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Pirastro Viola Strings: Evah Pirazzi, Obligato, Passione, Olive, Flexocor, Permanent, Eudoxa, Gold Label Wondertone, Tonica,
Chorda, Chromcor
Thomastik-Infeld Viola Strings: Dominant,
Spirocore, Vision, Vision Solo, Superflexible,
Jargar Viola Strings
D'Addario Viola Strings: Helicore, Zyex, Kaplan,
Pro Arte
Prim Viola Strings
Warchal: Brilliant Vintage, Karneol
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Olive Gut Core Viola Strings

The Pirastro Olive Viola strings are popular among the most discerning players. We offer two distinct sets:  Non-stiff or Stiff. After some trial and error, players know which particular core stiffness and gauge will work best on their viola and the style by which they play. Olive viola strings are made with the wrapped (aluminum) around a deluxe gut core. Some players mix and match these strings all together. The C string is also a popular choice where more response is needed, with the added warmth that the Olive strings bring.

There are many choices here. The Olive D, G and C strings come in Stiff or Non-Stiff and in various gauges and tensions. The A strings come in 3 gauges, 13.5, 13.75 (which is medium) and 14.

For those looking for medium gauge, we underline medium. Also, we offer the special C tungsten string called Eudoxa-Olive and the special D Olive in Silver towards the bottom of the page.

Special note about delivery times on these gut strings: In our dedication to only supply and offer the freshest gut strings, we do not keep huge stocks on these on our inventory shelves.  We try to keep just enough to quickly turnaround and ship orders as per the usual supply and demand, but occasionally customers are asked to wait a few additional day(s) for us to re-supply.  An explanation: While all steel and synthetic strings have very little decay (next to zero), gut strings have a definite shelf life.  Please keep in mind that our strings are fresh, but sometimes an order might take an additional 2-3 days longer than usual. 

One last note about ordering a complete set:  We've found from our experience working with many professional violists that those of which like playing the viola Olives, rather than piece them together with different gauges or even other brands, it's best to order the balanced medium set that we show in the last order line, OL-009.  The strings and the viola seem more balanced and more even response from the instrument.


Olive A string comes in 3 gauges. (13.5, 13.75 and 14)



Olive D, Gut/Gold-Aluminum, Stiff (comes in 16.75, 17 and 17.25) inventory #901222



Olive G, Stiff Gut/Gold-Silver, (comes in 16, 16.25 and 16.50) #901231



Olive C, Stiff Gut/Tungsten-Silver, (comes in 20.75, 21 and 21.25, #901241



Olive D, Non-Stiff, Gold-Aluminum, (comes in 16, 16.25 and 16.50), #901220


OL-006 Olive G, Non-Stiff, Gold-Silver, (comes in 16.75, 17 and 17.25) #901230


OL-007 Olive C, Non-Stiff, Gut, Tungsten-Silver,   (comes in 19.50, 19.75 and 20, #901240


OL-008 Eudoxa-Olive Tungsten C Olive (19.25, 19.50 and 19.75), #901242


OL-009 Medium set of Olive Viola, non-stiff.



Manufacturer: Brands:
Combined Custom Sets for Viola You name it...we combine it!
Pirastro Viola Strings Evah Pirazzi, Passione, Obligato, Gold Label, Olive, Chorda, Eudoxa and Paranito and Tonica
Thomastik-Infeld Viola Strings Spirocore, (most popular are the C and G's!) Dominants,  Vision
Larsen Viola Strings Offered in light, medium, heavy gauge.
D'Addario Viola Strings Helicore, Kaplan and Prelude cello strings
Jargar Viola Strings Jargar Supremes, come in light, medium and heavy gauges.
Prim Offered in light, medium and orchestra heavy gauge.
Warchal Brilliant and Karneol  (These are new and getting popular.)

We also have some helpful and interesting links about individual string brands, comparisons and some practical related viola information to read: