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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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£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
10/09/2013 22:00
London, United Kingdom


Perfect Pirastro Tonica at the Price

Pros: Good set of strings at the price. Even tone across all strings.

Cons: None

Other: The Stringzone are EXCELLENT. Easy to order, efficient service and delivered speedily and with no fuss. Packaging in tact. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you.

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23/08/2013 16:24
HASTINGS, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Good strings

Pros: good tone .responsive.

Cons: nothing

Other: nice strings for the price.

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16/07/2013 20:50
Durham, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

good strings at a great price

Pros: Nice strings at a good price.

Cons: Don't think I like them quite as much as the Aricore but then they were half the price

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17/05/2013 12:54
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Impressed with these

Pros: Excellent tonal quality, prefer them to the previous Dominants.

Cons: Don't settle as quickly as some others.

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13/03/2013 16:28
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

the ratio of quality to price

Pros: Good strings for the affordable price

Cons: without reservations

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15/02/2013 13:31
Dublin, Ireland


Will shop agean thanks

Pros: Very good set of strings

Cons: Very happy with strings

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04/01/2013 17:27
Westbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Great strings to suit most players and styles

Pros: Bright but not too much, just right I'd say.

Cons: Can't think of any

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03/01/2013 09:00
Pulborough, United Kingdom


Highly recommended

Pros: They were recommended by teacher and really make a difference - in a good way. Excellent service as well.

Cons: None.

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13/11/2012 18:57
London, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Warm tone, easy to play.

Pros: Warm tone, easy to play. Definitely my current favourites. I prefer these to Dominant strings on my fiddle.

Cons: Take quite a time to settle down - took a couple of weeks before they'd stay in tune properly. Perhaps they don't have quite enough 'bite'.

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22/04/2012 00:08
Buntingford, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

good value for money

Pros: Nice tone

Cons: no cons

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