D’Addario Ascente Violin Strings: Everything You Need to Know

D’Addario has been producing strings for a multitude of instruments for generations. Over that time they have built a stellar reputation as innovators in string technology, working directly with players to continually improve their offerings. This commitment to excellence has resulted in Ascenté, an incredibly sophisticated, yet affordable series of strings. Made in the U.S.A., the D’Addario Ascenté Series Violin Strings are perfect for students looking for a way to advance their performance skills. Their resistance, easy adjustment to a new violin, and reasonable price make them well suited for any violin student, allowing them to continue to progress on their musical journey.

Synthetic Core Strings

Like other synthetic core strings, the Ascenté Series gives students an excellent feel. However, Ascenté sets itself apart by providing a wider tonal palette. Ascenté strings are also extremely durable and are able to deliver a consistent performance even after heavy use. The rounded tone of these strings is coupled with a warmer sound than other strings that are sold at a similar price point to Ascenté.

Resilient Against the Elements

Ascenté Strings come in specially designed, sealed pouches to ensure you will be able to use strings that have been protected from the elements and that will keep their quality from the factory to your instrument. The A string is wrapped in a wound, fortified layer of aluminum for extra durability, The E string is made of tinned carbon steel;  while the D and G strings are both made with monel metal. Monel is a predominantly nickel-copper alloy containing small amounts of other metals including iron, manganese, carbon, and silicon, making it stronger and giving it anti-corrosive properties. This metal is so resilient against environmental changes that it’s also used in boat propellers.

Settle Faster, Stay in Tune Longer

Typically, you need quite some time to break in new strings on any instrument, and must constantly adjust and retune them until they finally acclimate. Ascenté Series strings settle in much faster and stay in tune longer, so you can spend less time fixing repeated string issues or worrying about your violin going out of tune in the middle of playing. D’Addario wants you to focus on your music, technique, and elevating your skills to the next level.


  • Synthetic core strings
  • More rounded and wider tone with warmer sound than other entry level strings
  • E string made of tinned carbon steel
  • A string with fortified layer of aluminum
  • D and G strings made of anti-corrosive monel metal
  • Settle in faster, stay in tune longer
  • Durable and resistant to environmental elements
  • Excellent choice for beginning violinists who want to advance their skills
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Tiffany Williams started her musical journey at the age of 7 when she learned to play the keyboard. By the 6th grade the viola became her passion, and she played in her middle and high school string and symphonic orchestras, pit orchestra, and Chamber Ensemble. She has participated in multiple music events and festivals including Music in the Parks and NYSSMA (levels 5/6), and was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. In college she played in the string orchestra and was selected to play in the Binghamton Symphonic Orchestra. As a member of the Binghamton Explorchestra she played, conducted, and had the opportunity to showcase two of her own compositions. Pursuing her musical endeavors, she challenges herself to learning other instruments, and has composed 14 songs which are now copyrighted in the U.S. Library of Congress. She continues to play and compose and is delighted to be a part of the Sam Ash team.