Pirastro Chorda Violin Strings
Pirastro Chorda violin strings are plain gut strings with very low tension for an authentic Baroque performance. In the standard set, the E, A, and D strings are unwound gut, while the G string is wound silver-plated copper with a gut core. The medium-gauge strings are designed to be tuned at 440 Hz;
For 415-Hz tuning, please consider the "strong" gauge strings.
The tailpiece end of the E, A, and D come without a knot, and the G comes with the knot already tied.
Chorda strings are manufactured in three gauges in steps of 1/4 PM.
Altering the gauge by 1/4 PM changes the tension by 3%.
Alternate G-string winding:
- Plain copper: available in three gauges in steps of 1/4 PM and it has a darker sound than the standard silver G-string.