Collection: Oliv Violin Strings

Oliv Violin Strings

Genuine gut strings for professionals. Brilliant tone.

Set Includes . . .

  • Gold-Plated Chrome Steel E - Medium Gauge (Loop or Ball)
  • Gut/Aluminum-Wound A (13.5PM) (Ball End)
  • Gut/Gold-Aluminum D (16.75PM) (Knot End)
  • Gut/Gold-Silver G (15.75PM) (Knot End)

Oliv Options

We highly recommend the stiff versions of the Oliv G and D strings for most players. They produce a richer and somewhat darker tone. They are also more powerful and can take a heavier bow stroke without crushing the sound.

For a more brilliant sound, consider using the silver-wound D with the stiff G.

The Oliv D comes in three options. The silver-wound is the most brilliant in color. The standard gold-aluminum-wound D is warmer and more complex. The stiff, gold-aluminum-wound D is the richest in tone color and offers the greatest dynamic range.

Oliv String Ends

Oliv E strings come in a choice of ball or loop end. It is important to purchase the correct string for your setup. Oliv A strings are made with a ball end. Oliv D and G strings come with a knot end, which should be installed in the same fashion as a ball-end string. (Do not install as a loop-end string.)

Manufacturer's Description

Olive - The Noble Sound
  • finely wound and polished, handmade gut strings
  • brilliant sound
  • a wide range of sound colors
  • The sheep gut core of the Oliv strings is manufactured, wound and polished in the traditional way, by hand.
  • Musicians such as Ilya Gringolts use Oliv strings as they offer the possibility "to explore the remotest corners of sound".
  • The sound is brilliant. Oliv strings offer the typical beautiful sound of gut strings.
  • The tone is rich and complex.
  • The silver D-string is richer in overtones and has easier response than the Gold-Aluminum D-string