Warchal Announces New 'Timbre' Viola String Set

March 22, 2023, 12:39 PM · On Monday Warchal Strings announced a new set of viola strings, Warchal Timbre for viola.

Warchal Timbre viola strings

The new Warchal Timbre viola set follows from the success of its Warchal Timbre violin set.

"This premium quality string set is the best that Warchal have made so far," said Bohdan Warchal.

"At the heart of these synthetic core strings is Warchal's advanced W-CoreĀ® formula. Timbre was developed in order to achieve a real gut-like sound and feeling, but without the tuning instabilities associated with natural gut," Warchal said. "The gut-like sound means that Timbre strings reveal the natural beauty of your instrument's tone without imposing an artificial metallic or synthetic character. The gut-like feel gives the quickest possible response in all dynamics."

The strings have a break-in time of only 15 minutes, according to the description on their website.

The Timbre Viola A string is wound with hydronalium. The D, G and C strings are wound with pure silver. An alternative metal A string is in development.

The Timbre strings can be purchased primarily from luthiers, and for a limited time, from Warchal's online E-Shop.

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March 22, 2023 at 07:12 PM · Yawn. Thanks for posting this, Laurie, but it is hard for me to get excited any more about new strings.

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