D'Addario Prelude Viola String, C

By D'Addario

Our price:
£8.53 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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£2.17 (20%)
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Purchase options

Medium (MM) 34-37cm
2 in stock
Long (LM) over 37cm
3 in stock
Short (SM) 31-33cm
Despatch will be delayed
Extra short (XSM) 31cm- & under
Despatch will be delayed


Our recommended string for school violas. Wound steel. 4 sizes.

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.


  • Size XSM for violas to back length up to 13"
  • Size SM for violas 13"-14"
  • Size MM for violas 14"-16.25"
  • Size LM for over 16.25" back.
  • Made in USA
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Customer reviews:

Rating Summary
04/06/2011 15:32
Oldham, United Kingdom


best I could get
4 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: It's a viola C string, but short.

Cons: It's still too long.

Other: Um, my daughter has shown an interest in the viola, but she is only five and small for her age. We have acquired a 1/8 violin to restring as a viola, and this was the shortest C string I could find. It was still too long; my violin teacher did the re-stringing. She said she had to chop some off, but it was better than normal, as a long string cut down is very twangy.

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29/06/2016 00:35
Suffolk, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

a good durable strings for student instruments

Pros: i ordered the shortest C (XSM) to use on a 3/4 size violin strung as a viola, the length was absolutely perfect, as only the silk should be wound around the peg. as fas as the tone was concerned, it's only a student level instrument that the string was installed on, but the tone was comfortably mellow while still being nicely clear in tone, not the most powerful string out there, but absolutely perfect for beginners and newer students up to perhaps grade 4 or so

Cons: slight lack of power, though i think that's just due to the lack of instrument size !

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15/12/2015 17:15
Sheffield, United Kingdom


Helpful and friendly

Pros: Helpful advice about which string to purchase

Cons: None

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18/03/2011 09:44
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Very good value and quality.
0 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: Attractive packing.String easy on my fingers and not too thin.Rapid response with very good sound for a budget priced string.My C is a Larson so the standard is high.

Cons: No reason not to like it.

Other: Excellent reserve string.

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