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Pirastro Obligato Viola String Set - Medium Gauge

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Pirastro Obligato Viola String Set - Medium Gauge | 896SM
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Pirastro Obligato Strings

Warm and sonorous tone quality, rich with overtones. Produces an impressive amount of volume, a very dynamic response and great playability. Excellent uniformity across all strings with pliable feel under the finger. Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity.

Instrument: Viola
String Type: Set
Size: 4/4
Gauge: Medium

A String: Aluminum wound over a steel core, Removeable Ball End
D String: Silver wound over a synthetic core
G String: Silver wound over a synthetic core
C String:
Tungsten-silver wound over a synthetic core

String Tonal Profile:

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


From Germany, Founded in 1798

It is the quality of our strings and rosin that makes PIRASTRO a well known name standing for reliability and beauty of sound. Many musicians of bowed classical instruments prefer PIRASTRO strings because of the string's ability to modulate and alter the tone. This allows the musician to create an individual sound and to evoke the special sound characteristics of their instrument.

From our beginnings as a small workplace of craftsmen in Offenbach near the Main River, a modern company has evolved, with over 150 employees. Today's production is based on computer-aided machines for precision manufacturing. In former times sheep gut was the sole raw material available, but now state-of-the-art synthetics and various steel and non-steel strands, such as gold, tungsten, silver or titanium are used.

Our research and development technicians work closely together with professional musicians in each stage of the development of our strings. Sophisticated research and development and quality control ensure PIRASTRO strings set an industry standard.

Musicians can choose from the most comprehensive string selection available, which offers gut strings such as Oliv, Eudoxa or Chorda, synthetic strings like Evah Pirazzi, Obligato or Tonica and steel strings such as Permanent, Flexocor or Chromcor.

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Question by:

  • Kali Das
  • Eugene, OR

Asked On: 09/14/2018

Hello Would these strings fit my 17” viola? If not, otherwise please give me a list of any strings that you carry that would fit that size, which are warm and dark with nice complex overtones.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Kali! While some people do still install these on a larger instrument, sacrificing a small portion of the playable string length, these Obligato strings are not guaranteed by the manufacturer to fit anything larger than 16.5 inches. If you are looking for something with a similar sound, D'Addario Kaplan viola strings offer a rich tone and quick response, and fit larger violas. I hope this helps!

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Asked On: 08/06/2018

Do I need to designate the string length size i need or will it already be correct for 15.5 viola? thanks, jamie

SHAR Answer:

Hello Jamie! This set is designed to fit a full size viola, which typically means 15 to 16.5 inches, so these will fit your 15.5 inch viola. I hope this helps!

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Asked On: 02/16/2018

Hi is the A string in this set loop, ball or removable ball? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

The A string has a removable ball end which allows it to be used as a loop or ball end. Thanks for your question!

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