Pirastro Tonica Viola String, G

By Pirastro

4.3 from 4 reviews
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Medium scale, medium tension
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Short scale, medium tension
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Long scale, medium tension.
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Extra long scale, medium tension
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Medium scale, low tension (Soft)
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Silver on synthetic core.

Scales refer to the vibrating length of the string measured from bridge to nut.

Sizes refer to the vibrating length of the string NOT the body size. Click small image to see the difference between vibrating length (playing scale) and body size. See below for size recommendations by body size.


  • Short scale under 35cm-Back length under 15"
  • Medium scale 35-38cm - Back length 15"-16,1/4"
  • Long scale 38-40cm-Back length 16,1/4"+
  • Extra long scale, up to 43cm- Back length 17"
  • Back lengths for guidance only
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
John Cooke
21/12/2017 17:01
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Drone string for kontrabas nyckelharpa!

Pros: I bought this string as an experiment, to try as the drone string for my kontrabas nyckelharpa. I had used a thickish small scale cello string before, which was a bit loud; and also tried a gut violin string (left over from my youth!) which was, though authentic, rather quiet. This string is, I think, just the thing - though I may try others as well.

Cons: None.

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01/04/2016 11:04
Farnham, United Kingdom


Good tone & response

Pros: The string is just what I wanted - less shrill and "nasal" than the previous Dominant.

Cons: Nothing - although I reserve the right to comment if it doesn't last!

Other: Service was excellent - next day delivery. Thanks. Incidentally, I'm assuming that 5 is good and 1 is bad, but it would help if you said so.

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28/04/2014 14:34
Norwich, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Squeaks and slips.

Pros: Interesting, spritely tone

Cons: Played in a hot room for the first week it was on and it slipped a lot. Also, it squeaks when I play slow passages. Won't be using them again but worth a try for the price. I hear they are good for electric instruments, actually.

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27/02/2012 16:43
Glasgow, United Kingdom


Good after first week
1 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Once it had settled in the tone is quite impressive. Kept its pitch well from the start.

Cons: Took about a week of solid playing to lose the initial edge and grittiness. The D string I tried didn't have that problem so it may just be this particular string. Up till now I had been using Obligato which do take a while to settle in.

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