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Violin String Set

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Table of Violin String Gauges
  Light Light+ Medium Medium+ Heavy Heavy+
e-1 Treble Gut .52mm .54mm .56mm .58mm .60mm .62mm
a-2 Treble Gut .72mm .74mm .76mm .78mm .80mm .80mm
D-3 Pistoy Gut 1.00mm 1.02mm 1.04mm 1.06mm 1.08mm 1.10mm
G-4 Gut/Silver .80mm .82mm .84mm .86mm .88mm .90mm


This is a set of strings for the Baroque violin. We have bundled together the most popular kinds of strings and offer them in a standard set for ease of ordering. The set consists of:

The set comes with plain ends, but the e-1, a-2 and D-3 can be knotted. Plain gut strings are available with a natural or varnish finish. Natural strings are hand-rubbed with a light oil. Varnished strings have three coats of finish before being hand polished with the oil. There is an additional charge for varnished strings. The string comes with plain, unknotted ends. Knots may be tied for you, and leather washers added for an additional charge.

Instructions on how to tie a string knot are on the back of each package.

Academie strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, Inc., a leader in the revival of early music strings and instruments. Gut strings are not intended to be used with fine tuners or string adjusters and those devices should be removed before installing the gut string on the instrument.

More information about Gamut gut strings, string types, gauges, and string tensions can be found on our articles page. Not finding an answer to your question? Please contact us directly:


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4 Reviews

  • Posted by Steven Snodgrass on Aug 11th 2022


    Best Gut Strings I've Ever Used

    I'm an amateur baroque violinist but these were recommended by a professional baroque vioin recording artist I follow. They take very little time to stretch and stay in tune, and the sound is authentic. I have tried another brand that nobody seems to like, and I have tried another brand that everybody seems to rave about: I had no luck with either! The Academie strings are indeed "absolute perfection."

  • Posted by Scott Walker on Dec 10th 2020


    Académie Violin Strings, Varnished, mid-weight

    I have been using varnished, mid-weight Académie strings for about ten years. Of the strings I've tried from different makers, these are the most stable and durable in spite of changes of temperature and humidity, and they have a good tone on my violin. I often play outside in a living history setting. These strings fit my needs and I recommend them.

  • Posted by Peter Walker on Feb 10th 2020


    A huge step up

    I've been dabbling with a baroque violin for a while now, but have only recently begun performing with it for Scottish early music. I had relied on the Pirastro Chordas for a very long time, but was increasingly unhappy with the tone and response, especially on the attack, particluarly on the D-string. A few months ago, I switched to the Académe E-string, and was very happy with it, so I gave the set a chance. It arrived a day before a major gig, and throwing caution to the wind, I put them on. Wow, what a difference! The tone was amazing and consistent, the pureness of sound was brilliant. The instrument settled in well over the next day, and the strings served me admirably in performance. I'm a convert.

  • Posted by Kelly Jones on Dec 15th 2015


    Very Best

    Best violin gut strings and great price too