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String Identification Chart

 

Are you struggling to figure out which brand of strings are on your instrument?
Here is your solution!

Use our string color chart below to match the color of the peg ends and tailpiece ends of your strings to help identify them.

Do you need a replacement string?
Click on the photo of the string winding pictured in the chart to go to our web store and order a new string. (Not all strings pictured are available for sale through our web store.)




BrandE StringA StringD StringG StringC String
D'Addario:
Ascente
Peg Tailpiece Peg Tailpiece Peg Tailpiece Peg Tailpiece  Peg Tailpiece 
Green Orange Black Orange Yellow Orange Red Orange    
D'Addario:
Helicore
 Green

Blue

 Black

Blue with
Yellow Winding
Yellow

Blue with
Yellow Winding
 Red

Blue with
Yellow Winding
 Purple

Blue with
Yellow Winding 
D'Addario:
Kaplan 
Green 

White with
Black Winding
Black 

White with
Black Winding
Yellow 

White with
Black Winding
Red

 
White with
Black Winding
Purple

 
White with
Black Winding
D'Addario:
Prelude 

Green
Blue Black   Blue Yellow  Blue  Red
Blue  Purple   Blue
 D'Addario:
Proarte
Green

 
 Blue with
Red Winding
Black 

 
 Blue with
Red Winding
Yellow

 
 Blue with
Red Winding
Red

 
 Blue with
Red Winding
Purple 

 Blue with
Red Winding
D'Addario:
Zyex 
Green

 
Orange with 
Red Winding 
Black 

 Orange with 
Red Winding
 Yellow

 Orange with 
Red Winding
Red

 Orange with 
Red Winding
Purple 

 
 Orange with 
Red Winding
Hill


                 
 Lezner:
Goldbrokat



Yellow 

 Yellow
               
Lezner:
Goldbrokat 
Premium
Gold
Yellow with Gold Winding
 Red


               
 Jargar
Medium

 Light Blue  Light Blue Light Blue  Light Blue  Light Blue  Light Blue Light Blue   Light Blue  Light Blue  Light Blue
Larsen Aurora
     Orange
 Crimson  Violet  Purple
 Larsen Original

 Red


 Yellow


Red


 
 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Violin Ball:
Chrome
Vla & Cello Ball:
Brass
Red


 
 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Violin Ball:

CopperVla & Cello Ball:
Silver
Red


 
  Yellow with 
Blue Winding

Violin Ball:
BlackVla & Cello Ball:
Copper
Red


 
 Yellow with 
Blue Winding

Vla & Cello Ball:
Black









Larsen Il Cannone
Medium
Green with
1 Black Stripe


Il Cannone E Green 1 stripe
 Aqua




Green
with 
2 Black Stripes

 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Chrome
Green
with 
3 Black Stripes


 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Copper
Green
with 
4 Black Stripes


 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Black
   
Larsen Il Cannone Solo
Yellow with 
1 Black Stripe


Il Cannone E Green 1 stripe
 Aqua




Yellow
with 
2 Black Stripes

 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Chrome
Yellow 
with 
3 Black Stripes


Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Copper 
Yellow 
with 
4 Black Stripes


 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Black
   
Larsen Soloist

    Red with
Green Stripe
 Vla & Cello Ball:
Brass
Red with
Green Stripe
 Vla & Cello Ball:
Silver
Red with
Green
Stripe
 Vla & Cello Ball:
Copper
Red with
Green
Stripe
 Vla & Cello Ball:
Black
Larsen Magnacore (Cello)

    Red
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Red
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Red
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Red
with
Black
Stripe
Orange and Black


Larsen Magnacore Arioso
(Cello)

    Blue
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Blue
with
Black
Stripe
  Orange and Black


Blue
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Blue
with
Black
Stripe
 Orange and Black


Larsen:
Virtuoso

Cream




 Aqua




Cream




Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Chrome
Cream




Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Copper 
Cream




 Yellow with
Blue Winding

Ball:
Black
   
Pirastro:
Aricore

Green
 
Blue

Black

 Blue

Red
 
Blue

Brown
 
Blue

Purple
 
Blue
Pirastro:
Chromcor



Green
 
Dark
Green


Black

Dark
Green 


Red
 
Dark
Green


Brown

 
Dark
Green


Purple
 
Dark
Green
Pirastro:
Perpetual

Green 


 White with Cranberry Winding Black




 White with Cranberry Winding Pink

Cello:
Red
Medium Solo:
Red with
Blue
 White with Cranberry Winding Brown
Medium Solo:
Brown with BlueSoloist Cadenza:
Brown with Pink
 White with Cranberry Winding Purple
Medium Solo:
Purple with BlueSoloist Cadenza:
Purple with Pink
 White with Cranberry Winding
Pirastro:
Evah Pirazzi

Platinum:
Light Green




Gold:
Green


 Silver:
Dark Green
 Platinum: Green
with Black Winding
Gold:
Green
Silver:
Dark Green
Black



 Green with
Black
Winding

Pink




 Green with
Black
Winding

Brown






 Green with
Black
Winding

Purple






 Green with
Black
Winding

Pirastro:
Evah Pirazzi Gold

Green


 Yellow Orange


Black


 Yellow Orange with
Black Winding
Pink



 Yellow Orange with 
Black Winding
Gold G: Brown



Silver G:
Yellow Orange
 Yellow Orange with 
Black Winding
Purple


 Yellow Orange with 
Black Winding
Pirastro:
Eudoxa


Green


 Purple

Black
 White with
Purple Winding

Pink
 White with 
Purple Winding

Brown
 White with 
Purple Winding

Purple
 White with 
Purple Winding
Pirastro: Flexocor
Green

Red
 

Black
 Red with
Yellow Winding

Pink
 Red with 
Yellow Winding

Brown
 Red with 
Yellow Winding

Purple
 Red with 
Yellow Winding
Pirastro:
Gold Label
Wondertone

Green

Yellow

Black

White with
Yellow Winding
Pink

 White with 
Yellow Winding
Brown

White with 
Yellow Winding 
Purple

 White with 
Yellow Winding
Pirastro: Obligato

Green

 Black

Black

Red with
Black Winding

Pink
Red with
Black Winding

Brown
Red with
Black Winding 

Purple
Red with
Black Winding
Pirastro: Passione

Green


Brown


 
Black


White with
Brown Winding
Pink


White with
Brown Winding
Brown


 White with
Brown Winding
Purple


White with
Brown Winding
Pirastro: Piranito

Green
Blue  Black  Blue Red Blue  Brown  Blue Purple Blue
Pirastro: Synoxa Green

 Pink 

Black

White with 
Pink Winding
Red

White with 
Pink Winding
Brown

White with 
Pink Winding 
Purple

White with 
Pink Winding
Pirastro: Tonica

Green

Red

Black

White with
Red Winding
Pink

White with 
Red Winding
Brown

White with 
Red Winding
Purple

White with 
Red Winding
Pirastro: Violino


Green

 Blue

Black

Blue with
Black Winding
Pink

Blue with
Black Winding
Brown

 Blue with
Black Winding
   
Prim

Purple    Green  Purple  Green Green
 
 Green Red   Green  Blue  Green
Super
Sensitive: Octava
Red

 Blue

 Blue

Blue with
Black Winding
 Gray

Blue with
Black Winding
Red

 
Blue with
Black Winding
 Black

Blue with
Black Winding
Super 
Sensitive:
Red Label Pearl
 Red

 Red

Blue

Red with
White Winding 
Gray

 
 Red with
White Winding
 Red

Red with
White Winding
 Black

 Red with
White Winding
Super 
Sensitive:
Red Label 
 Red  Red   Blue  Red  Gray  Red Red   Red  Black  Red
Thomastik
Infeld:
Alphayue

