Pirastro Olive Violin A string -Straight

By Pirastro

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Oliv are the world's consummate gut cored string. For many decades these strings have been the choice of many of the world's leading soloists and professional players. The wide range of gauge and cover options mean it's possible to achieve the absolute best from any instrument. These strings appeal mainly to players of the highest ability looking for a string with they which can 'customise' the sound of their instrument. They can significantly improve the sound of an already good instrument. Due to the delicate nature of this type of string construction the life expectancy of these strings is inexact and their tonal stability is inferior to a synthetic cored string. As with all gut cored strings they are not recommended for use in fine tuners due to their elasticity. Pirastro gut string tensions are measured in units of PM (Pirastro Measurement) and refer to the diameter of the string. 1PM = 0.05mm, so gauge 14PM = 0.7mm diameter. The tension of the string varies by 3% for each gauge. THESE STRINGS WILL BE SHIPPED IN A PLASTIC STRING TUBE, WITHIN AN OUTER BOW SHIPPING TUBE.

Gut cored Pirastro string. Please note that these strings are very delicate and have a shorter and unpredictable life span compared to other strings. We do not recommend their use by beginners or that they be fitted to instruments not set up by trained and experienced craftsmen.


  • Aluminium wound on natural gut, ball end
  • not recommended for use with fine tuners

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