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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:
No. 1 Universal Violin E


Green
Black with White Winding                        
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
   Blue  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