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Larsen Il Cannone Violin String Set - 4/4 Size - Soloist Gauge

Item # : L218S


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"Dedicated to the Artists"

Paganini's dedication of his groundbreaking 24 Caprices, in 1820, was ". . . to the Artists". In this same spirit, Larsen created their latest violin string masterwork, new Il Cannone strings, in tribute to this greatest of all violinists, and to his magnificent violin, the Guarneri del Gesu that he called Il Cannone. Using the same new synthetic core technology as in their Virtuoso violin strings, Larsen set out to produce strings that would bring out the best in performances of "firework" pieces, such as the 24 Caprices. With a sound that artists have describes as "noble and powerful", "biting", and having "real punch", Il Cannone strings deliver that critical element that is necessary for a truly great performance. Offering good bow resistance, great hand feel and fast response, Il Cannones may well become your favorite strings.

Designed to bring out the best in your violin, Il Cannone individual strings and sets are available as two versions. The Medium variant has a more moderate tension with an open, colourful, projecting, richer and powerful sound whilst the Soloist brings a fuller tone, with even more presence and focus.

Instrument: Violin
String Type: Set
Size: 4/4
Gauge: Soloist

E String: Carbon steel, Removeable Ball (Ball/Loop)
A String:
Aluminum wound over a synthetic core
D String: Silver wound over a synthetic core
G String: Silver wound over a synthetic core

String Tonal Profile:


Larsen Il Cannone Violin String Set - 4/4 Size - Soloist Gauge

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6/8/2022 9:55:00 pm

I love these strings

I love these strings because of the warm sound they bring but also bright mixed with that it has been my favorite strings so far.

Ryan Schlimme
9/10/2010 1:40:00 am

Absolutely Phenomenal

These are the best strings I have ever used in any price range. I have used numerous Pirastro strings, even the expensive Olivs. I have tried synthetics, guts, and pure guts. These strings top them all. Their "beauty" only last for about 3-4 months for me, but I play about 20 hours a week. They are great strings, but I prefer them only within the first few months. I have a very dark, rich violin. These strings work perfectly in creating a nice, direct sound. They are loud, direct, but don't overpower the natural warmth of the violin. 10/10 recommend.