Pirastro Eudoxa Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.4 from 32 reviews
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Pirastro Eudoxa is probably the world's best known violin 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.

Using a loop end E? The use of a protector to prevent the tuner hook breaking the string is essential with loop end E strings. We cannot accept claims for strings broken by the adjuster hook. Click here to purchase this item.

Please note. These strings do NOT have ball ends and are not designed for use with fine tuners on the tailpiece. These can damage the knot of the string and lead to breaking. Tuning should be confined to the pegs only. Please ensure this product meets your requirements prior to purchase.


  • E aluminium on steel core, ball or loop end.
  • A aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 13,3/4 PM, ball end
  • D aluminium on gut core, 4/4: gauge 16,3/4 PM, knot end
  • G silver on gut core, 4/4: gauge 15,3/4 PM, knot end
  • 1 PM=0.05mm in diameter. e.g 14PM = 0.7mm diameter.
  • Made in Germany
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Rating Summary
Helen Weedon
21/01/2011 16:43
Stockport, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Harmonious music making
16 out of 17 found the following review helpful

Pros: They bring out the best in both my violins, producing a nice woody sound with plenty of over and undertones. The sound is slightly fuzzy and less bright and piercing compared with Dominant strings and I like that.

Cons: They don't like changes in room temperature and weather conditions so cause plenty of peg twiddling between movements! Quite expensive and not the most durable strings.

Other: I've tried a number of strings on my two regularly played violins over the years and always come back to Eudoxa despite the cost and their quirks. Both instruments have quite different voices and strengths/weaknesses but Eudoxa strings bring out the best in both, and in one, helps control its rather loud output by broadening the sound while toning down the volume a little.

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02/10/2012 13:42
Lewes, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

a good set
3 out of 4 found the following review helpful

Pros: Nice clear sound, projects well on the A and G.

Cons: D string took a long time to play in, far longer than the others, and has a bit of a fuzzy tone quality even 2 weeks after putting on. Tuning is less stable on all strings than previous gut-core sets I have used, and the sound less rich, but still plenty of overtones and good projection.

Other: would consider swapping the D for something that matches better, the passione solo I had on before was too bright in comparison, but perhaps it would be worth considering matching it with an Oliv D or a regular Passione string. The D'addario Golden spiral solos are also a nice sound, if a little less responsive than one needs.

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24/01/2012 17:23
darlington, United Kingdom


Excellent service and item
3 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: My son's been playing with these strings for 20 years and I wouldn't buy anything else.

Cons: Nothing to say here...

Other: Best price I could find too!

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18/08/2020 19:44
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

The best you can get.

Pros: The only strings I would use on the violin I inherited from my great-grandfather, who bought it used and damaged but restored it himself (he was an apprentice cabinet maker, so had the skills) A later restoration required owing to higher tension strings being used could not even find what exactly had been repaired by him, but sadly we do not know the origin as it seems the label was not replaced when he restored it - he may not have realised the significance. Low tension makes them great for any instrument made before 440Hz was established as standard tuning.

Cons: None

Other: I do wish I could get a less expensive low tension string for practice use as these are not cheap by any means (nor would I expect them to be) so wearing them out in practice seems a bit wasteful. Nothing better for concert use though.

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03/01/2019 00:19
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Lovely tone but sensitive to temperature.

Pros: Bright and complex sound with sweetness and warmth. Easy under the fingers. Fit well into tailpiece with integral tuners.

Cons: Took a while to stretch in. They still seem to go out of tune with a change of temperature.

Other: I have taken these of my main fiddle for now because I can't deal with the pitch instability. I've put them on a fiddle I play at home and they sound great.

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09/02/2018 12:36
Ludlow, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

An excellent place to buy strings

Pros: Great tone and good packaging.

Cons: None

Other: Very efficient service

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14/11/2017 20:15
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

I'll string along with Pirastro Eudoxa.

Pros: My 1820 English made fiddle was a little harsh and edgy although the Evah Pirazzi strings I was using gave me plenty of volume and carrying power. So I fitted a set of Pirastro Eudoxa and was delighted with the mellow, lush tone they produced. Being a gut core, they took a day or two to settle in, but they are now my string of choice.

Cons: none

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21/08/2017 14:24
DEWSBURY, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good service

Pros: Good prompt service. Excellent strings

Cons: n/a

Other: n/a

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07/01/2016 13:06
Axminster, United Kingdom


Excellent quality strings.

Pros: Low tension, therefore ideal for my fragile old violin. Lovely warm tone.

Cons: Tuning can be difficult to maintain, as very sensitive to varying temperatures and humidity.

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06/10/2015 10:57
LONDON, United Kingdom


Mostly positive :)

Pros: Lovely tone, really great for using it to open up an instrument. Due to the gut cord, force me to think more about my bow technique in order to make a good sound.

Cons: Tuning is definitely not easy to maintain, especially in area when humidity and temperature is not stable.

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