A favorite of violists since 1956, Jargar’s Red viola strings are hand-wound, and the design and manufacturing quality standard ensures a dependable and consistent tone. Providing powerful projection and resonation, the Red viola strings are the highest tension viola strings available from Jargar. Jargar Red viola strings, also known as Forte strings, offer a deeper, fuller sound than the lower tensions and are celebrated for their extremely warm, dark tone. Jargar Red viola strings feature a flexible steel core, which provides increased bowing response, to compensate for the size of the thicker, higher tension. The high tension of the aluminum, copper and metal alloy windings ensure the set has a very warm, dark tone. The G and C strings of the Jargar Forte are wound in silver on the upper windings, and these strings are available in pure silver to increase sensitivity and provide more dynamic overtones.