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Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
Our price:
£23.15 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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£8.30 (26%)
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Full size
19 in stock
3/4 & 1/2 size
5 in stock
1/4 & 1/8 size
3 in stock

* All strings are ball end, unless otherwise specified.

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'New Formula' quality student string similar to Dominant Quality and value student string from Pirastro very similar to Dominant with the benefit of a silver D. Medium tension, ball end only. For loop end E please order each string separately.

To check your instrument size measure the length of the back (LOB) excluding the 'button' which is the thumb shaped extension at the top where the neck is anchored. Old instruments can vary, if more than 1/2" over choose the next size up.

4/4 - LOB 356mm (14")

3/4 - LOB 330mm (13")

1/2 - LOB 305mm (12")

1/4 - LOB 280mm (11")

1/8 - LOB 254mm (10")


  • Synthetic core strings.
  • E - Silvery steel
  • A - Aluminium on Perlon
  • D - Silver on Perlon
  • G - Silver on Perlon
  • Made in Germany
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
Mr Christian Hopwood
24/10/2015 13:57
Taunton, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Competitive and reliable

Pros: Great price,good website and quick service

Cons: n/a

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10/10/2015 10:14
Norwich, United Kingdom


Good sound great value

Pros: Very pleased with way the sound of a basic violin was improved. Will be ordering these again.

Cons: No cons

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21/07/2015 19:44
Paisley, United Kingdom


Good priced strings

Pros: Recommended by tutor, not disappointed

Cons: Received 2 days later than advised

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17/07/2015 09:28
Llannefydd, United Kingdom



Pros: Excellent service in all respects, I will definitely use this site again.

Cons: No cons for service or quality of product

Other: Not really knowing what I needed for my son's violin, I relied on customer reviews to make my choice. His violin teacher was very pleased with the quality and thought I had paid more than I had for the set.

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Mr Morgan
15/07/2015 08:03
Esher, United Kingdom


Incredibel value

Pros: Incredible value for money. Longer life span than rivals.

Cons: None

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14/07/2015 08:06
Perth, United Kingdom


Great progress

Pros: I bought these strings for my 11 y/o daughter and they have made a fabulous improvement to the sound she is making - it has really encouraged her to make great progress playing Scottish fiddle

Cons: No cons

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21/06/2014 18:01
Lancaster, United Kingdom


Supple, sweet and mellow

Pros: Felt supple and bouncy under my fingers, and wider than the old ones so didn't cut in so much. The strings bring a sweet, mellow sound out of the violin: the instant change was like getting a significant fiddle upgrade at an extremely reasonable price (ok I liked the discount as well)!

Cons: No cons, but at my level (re-starting playing the violin after twenty years away, got to about grade 6 previously) I wouldn't expect to notice cons.

Other: The previous strings were the very basic metal ones that the violin came with, which cut into my fingers and sounded scratchy even after I'd started to recover my technique. These feel and sound like something from a different and much nicer universe. They're stretching a bit as they settle down but I gather that's normal.

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22/05/2014 06:45
Wallington, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Nothing negative

Pros: Easy to put on. Have made an audible difference to the tone of my playing on my very average violin.

Cons: Nothing.

Other: Very good value for money.

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21/05/2014 09:56
Dunoon, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

excellent value for such good strings

Pros: very pleasant & consistent tone

Cons: none so far

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29/04/2014 10:25
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom


Brilliant service and product

Pros: I have an electric violin and these strings give it the response and clarity of sound that I need when playing.

Cons: None

Other: I was very impressed with how quickly and efficiently I received my strings from I will definitely be using them in the future.

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