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Violin Octet Family

Octet New Violin Family
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For nearly 40 years, Super-Sensitive has proudly manufactured strings for the Violin Octet family.

In the late ‘60s, Carleen Hutchins and Super-Sensitive President, John Cavanaugh, first began crafting these strings to help complete the Octet line of instruments. The pair, along with a handful of Catgut acoustical Society assistants, precisely designed Super-Sensitive’s Octet series, following the scaling theory and acoustic principles created by Hutchins and the society.

Their goal was to create a readily accessible string that best imitated the pure and traditional sound of gut core. To achieve this, Cavanaugh suggested utilizing Perlon, a low tension, synthetic imitation of gut. Perlon was just beginning to gain promise from many American and European craftsmen, as the primary professional core. additionally, its stable and nearly weather resistant nature made Perlon the optimal choice for the Octet series.

Today, the result of their effort is a full scope of Super-Sensitive Violin Octet strings that are gut-like and truly achieve superb tonal balance throughout the range of the Violin Octet family.

This link is an excellent resource for questions regarding the New Familly Violin.

See available Sizes and Gauges in the Table below.

 

Treble Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5107 SET
Treble Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5117 e
5127 a
5137 d
5147 g
Soprano Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5207 SET
Soprano Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5217 a
5227 d
5237 g
5247 c
Mezzo Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5307 SET
Mezzo Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5317 a
5327 d
5337 g
5347 c
alto Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5407 SET
alto Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5417 a
5427 d
5437 g
5447 c
5447ST c
Tenor Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5507 SET
Tenor Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5517 e
5527 a
5537 d
5547 G
Baritone Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5607 SET
Baritone Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5617 a
5627 d
5637 G
5647 C
contrabass Violin Set
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5807 SET
contrabass Violin Single Strings
 Model Number Strings Make Size Gauge Tension
5817 G
5827 D
5837 A
5847 E

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