Il Cannone Violin E
Il Cannone Violin A
Il Cannone Violin D
Il Cannone Violin G

Introducing Il Cannone® for Violin

Available Now in Medium and Soloist Editions both as Packaged Sets or as Individual Strings

Rusanda Panfili
Il Cannone for Violin

‘It’s the perfect string for a powerful soloist who needs that extra kick of sound.’

New from Larsen Strings

The Il Cannone celebrates Paganini’s legacy with what we believe to be a truly revolutionary sound.

In the design and development process here at Larsen we always aim to produce the exceptional but it is only during the testing and trial process with hands-on musicians that we can truly know for certain. And we would seem to have succeeded. The feedback from musicians has confirmed that playability and feel on the fingerboard is excellent with a good resistance to the bow. Descriptions of the sound that our Il Cannone sets deliver include:

Il Cannone String Packet

Noble and powerful. A biting tone with real punch. Highly colourful with many intricate harmonics. Clear. Open. Brilliant. A very fast and easy response especially in spicatto.

Designed to bring out the best in your violin, Il Cannone individual strings and sets are available as two versions. The Medium variant has a more moderate tension with an open, colourful, projecting, richer and powerful sound whilst the Soloist brings a fuller tone, with even more presence and focus.

The Il Cannone E string is made using a unique carbon steel, while the A, D and G strings build on a new, synthetic multi-filament core. The A string is wound with precision rolled aluminium flat wire and the D and G strings are wound with pure silver.

Il Cannone Soloist E
Il Cannone Soloist A
Il Cannone Soloist D
Il Cannone Soloist G
Dedicated to the Artists
Il Cannone® Medium

Ball Type. Tail & Peg End Silk Colours

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E-I-Mi.  Ball or Loop Option.  7.7kg/17.0lbs

A-II-La. 5.5kg/12.1lbs

D-III-Re. 4.8kg/10.6lbs

G-IV-Sol. 4.6kg/10.1lbs

Reference pitch frequency: 440 Hz/Free vibrating length: 325 mm

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Il Cannone® Soloist

Ball Type. Tail & Peg End Silk Colours

E-I-Mi.  Ball or Loop Option. 8.4kg/18.5lbs

A-II-La. 6.0kg/13.2lbs

D-III-Re. 5.1kg/11.2lbs

G-IV-Sol. 5.0kg/11.0lbs

Reference pitch frequency: 440 Hz/Free vibrating length: 325 mm

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Il Cannone® PDF Information

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Larsen Violin Sound Compass

Violin Sound Compass

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Laurits Th Larsen, Founder & Director

Laurits Th. Larsen.

Our Journey with ‘Il Cannone’.

Much of our string development process has always been actively ‘hands-on’ with musicians both here at Sønderborg and across Europe. Trialling and testing new strings with the direct feedback and input supplied by players…

Rusanda Panfili Presents Il Cannone® for Violin

In some segments of the video Rusanda plays the final prototypes used in the evolution of Il Cannone although with a different peg end silk winding to the version launched. Our thanks go to Rusanda not only for the production of this video but also for her kind assistance in the development process.

Some Background Notes

'Il Cannone' & Niccolò Paganini

The Violin
The ‘Il Cannone’ Guarnerius violin, 1743, was made by Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ of Cremona (1698–1744).
The violin acquired its name from the former owner and virtuoso Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840). Il Cannone is known for its resonance and power and is so deeply associated with Paganini that the violin is often known as simply Il Cannone, ex-Paganini.

The Virtuoso
Niccolò Paganini’s exceptional virtuoso talent and his remarkable dexterity and flexibility accorded him an almost mythical and rather mystical reputation during his lifetime.
Paganini possessed unusually long fingers and was capable of playing three octaves across four strings in one hand span. His talent was viewed as so extraordinary, verging on the unnatural, that he was seen as having associations with the supernatural. Something that he apparently did nothing to discourage given the publicity and notoriety that he was subsequently rewarded with.

‘Dedicated to the Artists’ was Paganini’s own dedication accompanying the release of his 24 Caprices for Violin (1820).

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Direct Links to the Full Range of Larsen Strings

Original Violin E

Virtuoso Violin

Tzigane D Violin

Il Cannone Violin G

Original Viola A

Larsen Virtuoso Viola D

Cello Original

Cello Soloist

Magnacore Cello G

Magnacore Arioso C

Crown Strings

Fractional Cello

Aiming for Sustainable Solutions

We are participating in Project ZEROThe entire Sonderborg area is involved in the vision of creating a COneutral growth area before 2029. Larsen Strings has been awarded Silver Certification.

Our aim is to work toward sustainable solutions at Larsen Strings.  As a company we have chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines.

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Larsen Strings A/S has chosen to support the environment by upgrading to the CO2 neutral energy plan ‘Medvind’ as supplied by SE’s Danish Land Wind Turbines. Awarded Silver Certification as a corporate participant in Project ZERO (Sønderborg).

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