Body Text Super-Sensitive viola strings have been manufactured to accommodate different skill levels for over 80 years, and Octava Medium, or Standard, sized strings are crafted to aid viola players’ transition from steel core strings to synthetic core strings. The Octava Medium sized viola strings are specifically manufactured for 15-16 1/2” violas. Although student priced, Octava strings feature a high quality, multifilament, nylon Perlon core that provides the warm, full-bodied tone associated with premium gut core strings with the tuning stability and bowing ease of steel core strings. Ideal step-up strings, the Octava Medium viola strings provide progressing students easy bowing response, and the Perlon core is unaffected by changing temperature and humidity, allowing the strings to maintain their tone. To ensure sustain and projection, the Octava Medium strings feature aluminum winding on the A and D strings, nickel winding on the G string, and silver winding on the C string. Perfect for the progressing player, the Octava Medium strings provide players both playability and complexity.