A popular synthetic core string from Pirastro, Synoxa viola strings are a favorite of violists who prefer the richness that gut strings provide. Unlike a gut core string however, the synthetic nylon strings feature great tuning stability and provide a durable pitch. The synthetic nylon core is also insensitive to climate changes, a major consideration for those that prefer gut strings, but not gut strings’ reaction to temperature change and humidity. The strings also tune and break in quickly. The A and D strings are wound in aluminum, and the G and C strings are wound in silver. Synoxa viola strings’ aluminum and silver windings produce a clearly focused, brilliant tone that balances out the nylon core’s warmth. The nylon core and windings of the Synoxa strings also provide very easy bowing response. To meet the needs of a majority of violists, Synoxa viola strings are only offered in a medium tension and for full scaled instruments.