Pirastro Obligato strings for violin

Obligato strings for violin set of synthetic core violin strings with a powerful and smooth tone.

Pirastro Obligato violin strings are warm and sonorous in tone quality and rich in overtones. These strings have a pliable feel under the finger and are resistant to changes in temperature and humidity.

Obligato violin strings are available in full size (4/4) and small sizes (3/4 & 1/2 and 1/4 & 1/8). The full size strings are available in light, medium or heavy gauge.

The E string is available in either gold or steel, with either ball end or loop end (the gold E string is recommended by Pirastro). The chrome steel A string offers even more projection than the standard A string (aluminium). The D string is available in silver (standard) or aluminium.

Below is the complete range of Pirastro Obligato violin strings.

Description:

Set of synthetic core violin strings with a powerful and smooth tone.

This set is available in full size or small sizes. The full size set is available with either steel or gold E string with either ball end or loop end (the gold E string is recommended by Pirastro). 

The set containing the gold E string is available in light, medium or heavy gauge, whereas the set containing the steel E string is medium gauge.

Obligato A, D and G string have a ball end. The small size sets have a plain steel E string (ball end).

String gauges Light, medium or heavy, Core material Synthetic

Winding material(s) Steel or Goldsteel (E), Aluminium (A), Silver (D, G)

Peg colour Green (E), Black (A), Rose (D), Brown (G)

Tailpiece colour Red/Black, Manufacturer code 411021

Obligato EU SET for violin - Pirastro

The all-round synthetic core string

Pirastro Obligato Violinstrings Set 4/4 Size with ball

  • Obligato strings have a core made from a modern synthetic multifilament fibre. 
  • Obligato strings sound warm and full, yet have a brilliant, rich overtone spectrum and focused tone.
  • excellent playability and response throughout the entire dynamic range
  • great tone volume
  • excellent tuning stability
  • absolutely insensitive to variations in temperature and humidity

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

88,00 €

68,00 €

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SPECIAL OFFERS for violin  Obligato strins

Pirastro - Obligato EU Violinstrings SET + Laubach Gold Rosin for Violin

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

Synthetic Core

Windings as listed.

Warm, brilliant tone, easy response.

Smaller sizes medium gauge, Ball E only.

106,00 €

79,00 €

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Pirastro - Obligato Violinstrings SET + Laubach Rosin for Violin

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

Hydron Core / Alum-Silver

Brilliant tone and good response, slightly warmer than Obligato strings

Designed to mix with Red and Black Label 

102,00 €

76,00 €

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Pirastro - Obligato EU Violinstrings SET + Laubach Gold Rosin for Violin + Laubach Cleaning and Polishing Cloth

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

Hydron Core/ Alum-Silver

Excellent string, warmer and darker than Evah Pirazzi

118,00 €

88,00 €

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Obligato EU Violinstrings SET + Laubach Rosin for Violin + Laubach Cleaning and Polishing Cloth

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

New E- Gold  string combined with strings from other Pirastro sets

A surprisingly well balanced combination which, once played in, produces an exceptional response.

112,00 €

86,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Obligato Violinstrings EU SET + Laubach Gold Rosin for Violin + Laubach Cleaning and Polishing Cloth + Laubach Varnish Cleaner & Polish Spray

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

128,00 €

96,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Obligato EU Violinstrings SET + Laubach Rosin for Violin + Laubach Cleaning and Polishing Cloth + Laubach Varnish Cleaner & Polish Spray

Strings in the set consisting of: E-goldsteel, A-aluminum, D- and G-silver

Strength: Medium

122,00 €

93,00 €

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Customer Reviews bought Obligato strings for violins in the Laubach shop in Germany

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Steven (Sunday, 01 April 2018 13:41)

    I personally really enjoy these Obligato violin strings, but they're not for every instrument. If you've always thought your instrument was a bit too bright and sharp, these violin strings will probably be perfect. They can really soften up and add depth to your tone. If your instrument is already fairly deep sounding, they might just muddy up the waters.
    On another note, they're also not the most powerful Obligato strings out there, so take that into consideration.

  • #2

    Jacob (Monday, 02 April 2018 00:42)

    I bought a set, tried them on a few of my violins and can't say that they did anything for me. They took away any edge and interest from the violins, making it warm, soupy and bland. The gold e was unremarkable, except that it makes the set more expensive. They are heavy and not very responsive. I think from reading the boards, that people primarily buy them to tone down a brash, harsh, shrill violin. So they seem to be a fixer-upper string, if you have a misbehaving violin, they will make the sound more pleasant and smoother. However, on responsive high end violins, they take away the sizzle and spark.
    I have also heard that they don't last long, and as one luthier joked, they're called "Obligato" because they oblige you to buy another set soon. Beware if the luthier fits a violin with Obligatos, he is trying to give you a warm rich sound on a violin that has the shrill nasties and only after the trial period is over do you realize the strings have gone false, and the sound has deteriorated.
    That said, I'll give it 3 stars because I'm sure there are violins out there where these strings are a perfect fit for, and someone out there will swear by them and love them.

  • #3

    Anna (Saturday, 05 May 2018 20:53)

    I wish to thank you for your prompt and efficient service. The strings arrived by return of post without any problems.

  • #4

    Alex (Monday, 07 May 2018 13:08)

    I said I would let you know when the strings arrived. They did this morning. Thank you so much.
    Thanks again. Fabulous service

  • #5

    Steven (Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:55)

    Good price for Obligato violin strings , Great service. Why haven't I found you before?