Pirastro Eudoxa Viola String, G

By Pirastro

4.6 from 8 reviews
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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. 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.


  • Silver on 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
06/09/2016 20:19
Mosgiel, New Zealand


Beautiful strings

Pros: I've used Eudoxa for over 40 years and am never disappointed. Soft under the fingers, easy to play and wonderful tone.

Cons: Nothing negative about these strings

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29/12/2015 16:32
Spennymoor, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good reliable string and service

Pros: Warm tone, particularly suitable for my viola, which has a particularly mellow lower register

Cons: I would like better top end options, rather than the standard loop, which is difficult to attach to my fine tuners.

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05/09/2012 13:17
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Fine sound, but fragile.

Pros: Good full sound, not "boomy". Eudoxa/Olive are easily my preferred strings for sound.

Cons: Fragile. It broke after only two sessions at the point where the loop end attaches to the string, which has happened before (but not so soon) with other Eudoxa viola strings (usually A or D)

Other: Pirastro recommend thin strings if the nut/bridge length is 40cm, which it is on my instrument, but the string nevertheless broke as described.

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01/09/2011 15:20
Cold Norton, United Kingdom


I won't change.
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: I Have been using these strings for about 30 years. The sound they produce on my instrument is great.

Cons: I haven't found anything i dislike about them.

Other: Everybody needs to try different strings. It does depend on what paying you do as t what strings you use.

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30/04/2011 19:28
Huntingdon, United Kingdom


Tiptoe or roar, a Eudoxa G gives you all and more!
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: The Eudoxa G 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 and have never had cause to change.

Cons: They tend to go off quicker than some strings and need replacing.

Other: Whether using high or low positions, in a Bach suite or a Haydn quartet, hitting the fortississimo button in a Tchaikovsky symphony, or gliding along pianissimo in Mahler, the Eudoxa G has sensitivity, character and is unfailingly responsive.

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10/05/2014 19:10
Southport, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Excellent bottom end string
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Excellent string with good tone

Cons: None yet

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14/06/2011 13:51
Peterborough, United Kingdom


A fine string with a rich sound
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Pros: Rich tonal properties

Cons: Long playing-in time

Other: Still one of the best strings available

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