For the musician seeking the best possible sound and complexity, Pirastro Olive Strings are the only choice. Designed and crafted for the modern repertoire, at A440+ tuning, Olive strings provide a richness in sound and overtones that are simply unmatched. With over two centuries of manufacturing gut strings, Pirastro is the world's leader in stewarding this traditional technology, painstakingly managing the processing of gut in order to optimize its qualities. Once finished, Olive strings are wound with aluminum or silver, then highly polished by hand to a silky finish.
E String: Goldsteel string, Loop or Ball End
A String: Aluminum wound over gut core, 13-1/2 gauge
D String: Gold-Aluminum wound over gut core, 16-3/4 gauge
G String: Gold-Silver wound over gut core 15-3/4 gauge