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Free Il Cannone A Enclosed


Why not experiment with your blend? Try the option of the warm and broad A and compare with the more direct and focused sound of the classic edition.

Warm and Broad or Direct and Focused?

Free to choose. For a limited time we are enclosing an additional, complimentary, Il Cannone A (label on the packet). During the development phase of Il Cannone violin with musicians we identified two trends in terms of player response to the alternative A and would love to hear what you think.

You Decide

One group of violinists adored the directness and focus of the classic Il Cannone A whilst the other group preferred a warmer and broader feel achieved by partnering up Il Cannone with the alternative A. The substitution with the new A also had a noticeable effect upon the overall sound of the Il Cannone E, D & G. Do try both with your set up and let us know your impressions.

Dr. Ing. Thomas Zwieg
Testing Strings with Musicians

Your Perfect Blend

Observations from other violinists that we have worked with over the past year have confirmed around a 50/50 split in player preference. The choice of the ideal string setup is a highly personal matter dependent upon not only the individual violinist but also the specific instrument played.

And so we decided to offer the choice to all violinists who choose Il Cannone. To give musicians the opportunity to experiment with the A option we will be including a complimentary ‘Warm and Broad’ variant A for the next few months with an open invitation to comment and identify a preference.

Braimah Kanneh-Mason

A few months ago we were in London meeting up with the Kanneh-Mason family. Braimah Kanneh-Mason is an accomplished violinist and once again the Il Cannone experiment commenced. Each combination and variation of strings was tested and eventually Braimah’s ideal sound was found:

Il Cannone with the warmer and broader A.

Warm & Broad Free A
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Direct & Focused A

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Warm & Broad A

Peg End Silk

Warm & Broad A

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Let us know what you think…

Once you’ve had a chance to experiment we would welcome your feedback and would love to know your choice. Direct & Focused or Warm & Broad? Please leave a message on our Facebook page and a brief review would be appreciated. 

Renaud Capuçon Il Cannone
Testing Strings with a Musician

We couldn’t do it without you

Much of our string development process is actively ‘hands-on’ with musicians both here at Sønderborg and beyond. Trialling and testing new strings with direct and invaluable feedback provided by players so please do not hesitate to have your say.

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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).