 Gray   Blue    Gray   Blue   Gray  Green  Gray   Yellow- Violin

Orange-Viola/Cello
Gray   Red
Thomastik
Infeld: Dominant

Purple   Purple Purple   Blue Purple   Green Purple   Yellow  Purple  Red
Thomastik
Infeld: Dominant Pro
 
Steel Blue  Black
Grey
  Black
Purple
  Black
Black
  Black
   
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Infeld Blue

 Blue   Blue  Blue   Blue  Blue  Green Blue   Yellow    
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Infeld Red

Blue   Red  Red    Blue Red   Green Red  Yellow    
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Rondo
Orange  Red Orange    Blue Orange  Green Orange  Yellow    
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Peter Infeld
(PI)

Tin:
Green
Gold:
Purple
Platinum:
Orange 
 Purple Blue   Purple Green   Purple Yellow   Purple  Red  Purple
Thomastik Infeld:
TI (Luthier Exclusive.
Available for purchase in-
store only.)
Black  Orange  Blue  Orange  (Bluish) Green
AluminumDark Green
(Silver Wound)
 Orange Yellow  Orange    
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Spirit
 Red   Gray  Blue   Gray  Green  Gray  Orange  Gray  Purple  Gray
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Spirocore


Red    Red  Red   Red Red    Red Red   Red  Red    Red
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Vision

  Orange  Green   Blue   Green  Green  Green   Orange  Green Red   Green
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Vision Solo

Orange 
with 
Brown 
Band 



Green 
Blue
with 
Brown 
Band  
 


Green
Green
with 
Brown 
Band
 


Green
Orange
with 
Brown 
Band  
 


Green
Red
with 
Brown 
Band  
 


Green
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Vision
Titanium Orchestra

 Orange 
with 
Green
Band



Green 
Blue 
with 
Green
Band  
 


Green
 Green 
with 
Green
Band 
 


Green
 Orange 
with 
Green
Band 
 


Green
   
Thomastik 
Infeld: 
Vision

Titanium
Solo

 Orange 
with 
Black
Band



Green 
 Blue 
with 
Black
Band
 


Green
 Green 
with 
Black
Band
 


Green
  Orange 
with 
Black
Band
 


Green
   
Warchal:
Amber

Yellow - Violin

 
 White with
Brown Band


Blue -  Violin


Yellow - Viola & Cello 
 White with 
Brown Winding


Green - Violin


Blue - Viola & Cello
 
 White with 
Brown Winding

 
Maroon -Violin


Green - Viola & Cello
 
 White with 
Brown Winding

 

Maroon

 
   White with 
Brown Winding
Warchal:
Brilliant
Yellow


 Blue with
Black Band
Silver Ball
Blue 


Blue with 
Black Winding
Silver Ball
Green


Blue with 
Black Winding
Silver Ball
Red


Blue with 
Black Winding
Silver Ball
   
Warchal:
Brilliant
Vintage

Yellow

Blue with 
Black Band
Black Ball

Blue 

Blue with 
Black Winding
Black Ball 

Green



Blue with 
Black Winding
Black Ball

Red

Blue with 
Black Winding
Black Ball
   
Warchal:
Karneol

Yellow



Maroon with
Black Band
(Bronze Ball)

Blue 



Maroon with
Black Band
(Bronze Ball)

Green



Maroon with
Black Band
(Bronze Ball)

Red



 Maroon with
Black Band
(Bronze Ball)

   
Warchal:
Russian Style


  Blue 


 Maroon with
Black Band
(Silver Ball)
           
Warchal:
Timbre
(Luthier Exclusive.
Available for purchase in-
store only.)
    Blue 

 White with 
Gray WindingWhite with
Gray Band
Green

 White with 
Gray Winding
Dark Red

 White with 
Gray Winding