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FIND OUT WHICH PIRASTRO STRING IS IDEAL FOR YOU

As Pirastro’s range of strings is very comprehensive, use the string finder to narrow down your choice by selecting your instrument and the core material that you prefer and click on “search”.

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Vibrating String Length

 

The vibrating string length, also called mensur, is the part of the string between bridge and upper nut.

If your instrument has a different vibrating string length, please send an email info@pirastro.com  for individual string recommendation.

 
INSTRUMENT SIZE / GAUGE / LABEL VIBRATING STRING LENGTH
cm  inch
Violin 4/4 32,5 cm 12.80"
3/4 - 1/2 29,5 cm 11.61"
1/4 - 1/8 24,2 cm 9.53"
1/16 - 1/32 19,8 cm 7.80"
Viola 4/4 37 cm 14.57"
3/4 - 1/2 31,4 cm 12.36"
Recommendation: Gauge „strong/stark" 34 cm - 36 cm 13.39" - 14.17"
Recommendation: Gauge „soft/weich" 38,5 cm - 40 cm 15.16" - 15.75"
TONICA is also available for 40 cm 15.75"
TONICA is also available for 43 cm 16.93"
Cello 4/4 69 cm 27.17"
3/4 - 1/2 60,4 cm 23.78"
1/4 - 1/8 49,2 cm 19.37"
Double Bass 5/4 114 cm 44.88"
3/4 106 cm 41.73"
1/2 96 cm 37.80"
1/4 90 cm 35.43"
1/8 80 cm 31.50"
1/10 - 1/16 70 cm 27.56"
Gamba

Viola D'Amore 

38 cm 14.96"
Hardanger-Fiddle 32,5 cm 12.80"

Pardessus

32,5 cm 12.80"  

Treble-Gamba

38 cm 14.96"  

Alto-Gamba

52,5 cm 20.67"  

Bass Tenor-Gamba

64 cm - 68 cm 25.20" - 26.77"  

Violone

91 cm - 97 cm 35.83" - 38.19"  
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