Warchal Karneol violin strings


A warm and soft sound, complemented by a good projection.


Warchal Karneol violin strings are made from a synthetic perlon core. Of a modern design, they imitate the sensations of gut strings through their sound and feel. Thus, the synthetic strings produce a warm and velvet-like sound.


Sound colour

Warm and balanced



Quite powerful





Warchal Karneol violin strings features

Karneol, or carnelian in English, is the name given to the brownish-red semi-precious gemstone. A colour that evokes fire – perhaps to illustrate the incredible warmth of the sound.

First of all, Warchal‘s Karneol strings offer a high-quality synthetic core. Different metals, such as silver or hydronalium, are then wound onto them. Speaking of, hydronalium is an alloy of aluminium and magnesium which is super resistant to corrosion. Perfect for violinists whose sweat is corrosive.

They offer a richer and warmer sound than their sister Ametyst, and have a great projection despite their soft tension. They are also very stable and reach their full sound potential over a few days.

Finally, according to Warchal policy, the set of strings is only available in one option of tension. Thus, you won’t have to ponder over which one to get because this set will suit most violins. However, I suggest you to take your string individually, whether it is for a mix or replacement. Each set is also available with a E-string ending as a ball or a loop to fit your adjusters.



Summary table of strings

String Core Winding Tension (kg)
E Steel 8,2
A Synthetic Hydronalium 5,6
D Synthetic Hydronalium / Silver 4,4
G Synthetic Steel / Silver 4,4

Tension has been converted in kg according to a measure in newton conducted on a string length of 326mm tuned in A 440hz



My review on Warchal Karneol violin strings

If a musician wishes a soft and warm sound, they should choose Karneol strings. Indeed, these strings are incredibly well-balanced and responsive to bow strokes with no effort. They also sound super warm compared to other synthetic strings. They can be used successfully to compensate a piercing violin.

Finally, these strings will perfectly fit any type of instruments, even the most fragiles, thanks to their soft tension.


  • A lot of warmth
  • Great responsiveness to bow strokes
  • Eco-friendly as it is recycled by Warchal (by the way, I buy your strings as gift coupons).


  • They might seem slightly stiffer and thicker than normal to touch



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More details

Weight 25 g

A, D, E, G, String set (4)



String type




E string

Ball-end, Loop-end


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Each order must be fully paid before delivery. As of now, here are the available payment options:

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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 by tracked letter will be sent in a Bow class. This will be the case for chin straps, for example.

Countries outside the European Union may apply customs duties. 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 doubts or questions.

Deliveries of strings and accessories under 3 centimeters are made in registered mail format and are therefore sent by the Post Office. Whether it is for national or international delivery. This is a simple and efficient way to have your order delivered to your home.

For larger accessories and instruments, I use the Chronopost or TNT solutions. A tracked shipment that will be delivered directly to your home or to a relay point, as you prefer, in this case tell me when you order.

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 France, the transporters may be different 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 which are not in Europe, in world zone 1 and DOM-TOM.

Returns and exchanges

You have 14 days from the date of delivery to withdraw. You must return all the items within 30 days of delivery, with the return form and your receipt as proof of purchase. Refund or exchange can only take place upon receipt of the items.

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