Pirastro Tonica Violin String Set


Pirastro Tonica Violin String Set

Sale price$39.12
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SKU: TON412021

E String:

E String






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Tonica strings have a core made from nylon. They produce a lively well-rounded sound, perfectly balanced across all four strings. Responding instantly to any bowing style, they reward both player and listener with an open and direct sound. With substantially reduced background 'hiss', players can sustain a more even tone helping to achieve smoother string crossings. With a highly responsive left hand feel, these strings remain very easy to play all the way up to the highest positions.

String Composition

E String: Silvery Steel or Aluminum wound over steel
A String: Aluminum wound over synthetic core
D String: Silver wound over synthetic core
G String: Silver wound over synthetic core

Sizes: 4/4, 3/4 – 1/2, 1/4 – 1/8, 1/16 – 1/32

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Nice Set of Strings

I believe my violin’s strings were dominants and lasted me a year and sounded just dull after a year, so I decided to try a new brand of string (pirastro) and may never go back to dominants. The tonica strings give a nice rounded sound.

Richard J.
United States United States

Great strings!!!

I love these strings! Bright with nice overtones and well balanced. Fast shipping also.

Joseph G.
United States

Tonica set

These strings are bright with great overtones, and sound much clearer on this particular violin I made than the slightly-used set of Dominants they replaced. For the price, they seem hard to beat.

Julia P.
United States

Good sounding for tiny instrument

As a professional violinist in a major American orchestra I’ve been buying 4/4 size strings for decades. I like a good middle of the road, quality, old school string. When it came to buy a set of 1/16 strings for my sons 1/32 size Violin this was one of only a few options. They fit well, not too long, and sound warm and present.

Gary C.
United States United States

Nice inexpensive and easy upgrade from steel core strings!

I was using Preludes on my student violin, which seem to last forever, but after a a while, it's best for the instrument and the player to change them. Hard to beat the price of steel, but I decided to try synthetics as an upgrade, and these strings have a light smooth balanced sound and easy on the fingers. They are also very nicely priced compared to most synthetics. Break in was 2 or 3 days, and by the time a week past, they were stable and sounding good. Not sure how much of that was me acclimating to them. It will be interesting to see how long they last, because even though I like their sound and feel more than steel, they are some bucks past double the price. Some won't feel like spending over $20 more for a set of these if they end up preferring the sound and feel of steel core.

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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.

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