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Pirastro Oliv Violin E String

Pirastro Oliv Violin E String | 301E
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About This Item

The Quintessential Gut String

For the musician seeking the best possible sound and complexity, Pirastro Olive Strings are the only choice. Designed and crafted for the modern repertoire, at A440+ tuning, Olive strings provide a richness in sound and overtones that are simply unmatched. With over two centuries of manufacturing gut strings, Pirastro is the world's leader in stewarding this traditional technology, painstakingly managing the processing of gut in order to optimize its qualities. Once finished, Olive strings are wound with aluminum or silver, then highly polished by hand to a silky finish.

Instrument: Violin
String Type: E
Size: 4/4
Gauge: Medium or Thick

E String: Goldsteel, Ball or Loop End

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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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  • Dowagiac, MI

Asked On: 01/29/2020

So is this a gut core E string that is wound with goldsteel, or is it a steel E string with gold plating? I can't quite deduce which from the "goldstahl" description.

SHAR Answer:

Hello David! This is a gold-plated chrome steel E string, for which Pirastro uses the term "goldsteel". Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 06/16/2019

What is the difference between the regular and thick E string

SHAR Answer:

Hello Evangelina! The gauge of the string refers to the string’s diameter. There are advantages and disadvantages to each gauge. The thicker gauge will generally have a more powerful tone than the medium gauge, though it can also be a bit less responsive because of the effort needed to get the thicker string to vibrate. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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  • Alyssa Kim
  • Ringgold, GA

Asked On: 08/04/2018

Is this the string with the gold tint to it? Or, is this just a regular silver-color string? Thank you!

SHAR Answer:

Hello Alyssa! This string is gold-wound and may have a tint to it. I hope this helps!

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