D’Addario cello strings deliver powerful tone, with beautiful nuance in every note. From beginner offerings like Prelude to standards like Pro-Arté and premium options like Helicore, we’ve got the right cello strings for every player.
"I play on Kaplan strings because they are reliable and feel good as soon as they go onto the instrument. They give me a neutral canvas that allows my cello to speak and gives me freedom to traverse multiple genres seamlessly."
"I use D'addario Helicore strings for cello because they have the balance of a warm sound found by softer core strings along with the durability and bite of a metal wound string. It works great under all conditions whether played pizzicato, with a bow or through a fully heated amplifier!"
"I use Kaplan strings on my 1844 J.F. Pressenda cello. They provide the best qualities of a modern string: Durability, projection, ease of response, and variety in color."
"I love the warmth and clarity of this string - it works for all different types of music, and lets me express who I am! Thanks D'Addario!"
The strings on a cello are C, G, D, and A, in order from lowest to highest.
The cello has four strings.
Most cello strings fall into one of three categories: gut, synthetic, and steel. The earliest known orchestral strings were made from “gut,” or the small intestines of cows or sheep. Today, it’s more common for cello strings to be made from steel or a synthetic (often nylon) blend of fibers.