Pirastro Chorda Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

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Set of four strings, medium tension, for Baroque or Classical violins. Chorda strings are specifically designed for use on Baroque or Classical instruments for authentic performance.


  • E plain gut 11.75PM
  • A plain gut 14.5PM
  • D plain gut 19.5 PM
  • G silver plated copper on gut 16PM
  • Made in Germany
  • 1PM = 0.05mm eg. 14PM=0.7mm
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
J Davis
11/06/2012 11:03
Twickenham, United Kingdom


75 per cent reliable.
16 out of 18 found the following review helpful

Pros: Well made and smooth

Cons: The E string broke twice before I even got it to pitch and was unusable

Other: As I am 84, I remember using gut strings as a matter of course, but I never remember having such a duff E string.

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06/12/2015 15:33
Maryport, United Kingdom


Strings. For a violin...
6 out of 7 found the following review helpful

Pros: The violin (an old Mittenwald instrument) had been languishing in a cupboard for years, but once set up with the gut strings it had a new lease of life - sounding lovely now!

Cons: "Can't be blank"?? What if there was nothing I didn't like about it? What am I supposed to do? Write a nice poem perhaps? This is why I very rarely leave any reviews. It may (or may not) be useful to the seller, assuming anyone actually reads them, but they're a real waste of time to the buyer, and often very off-putting.

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Alexa Butterworth
18/04/2013 11:20
London, United Kingdom


Great strings with a lovely sound
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Easy to string. Good sound. Lasted reasonable time

Cons: Took a while to settle

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15/07/2015 09:44
Peterborough, United Kingdom


Chorda gut strings good value
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: They sound good either at a lower baroque pitch or at concert pitch! (So far no breakage problem). And the price is good.

Cons: There is only one of the strings I may possibly have qualms about, the D, but this could well be the instrument which is a 1696 original set-up English violin which I am unused to, and which anyway was previously set up for modern strings!

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12/05/2021 00:15
Göteborg, Sweden



Pros: Beautiful and inspiring sound.

Cons: None

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30/12/2020 09:39
ABINGDON, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good specialist strings for baroque violin

Pros: I'm very pleased with these strings and I will get them again, and I'll use The String Zone again. I bought them for a new baroque violin. I chose them because they were the easiest option - the options for baroque strings s quite specialised and a bit confusing - and I picked The String Zone from an internet search because they weren't Amazon and the price was competitive. They arrived promptly and I suspect they will tear - particularly the E and A - if they have too much contact with fingernails. I picked medium tension as being intermediate; I haven't tried the others and based on experience so far I see no reason to try them. These are specialist strings and I wouldn't recommend them if you're not playing a baroque instrument (or a modern instrument set up for early music and using a baroque bow). I don't think they will last as long as modern strings. They stretch a little when you first put them on, so you have to keep tuning them back up to pitch.

Cons: There's nothing I don't like about these strings or the way The String Zone dealt with my order or me as a customer.

Other: I'm a very satisfied customer

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Mr Tim Griffiths
16/11/2015 17:33
Alton, United Kingdom


Good starting point into the world of 415

Pros: They are consistent so if they suit your setup you know what you are getting

Cons: Tension is a little low for some who may prefer to experiment with more specialised strings

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28/08/2014 19:45
Ariccia, Italy


1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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19/05/2014 18:49
Alton, United Kingdom


Excellent baroque strings; smooth and even tone.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent sound; very even and pleasing sound.

Cons: Only the bottom string is prepared with a knot, so be prepared to tie your own. Not difficult and this is in common with many baroque providers, but it would be very easy to prepare these during manufacture to save the hassle!

Other: Excellent delivery time and service

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24/06/2014 13:44
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good value strings if you fancy giving gut a go
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: G and A strings very good. E string sound is good and it's nice to have the opportunity to try out such an old school approach.

Cons: D string a bit dead and unresponsive, feels thick and inflexible. E string fine so far but already beginning to show signs of strain in the middle (even where not stressed by tying etc).

Other: Allow plenty of time for them to settle down. Overall, not great but good for the money and better than some reviews might lead you to suspect. With a wound D gut string if available would be a nice sounding set.

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