Choosing the correct strings for your instrument will not only enable you to have some back up in case you snap a string but can also influence the sound of your instrument. Here are the most popular string brands we sell at Normans to suit the needs and budget of every musician.
Forenza is one of our most popular string instrument brands and produce a selection of good quality strings for violin, viola and cello. These durable steel core string sets are great for students as a spare or replacement. Forenza do not offer single strings, however, their string sets are priced at a fantastic value so going for the full set would certainly not break the bank.
Astrea is well-known brand, especially popular with students and education services due to their friendly price and durability. These steel core strings are available for violins, violas, cellos and double basses both as sets and single replacements to have you covered for any situation. Astrea strings stay in tune exceptionally well and are ideal for beginners.
Dogal are reliable, bronze-wound steel core strings from Venice. These great quality student strings are a teachers’ favourite and one of our best-selling string brands. Dogal string sets are usually available for violin, viola and cello. Great option to upgrade the current strings on your instrument or as a durable, great sounding replacement – these strings will not let you down.
Dominant produce fantastic quality synthetic core strings that play very similarly to natural gut strings. These are really popular with intermediate to advanced players due to their great price and lovely tone projection that lacks the metallic sound of cheaper strings. Dominant strings are available at Normans for Violin, Viola and Cello with different single violin strings on offer too. So go ahead, treat your instrument to a great set of strings that will make a real difference to your sound.
Pirastro are one of the top choices among advanced and professional musicians and these are some of the best quality strings on the market. For example, Pirastro Eudoxa strings available for violin or viola are the perfect choice for a player that wants to achieve a fantastic sound without having to compromise. These are natural gut strings that provide a warm, soft and ear-pleasing tone and are ideal for live performances where you truly need the best possible strings. If you are looking for something of a better value, Pirastro Tonica Viola strings will be great for you featuring quality synthetic core that will produce a very similar tone to that of gut strings at a lower price.