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D'Addario Prelude Viola Set

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D'Addario Prelude Viola Set | 590S
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About This Item

The Educator's Preferred String!

Discover yourself why D'Addario's Prelude strings are a favorite with so many teachers, students and parents! Solid steel core makes Prelude strings utterly dependable, and at a price that will not break the bank. Unaffected by temperature or humidity, quick tuning, stable pitch, and long lasting. Strong, bright tone, without edginess. Nickel and silver winding, with solid steel E string. Medium gauge, suitable for all players and instruments.

Instrument: Viola
String Type: Set
Size: 11 - 17 inch
Gauge: Medium

A String: Aluminum wound over a steel core
D String: Aluminum wound over a steel core
G String: Nickel wound over a steel core
C String:
Nickel wound over a steel core

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Labeled Sizes

Recommended Viola Sizes

Extra Short
11-12 inch
13-14 inch
15-16 inch
16.5-17 inch

*Please note: SHAR has tested many D’Addario Prelude Viola strings and has found that the specific viola sizes printed on the packages do not accurately represent the actual sizes of violas that the strings fit. To avoid confusion, we have removed the sizes from the package images and will list the appropriate viola sizes here until D’Addario’s packaging is corrected so that you can continue to purchase these strings with confidence.

Warranty Info

The Best String Guarantee
Please inspect your strings immediately upon receipt. Installed strings are not returnable, unless they break within the first 30 days after purchase.

30-Day String Return Policy
Unopened strings may be returned within 30 days, so that we may supply all our customers with the freshest possible strings. Because of tonal qualities of each instrument are unique, we cannot accept string returns for reasons of tone, including false strings.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.248.7427 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

A family craft brought over from Italy. Made in the USA since 1918.

With a family string-making tradition stretching back to at least 1680 in Italy, Charles D'Addario emigrated to the US by 1918 and started making strings in New York. Through the generations new technologies have been adopted and D'Addario now makes an extensive line of strings, all proudly made in the USA. 

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Asked On: 06/13/2019

What size strings would I need for a 13" viola?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Rainn! For a 13 inch viola, the Short size would work the best for you. You should be able to see a sizing key in "About This Item" on the product page. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 09/16/2018

What size string would I buy for my child? He is in a 12” (1/2 size for violin) viola.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Carrie! You can find our string size recommendations in the "About This Item" tab on the product page. For a 12 inch viola, we recommend the Extra Short string length. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 01/06/2017

What length is needed for a 15 in viola?

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Hi Marcy! Select Medium size for 15" viola. Hope this helps!

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