The new Larsen Strings Il Cannone cello range has been hailed as a step-change in cello string development. Available in two variants, Direct & Focused and Warm & Broad, all eight strings are mutually compatible and fully interchangeable. By design. Il Cannone for cello gives you a toolbox of options to choose from to optimize your individual sound. Built upon the powerful foundations of a rich and expressive core sound, Il Cannone for cello offers you a rich palette of setup combinations. As a key element of the development process, we work with musicians, one on one, testing string prototypes.
The responses and insights gained directly influence the formulation of new designs with the final phase being live performance playing the final design over many months.
World-renowned cellists such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Nicolas Altstaedt, Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Jian Wang are currently performing with Il Cannone for cello. During their own personal workshops, they found their ideal strings amongst the same selection that is now available to you.
A ready-made toolbox of string options avoiding the expense and frustration of unreliable trial and error. The cellist can modify and control the tone of his/her instrument in a way that is easy to predict. The core sound can be blended with any Il Cannone string combination(s) because all of the options are of a similar moderate tension and engineered to complement one another.
A-String: Stainless steel wound over a steel core (18.5 kg / 40.8 lb)
D-String: Stainless steel wound over a steel core (14.1 kg / 31.1 lb)
G-String: Tungsten wound over a rope core (13.8 kg / 30.4 lb)
C-String: Tungsten wound over a rope core (13.5 kg / 29.8 lb)
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