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Pirastro Tonica Violin Strings, SET

By Pirastro

4.7 from 104 reviews
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£23.15 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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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
17/03/2014 17:41
Hässleholm, Sweden

Keen Amateur

Excellent sound

Pros: Excellent sound, prompt delivery. All four strings are well-matched in tone and responsive

Cons: Only E comes with a protective rubber band for the bridge

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Les Small
15/03/2014 09:06
Ashford, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

very speedy delivery (just one day) from ordering

Pros: Lovely tone

Cons: Ideally they would be cheaper!

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12/03/2014 16:13
London, United Kingdom


very good

Pros: very good

Cons: -

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20/02/2014 14:49
Romford, United Kingdom


Excellent strings superior to Dominant

Pros: mellow soft strings

Cons: I have ordered 2 sets of these for different violins & the E string on both occasions snapped near the peg while fine tuning .

Other: If I hadn't had to wait 5 or 6 days for replacement of faulty E strings I would have given 5 out of 5 rating however I have given 4 out of 5

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06/11/2013 11:19
Southampton, United Kingdom


Excellent experience

Pros: All excellent

Cons: Nothing

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04/10/2013 12:03
London, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good quality strings

Pros: Very good high quality and reasonable price. Recommended for student up to grade 8.

Cons: It's all good

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caroline thomas
03/10/2013 17:57
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

Good value mid-range strings.

Pros: Good value and hard wearing. A good tone on my fiddle which can be a little harsh.

Cons: I have none!

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13/09/2013 13:09
Bristol, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

A well worth buy

Pros: Excellent tone and great with my Bridge electric violin

Cons: Nothing

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13/09/2013 12:50
watford, United Kingdom


tonicas are great upgrades

Pros: very very easy to fit onto my student violin,the sound difference was amazing,so much more gentle on your fingers than steel strings.. very very pleased.

Cons: might take a while to settle

Other: would definately buy again if kept at the offer price for good...

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11/09/2013 23:37
Leeds, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great sound n price

Pros: Great sound n price!

Cons: 0

Other: 0

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