Save big on combining string sets: Combined Viola Strings
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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Viola Rosin

Viola rosin is mostly an individual preference for each and every viola player. Often, different viola rosin will work and perform differently when the seasons change or in different climates.

Not sure what to order here?  It can sometimes be confusing, but we'll try here to give a basic review of how rosins work.  Rosin comes from tree sap (pine tar).  Wtih various ingredients combined, they can often work quite differentely depending on the area of the world you live, the climate and/or seasonal changes. Often, players will have and use a specific rosin during the winter time when the air is cold and dry and another different rosin, for when the season changes into more of a warmer, more humid time of year or geographical area.  (For example, you might not want a super soft rosin (for any instrument), in say, in a Miami summer!)   There are some old mainstays here (like the Hill and Bernadel) rosins, but some newer ones added as well.  For instance, we just began offering the new Leatherwood Bespoke rosin from Australia.  It was personally developed by a professional violinist and after much trial and error, this is a very impressive rosin:  It comes in softer "Supple" or a harder, "Crisp".  Trial and error will only determine which one is right for you, but everyone is a little different.  Many players may need two types of rosin for different playing settings: one for solo playing (Crisp) where your individual tone needs to be it's finest, or for heavier (big sound) orchestra playing where you need to use lots of bow, usually heavier strokes, so a softer (Supple) rosin will allow the bow hair to maximize 'grab' onto the string.    More about Leatherwood Bespoke Viola Rosin.

For more information, we have an additional page that highlights the new Leatherwood Bespoke viol rosin.

  Items Price
Leatherwood Viola Rosin R-001 Leatherwood Bespoke


Bernadel Colophon
Pirastro Goldflex Viola Rosin


Pirastro Goldflex Violin/Viola Rosin
Pirastro Gold Viola Rosin R-004 Pirastro Gold Violin/Viola Rosin


Andrea Solo Violin/Viola Rosin


Andrea Orchestra Violin/Viola Rosin
Softer than "solo", grabs more.


Hill Light
R-008 Hill Dark
(is slightly softer than the Hill Light)
R-009 Millant Deroux
R-010 Melos Dark
R-011 Jade Colophane Violin/Viola Rosin

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: