddenly the violin sings on the E and is complimented by the guts below.

Cons: None

Other: Buy half a dozen and change often for best results.

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16/06/2017 15:34
Preston, United Kingdom


Lovely tone.

Pros: The strings arrived on time. Fitted easily. Excellent product at an excellent price. Very pleased.

Cons: None

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20/09/2016 15:40
ATHENS, Greece


Great E string...

Pros: Great, simple E string. As simple as that... It is a bright string that may not last long but it's not expensive so one can change it frequently. Heifetz was using this E string so you why not you? I am using a medium one with Tricolore gut strings and I've tried it with Olive's and Passione. I am sticking with this one. Another great thing about them is that they are not super heavy, so they are not struggling your violin.

Cons: It would be better if they lasted longer but at this price....

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24/06/2016 19:54
Peterborough, United Kingdom


Goldbrokat string brings security.

Pros: I bought this string because it was recommended to me to prevent a whistle. It did help, although I discovered the whistle occurred because the violin is new and the bridge is slightly higher at the E string side than previously. So I was hitting the string without realising it. However, I am also inclined to think this string does help.

Cons: nothing. Fine.

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Diane Astle
24/06/2016 19:21
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lenzner Goldbrokat Violin E - good string

Pros: It has a clean and even tone all the way up the fingerboard, and settled in very quickly too.

Cons: None

Other: A very good string at a very good price.

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