The Il Cannone celebrates Paganini’s legacy with what we believe to be a truly revolutionary sound.
In the design and development process, Larsen always aims to produce the exceptional but it is only during the testing and trial process with hands-on musicians that determine the level of success. 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 the Il Cannone sets deliver include:
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 (with removable ball), 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.