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Pirastro Obligato Viola Strings. Set


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All round, professional grade synthetic core string. Warm, round sound which closely approximates that of a covered gut string.

Click here to purchase single strings and other tensions (gauges).

All strings are ball end, full size, and medium tension unless specified.

For more information please visit the manufacturer's website, link below

Recommended for violas with a playing scale of 35-38cm which covers most violas of back length 15-16.5 inches

Product specifications

  • A-Chromesteel on steel core.
  • D-Silver on synthetic core
  • G-Silver on synthetic core
  • C-Silver and Tungsten on synthetic core
  • Made in Germany
  • Visit Manufacturer's Website

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23/02/2011 12:18
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

My viola loves Pirastro Obligato
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: They suit my viola - I find that they settle quickly after I've put them on and they stay in tune well. Good quality across the set so don't feel I have to get different makes for different strings.

Cons: I was confused about what tension to get. Tried strong but felt they gave my viola a slight 'metallic' sound at first. It settled into the tone I wanted after a few weeks but have gone back to medium tension as I feel they give me what I need straight away.

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28/11/2011 17:18
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: They are great - make a super sound, clear, loud, come in a range of lengths that are useful if you play large violas and are long lasting.

Cons: There's nothing about these strings I don't like.

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20/05/2014 07:16
Sherborne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Wonderful mellow tone
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great improvement in overall sound of my viola.After a week they seem to stay in tune very well. Best strings I have used

Cons: None

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27/01/2014 12:47
Neston, United Kingdom


Excellent sound and good projection.
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: They make a very clear sound and really improve the projection of my Viola.

Cons: Obviously they could be cheaper, however you pay for quality!

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08/08/2017 09:28
ELY, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I'm delighted I switched to Obligato

Pros: I acquired an inexpensive viola with steel core strings and replaced them with Obligato, as used on my violin (principal instrument). The transformation was amazing, as expected. Obligato strings play like gut, have a quick response, and have an even and beautiful tone. As an amateur violinist, I have not played a viola seriously, but can now anticipate rapid progress with the viola as a result of switching to Obligato strings.

Cons: They are rather expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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25/09/2016 08:35
NANTWICH, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Clear, even, powerful

Pros: I have tried other strings but come back to these as suited to my viola in clarity, even-ness and durability.

Cons: Nothing.

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08/02/2016 17:40
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Obligato proved most satisfactory!

Pros: An immediate response, a true and full sound which carried well in the church where I was playing the Telemann viola concerto (that's why I bought a new set)

Cons: A little slow (4-5 days) to settle

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29/09/2015 19:16
Keswick, United Kingdom



Pros: Fantastic! Great sound and played in really quickly. Excellent product.

Cons: I don't have any issues with the product.

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14/07/2015 08:06
NANTWICH, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

These suit me

Pros: I find that these strings are quick to stabilise and good at retaining their tone for a reasonable time (about 6 months at my rate of playing on them). They allow for a clear, strong tone.

Cons: The price!

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Kenneth Watkin
19/03/2015 18:16
Neath, United Kingdom


An excellent all-round string
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Obligato are very resonant and strong strings that resonate perfectly across the whole viola range. They are also long lasting which is good for the pocket.

Cons: Nothing

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