Pirastro Obligato Viola Set


Pirastro Obligato Viola String Set

Sale price$143.41
3 reviews   |  
SKU: OBL421021




Pirastro Obligato viola strings are based on an exclusive new core material, along with advances in manufacturing techniques, resulting in the true warmth and complex overtones of gut core strings with the stability and quick response of synthetic core strings. Obligato has also demonstrated quick break in time, exceptional projection, and unusual durability.


  • Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multifilament fibre
  • Obligato strings sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant, rich overtone spectrum and focused tone
  • excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range
  • great tone volume
  • excellent tuning stability
  • absolutely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity


  • A- steel core wound with aluminum, removable ball 
  • D- synthetic core wound with silver
  • G- synthetic core wound with silver
  • C- synthetic core wound with tungsten-silver


  • soft
  • medium
  • strong

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Trevor K.
United States United States

Great Dark, Warm Tone

My viola tends to be on the brighter side so I was looking for strings that can balance that out. These strings did exceptionally well at this for they give off a dark tone and warmth that perfectly compliments my viola. These strings sound better than any others I've ever tried, and if you can afford them are certainly worth the investment.

Jim G.
United States United States

Good Vibes!

Excellent! I purchased these as a birthday gift for my grandson, a middle school orchestra teacher. because they are his favorite strings, and, as always, I received fast, courteous service from Fiddlershop. I know I can always depend on Pierre, Michael and the rest of the Fiddlershop team to provide prompt service and high quality products at good prices.

Gene M.
United States United States

Great strings!

The Obligato Viola strings are very good and quickly adjust so they can be played almost immediately. They give a deep, dark warm sound to my viola.

Fiddlershop founders, Michael Holstein and Pierre Holstein, posing in the Fiddlershop workshop with some of their favorite violin and violas for some of the best workshops

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Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.

Extended Return Window

Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.