Larsen Virtuoso® strings are a true innovation, offering a hitherto impossible blend of extraordinary sound volume with only moderate string tension. With Virtuoso we are also redefining musical qualities like subtlety and clarity as ideals for sound. These strings let you achieve a nuance in sound unprecedented with standard synthetic core strings and you will experience an astonishing string response and ease of playability.The Virtuoso® E string is made using a unique carbon steel, while the A, D and G strings build on a new, pioneering synthetic multi-filament core. The A string is wound with precision rolled aluminium flat wire, the D and G strings with pure silver.
We offer Larsen Virtuoso® strings in two tensions, medium and strong. Virtuoso® medium and strong are both somewhat lower in tension than their conventional equivalent gauges. The medium tension strings show extraordinary string response, playability and sound modulation capability. The strong version is more focused in sound, more soloistic, and with higher resistance to the bow.
Virtuoso® strings are a great choice for dark to neutral sounding instruments where they offer a beautiful, warm sound with great projection. And, given their moderate tension, they lend particular benefit to older instruments.
String Type Medium kp/lbs Strong kp/lbs
Violin E 7.65/16.86 8.35/18.41
Violin A 5.30/11.68 5.80/12.78
Violin D 4.35/9.59 4.65/10.25
Violin G 4.35/9.59 4.65/10.25
Reference pitch frequency: 440 Hz
Free vibrating length: 32.5 cm