Pirastro Eudoxa Viola String, A

By Pirastro

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Medium tension, (14PM)
4 in stock
Low tension, (13.75PM)
1 in stock
High tension, (14.25PM)
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Pirastro Eudoxa is probably the world's best known viola string and has been a staple of many players over the last 60 years. It is a traditional covered gut string. Nowadays these strings appeal mainly to players who value the unique tonal properties and playing feel of a traditional gut cored string and are prepared to accept the need for more regular tuning and their sensitivity to changes in climatic conditions.

We do not recommend the use of fine tuners with these strings as they require more regular tuning than synthetic or metal cored strings. Aluminium on natural gut. The sheep gut core of Eudoxa strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand. Well balanced warm tone with a great diversity of sound. Low string tension and a comfortable left hand feeling ideal for orchestra, chamber music and studio takes.


  • Aluminium wound on natural gut-knot end
  • 1PM=0.05mm, e.g. 14PM=0.7mm diameter. Each 1/4 PM increases or decreases tension by 3%
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
30/04/2011 19:08
Huntingdon, United Kingdom


Versatile with plenty in reserve!
4 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: The Eudoxa A string possesses just the right balance of response and reserve power, and is in my opinion the most reliable for consistent tone production. I have used it professionally for over 30 years. From time to time I have experimented with a natural gut A, but always seem to come back to the Eudoxa A to make the perfect match with the rest of my viola strings.

Cons: Eudoxa are not the most durable of strings, but I accept that as part of the exchange for quality of sound.

Other: Unlike some other brands Eudoxa works equally well on large and small violas.

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19/05/2014 09:46
Suffolk, United Kingdom


Beautiful tone - my long-term favourite string.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Beautiful, expressive tone. My viola really sings with these strings!

Cons: Goes out of tune, so you have to check and retune sometimes during lessons or between movements.

Other: I have been buying Pirastro Eudoxa strings for my viola for 25 years. The only thing that would tempt me to change would be a string which sounded just as sonorous, but stayed in tune for longer.

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19/09/2018 11:45
Woodford Green , United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good tension and tone

Pros: Like this string a lot - tension and tone

Cons: None

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19/11/2014 22:33
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom


0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: arrived punctually

Cons: Used for one day then the metal layer started unwinding in two different places! Small print implies it won't be replaced/refunded

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