Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPerforming Arts · 1 month ago

Violin/viola strings vs guitar strings?

Why is it that middle of the road violin or viola strings are so much more expensive than top of the line guitar strings? Let alone top of the line violin/viola strings, which are outrageously expensive.

Yeah, I know, supply/demand and all that, but still, it seems fishy.


This seems to be the case even when the strings come from the same brand.

The only exception I can think of is Thomastik, which seem expensive across the board of instruments, including mandolin.

Update 2:

Optima gold plated guitar strings are $35 on Amazon, $25 on Stringsbymail.

D'Addario Zyex Violin String Set with Aluminum D are almost $50 on Amazon.

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    violin family strings are made much better.. more exacting, have longer life and use more expensive raw material.

    Source(s): professional violin maker since 1981
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  • 1 month ago

    Violin strings are made of with metals like silver and titanium and just cost more from the raw material.....I like the gold plated strings from Germany for my acoustic guitars......last a long time.....cost more and they do not brake.....  

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