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.
String Type: Set
E String: Gold plated over a steel core, Ball End
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PIRASTROFrom 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.
I've been playing violin for nine years and am in a professional orchestra in my region. I have loved the Pirastro brands, finding them substantial and excellent in sound. But, I found the Eva Pirazzi strings to be too shrill, bright, and was replacing them up to four times a year. As I am playing in the violin "stratosphere" quite often, I appreciate a soft, yet bright sound. After researching several different brands, I bought the Obligatos (with Silver D and Gold E, medium gauge). They are the best string purchase I've ever made. They allow my violin to sing in any range. The high positions on G and E string are the hardest to create resonance, but the strings themselves make any register ring without the shrill. Another factor is that in two years, I have only replaced these strings TWICE. Thank you Shar for helping me find the right strings and making these available at a reasonable price!
I love hearing a warm sounding violin that just melts your heart and these strings do just that while still providing projection. The E string is gold and is prone to whistling so you have to be aware of how much pressure you are using when doing string crossing and chords to avoid that. But the open E sound is beautiful!
These strings were stuck in Michigan with the Post Office for several days and might finally be delivered this afternoon. I can't share about the quality or the tone of the strings when I don't have them yet.
These Obligato Violin Strings, with the Gold E String, are everything promised...warm and complex tone, easy to play, and settle in quickly. I tried many different Strings, trying to find that one, that really suits my Italian Violin...these are the ones! I love how they make my Violin sound!
My violin finally sounds how I envisioned it to sound with these strings!! I have tried everything from Vision Solo's to tonicas to violino to dominant and none of them really worked for my violin. After 9 different sets of strings over the last 3 years,
I have finally found what I like! These strings are warm, full, clear, and ringing! Violino strings are a good cheaper alternative to these but they didn't have the same level of clarity Obligato stings have on my violin. Highly recommend trying these strings!