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

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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:

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

Larsen Strings
Made with love and passion.

Get Me 300 Cello Strings
When a friend asked "...I'd like you to hold of 300 cello strings for me!", Larsen promised to try, but quickly realized his folly - high-quality cello strings were simply not to be had. He felt obligated by his promise, however, and threw himself into independent production. "I was protected by my ignorance. Had I known what a monumental task was before me, I would have had second thoughts."

The String with the Special Sound
After 18 months of development, Larsen had a string that sounded right. Eminent Danish and German musicians tried the string and they all agreed: "It's a winner; we'll keep it." Rumors of the string with the special sound spread quickly. Before long there were orders from around the world, and the waiting lists grew, as did the company.

What drives us is our love of music. Our goal is to enhance the musical experience of the listener. And that's no small matter.

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Customer Questions

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  • Fulton, NY

Asked On: 11/23/2018

Do all the strings come with a ball end?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Dominic! All 4 strings in this string set will come with ball ends. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 09/14/2017

What is "soloist gauge"? Is that a thinner string than medium to insure a brighter sound?

SHAR Answer:

The Il Cannone "Soloist" strings do not vary greatly in size/gauge when compared to the "Medium". The increased power and presence is achieved by adding mass the the winding and core materials. This creates a higher tension in the "Soloist" string while maintaining the same relative size/gauge as the "Medium". Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Hope this help!

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