D’Addario is widely known as one of the finest string designers in the world. Whatever stringed instrument you play, there’s a very good chance they have the perfect set for you. If you’re a violinist looking for a new set of strings, you may have heard of the Prelude, Ascente, and Helicore line of strings but may not know what makes each string different.


D’Addario Prelude

  • Solid steel core
  • Nice round quality
  • Great for beginners who need inexpensive straightforward strings with a clear sound

D’Addario Ascente

  • Synthetic core
  • Rounder and richer
  • Designed to last a long time
  • Wider variety of sounds when playing

D’Addario Helicore

  • Stranded, steel core
  • Similar to prelude by being durable and stable
  • Very flexible for easy playing

Great for folk, fiddle, bluegrass, chord playing, electric violins