The ideal string for the future viola virtuoso, D’Addario Prelude Short viola strings provide the sound quality, playability and value that’s perfect for beginners and students. Prelude viola strings feature a solid steel string core, and the solid steel core produces a warm, focused tone while providing a strong, clear resonance. A major consideration for beginner strings, the easy bowing response of the Prelude strings also aids in playability. Unlike gut strings, the solid steel string core is not susceptible to changes in weather temperature or humidity, ensuring the tone is always consistent. A noticeable value considering the strings’ quality, Prelude Short viola strings are held to the rigorous quality standards of D’Addario and are manufactured in the United States. Prelude strings are also a medium gauge, the preferred gauge of a majority of players. Affordable with a warm, clear tone, Prelude viola strings are the preferred viola strings of instructors for good reason.