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Viola d'Amore Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Viola d'Amore Strings
The viola d’amore dimensions are similar to the viola and is played like a viola, but the viola d’amore uses sympathetic strings to provide resonation. Popular during the late 17th and 18th centuries, the viola d’amore typically features seven played strings and seven sympathetic strings. The bowed strings for viola d’amore run over the bridge, while the sympathetic strings run through the bridge and under the fingerboard.

We carry two different viola d’amore string sets by Thomastik-Infeld, an industry leader in bowed instrument strings. Hand wound, the Dominant set features a Perlone synthetic core which emulates the characteristics of a traditional gut string. Although the Perlone core provides the warmth of a gut string, it retains its tuning and provides better response than gut. For more projection and a brighter tone, Thomastik-Infeld’s Superflexible viola d’amore strings feature a rope steel core. To complement both sets, the sympathetic strings are copper wound for lasting resonance.
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