Touch . Play . Enjoy . Hear
Warchal strings are very good indeed. High quality materials, good feel under the fingers, and exceptional sound all combine to give the player a rewarding and enjoyable experience. If you have spent time online reading through the bowed string forums sites, you will be aware of the excitement being generated by this high quality string company from Slovakia.
Of course, as a muscian what you hear "under the ear" is not always what your audience will hear, so you need to bear this in mind with strings. A string that is designed to give good projection may sound a little bright under the ear but be perfect for your audience who are at a distance.
|The Revolutionary New AMBER E String and new Amber Set from Warchal||
An innovative new string which has an astonishingly warm sound, no metallic overtones and doesn't whistle. Made from
a special alloy and with a revolutionary new spiral design to increase longitudinal elasticity, this E string seems to solve all of the problems found in conventional E strings.
Available in ball or loop end. A version for integrated tailpieces will be available soon. The complete Amber set is now available.
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|Metal A string for cello called PROTOTYPE||This string was originally developed as an alternative to the current 'A' string for the Brilliant cello set. Warchal had been concerned that the synthetic 'A' string might be too fragile. However they solved the issue of the synthetic string durability and the metal core version started to take on a life of its own. It was tested by many players worldwide and the results were unexpectedly good. They therefore decided to add it to the range as a separate string.|
|The Russian Style A String for Violin||The Russian Style violin A string (metal) gives you a seamless and mellow switch between the alto and soprano registers, excellent response and incredible durability. Can be combined with all of the Warchal string sets.|
Brilliant and Brilliant Vintage for Violin, Viola and Cello
BRILLIANT offer concert-hall projection, luxurious and rich tonal complexity, as well as superior durability and responsiveness. Read more...
Created for antique violins. BRILLIANT VINTAGE strings offer the tonal characteristics of Brilliants, but with exceptional playability and response for antique violins. Read more...
Karneol - for Violin and Viola
KARNEOLHigh Quality synthetic core strings have a warm character and suit most instruments. These strings make playing feel easy. Read more...
Ametyst - for Violin - available in sizes 1/8 - 4/4
AMETYST High Quality synthetic core strings. Ametyst strings offer a pure and focused sound which is brighter than Karneol. Read more...
Nefrit - for Violin
The NEFRIT strings provide superior quality for their modest price. Ideal for electric violins using a band pick up system or for those who like to use heavy bow pressure. Read more...
String Tension details are now available for Warchal Strings. If you would like to compare the tensions of Warchal strings then you can see data and details HERE
WARCHAL goes green Warchal Strings have now published details of their recycling scheme for strings. Full details can be found HERE . Register to join the world's first recycling scheme for strings.
WARCHAL strings utilize the experience of two generations of violinists. In 1960, Bohdan Warchal, an outstanding violinist, established the Slovak Chamber Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra developed into a distinguished ensemble and gained worldwide recognition. Warchal and his orchestra gave almost 2500 concerts in all of Europe, as well as in the USA, South America, Australia, China, Korea and Japan. During his 40 years of directing the orchestra, he produced more than 150 records and CDs. Bohdan Warchal also taught at several universities in Central Europe. He had a very specific relationship to sound, which was inherited by his son, Bohdan Warchal, Jr.
Bohdan Warchal, Jr., graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 1989, he has been a member and later the concertmaster of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra. He is pedagogically active in the Conservatory and the Academy of Musical Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia, and is the author of the book "The Natural Way of Playing the Violin." As a violinist, he has been searching for an ideal instrument, the bow but also the musical instrument strings. He has always been captivated by the world of sound and the production of instruments. Within a short period of time, he managed to constitute a team of experts from Slovakia and from abroad, and to start research. In 2003, he established the company WARCHAL, whose ambition is to produce strings of the highest quality. He currently coordinates research in the company's sound laboratory.
Even though we have put in thousands of hours of work and developed strings that have met with great interest, we are still only at the beginning. Our mission reaches much farther.