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Medallion Strings

Finding great student-level strings for violin, viola and cello at a low price can be challenging. The cheapest strings usually are not comfortable to play and have a subpar sound, while strings with a better sound still cost more than you want to spend.

At Johnson String Instrument, we constantly look for the best products in every price range so you can be confident in your purchase. That is why we are excited for our newest product, Medallion strings: they combine the sound quality and playing comfort you need with the price you want.

Available in either synthetic or steel core, Medallion strings are the perfect solution for student players.

Medallion Strings

Steel Strings

These steel core strings deliver a focused and resonant sound in a student-level string. Their easy, quick response and remarkably powerful and clear sound are perfect for beginning players.


  • Aluminum and magnesium alloys
  • Available in 4/4 - 1/16
  • Each five-string set includes both a loop and ball end E string


  • Ropecore
  • Available in 4/4 - 1/10
Medallion Strings

Synthetic Strings

Synthetic core strings are available for both violin and viola. They feature a rich and complex sound, short break-in time and affordable price.


  • Available in 4/4 - 1/2
  • Each five string 4/4 set includes a wound and steel E string


    Available in Short (11-12”), Medium (13-14”) and Long (15-16.5”)
Medallion Strings

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