D’Addario Prelude for Cello


These strings of medium tension are great for most musicians.




The D’Addario Prelude Cello Strings offer a clear sound and excellent bowing response. Their long life and affordable price make them a good choice for learning.

Sound colour





Very bright


Characteristics of the D’Addario Prelude for Cello

D’Addario Prelude cello strings have a pure steel coreand are therefore unaffected by atmospheric changes. They are available in a low price range and have an excellent response under the bow. That’s why they are often recommended to beginners by teachers.

String sets are available in medium tension from size 4/4 to 1/8. It is also possible to order the strings individually for all sizes.


The pros of the D’addario Prelude for Cello

  • They provide a clear sound and an excellent response to the bow.
  • Their price and durability make them a good choice for learning the cello.
  • Due to their design, they are insensitive to variations in humidity or temperature.
D’Addario Prelude for Cello
String Core Winding or plating Tension (kg) (M)
Steel Nickel wound 16,3
Steel Nickel wound 13,6
Steel Nickel wound 13,1
Steel Nickel wound 12,7

The tension in this table is expressed for a vibrating length of 700mm.


Luthier’s opinion on the D’Addario Prelude for cello

The Prelude is a beginner’s string set that is easy to play and easy to learn because of its durability and precise sound. They are also an economical choice due to their affordable price. It is thanks to their pure steel core and the nickel wound used for their winding that they have such a long life.

Although available in sizes from whole (4/4) to eighth (1/8), which is quite rare, they are only available in medium tension. On the other hand, this is not really a problem since it is the most likely choice for a beginner’s instrument, whether it is modern or antique.

I recommend them to young and beginner musicians who have a limited budget but would like to enjoy a reliable product that will accompany them for a long time in the learning of their instrument.


More details

  • The strings are packed in closed bags to prevent any type of corrosion
  • All D’Addario strings are designed and manufactured in the USA.


To learn more about strings

More details


1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 3/4, 4/4

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Payment and shipping

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Payment options

Each order must be paid in full before it is shipped. We currently accept the following forms of payment:

  • Card (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
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Delivery costs
Tracked letter Bow* Violin and Viola       Cello
France Free Free Free Free
DOM-TOM 7,00€ 20,00€ 25,00€ On request
Europe 7,00€ 17,00€ 25,00€ On request
World zone 1 7,00€ 25,00€ 30,00€ On request
World zone 2 7,00€ 30,00€ 60,00€ On request

*Large accessories that cannot be sent in a tracked letter format will be sent in the same class packaging as bows. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply a customs tax. Additional charges may apply depending on the content of the package. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the customs office in your country if you have any questions or concerns.

Deliveries for strings and accessories that measure under 3 cm are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the French Post Office. This applies both to national and international deliveries. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order shipped to you directly.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment can either be delivered directly to your home or to a pick-up location, depending on your preference, which you will be asked to specify at checkout.

I generally ship orders between 1 and 4 working days. However, in exceptional circumstances, such as when travelling, I may not be able to meet these deadlines. In this case I will inform you as soon as possible.

For shipments outside of France, transporters may differ depending on the daily quotation.

DOM-TOM : Guadeloupe – Martinique – Guyana – Mayotte – Reunion – Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Saint Barthélemy – Saint Martin.

World zone 1: Albania – Andorra – Armenia – Belarus – Bosnia – Georgia – Gibraltar – Guernsey – Canary Islands – Faroe Islands – Iceland – Jersey – Macedonia – Moldova – Montenegro – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Turkey – Ukraine – Vatican.

World zone 2: All other countries outside of Europe, DOM-TOM and world zone 1 territories.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to make a return or exchange. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt of purchase included. Returns and exchanges will be refused if the return form and receipt are not included.

If you have any questions regarding payment or delivery, please contact me directly.