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Larsen Viola Strings, SET

By Larsen

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£87.77 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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£28.15 (24%)
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Medium tension
7 in stock
High tension (Strong)
1 in stock
Loop End A, Medium tension
3 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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A universal string of professional quality which will give excellent results on any type of viola. For all violas 15"+ back length.

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


  • A - stainless steel wound on steel core
  • D - aluminium wound on multifilament nylon
  • G - silver wound on multifilament nylon
  • C - silver wound on multifilament nylon
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
28/11/2012 11:59
Hindhead, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Larsen - almost a life-changing experience
6 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: I recently returned to playing after a long break and have been disastisfied with the brightness of the sound on my A string, as I was when learning. I had been wedded to one well known brand and tried a couple of others, including a Pirastro Passione which snapped after just 2 hours use. Eventually, on the strength of reviews on this site, I tried Larsen. What a revelation. I ended up buying a whole set and my instrument sounds suddenly more mellow - as I had hoped - despite my clumsy rustiness. If the possibility to source many different makes of string had existed last time I was playing - before the advent of internet shopping - and I had discovered Larsen or similar then, it is likely I would not have given up.

Cons: The A string is very thin compared to other viola As and takes a bit of getting used to.

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02/01/2012 02:06
Trimdon Grange, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Beautiful Strings
5 out of 8 found the following review helpful

Pros: These strings sound beautiful. The tone of the viola improved significantly. They defininately gave the 'wow' factor.

Cons: No cons

Other: Stringzone is very reliable and the prices are low compared to many other places. Good place to shop when buying expensive items for peace of mind.

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Mrs Kate Underwood
15/07/2015 14:59
Cortona, Italy

Keen Amateur

These are the strings I choose!
2 out of 3 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent presentation - always a pleasure breaking the sealing wax to access and fit a new string. Good quality control: in all these years I've never found a defect. Thanks too for the thoughtful tips on fitting! Excellent resonance, once pitch achieved (4/5 days, entirely normal, if not slightly better than average). I'm always looking for a mellow quality, and most of the time Larsen strings help me achieve a sound which can be subtle and/or brilliant depending on the music and circumstances. Pleasing uniformity of tone across the four strings: a cohesive sound. Good duration (life of string) - between 3-6 months of continuous playing (average 4 hours a day) before the string sounds "dead" - at which point I always have another Larsen string handy to fit, and within 3 to 4 days am once again appreciating the deeper resonance and good vibrations. Super product - thanks!

Cons: Adequate pitch holding in temperature fluctuation - it gets very hot in orchestra, and very cold in church - but these are problems with all strings!

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14/10/2019 19:32
Grantham, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Lovely strings!

Pros: My daughter loves these strings

Cons: None

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14/06/2019 13:04
Inverness, United Kingdom


So bad they are unplayable.

Pros: A string is alright.

Cons: C, G and D strings are awful.

Other: Simply awful. These are the worst strings I have ever used. The A string is alright but the C, G and D strings have a thin, raspy and unfocused sound. The tone quality is so poor I wouldn’t even give them to my pupils. I bought these as all the reviews said they were great, other violists I’ve spoken with have also said they were dreadful. I’m going back to Obligato strings.

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05/04/2016 10:22
Reading, United Kingdom


Great set of strings!
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Really helped open up the sound of my viola - resonant, loud, and clear. And a good blend across the 4 strings too - the A is made differently from the C, G, and D, and yet fits well with them. A very satisfying result and will help for the concerto I have coming up.

Cons: They take quite a while to play in - but then again, I am used to Dominants, which take no time at all to play in! Overall, Larsen's are much better.

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01/03/2013 17:40
Looe, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Great sound - really clear and responsive
2 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Great sound - really clear and yet still very expressive

Cons: Nothing

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13/04/2018 13:50
Falkirk, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Excellent Strings for a Large Viola
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Settle in quickly. Good balance of warmth and responsiveness.

Cons: None

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13/02/2018 15:06
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

You get what you pay for
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: I wanted an upgrade from the popular brand of strings I normally use, and these were recommended to me. I bought the strong version, since my viola is rather small. I was not disappointed: the richness of the sound is on an altogether different level from what I was used to.

Cons: None

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