When Pirastro introduced Obligato, it was found to be one of the more exciting professional-quality strings on the market – with a price tag to match, but with the quality to justify it. Of all the synthetic-core strings, the Obligato comes the closest to sounding like a gut-core string, especially Pirastro’s own Eudoxa. Obligatos however, respond more quickly and are slightly more brilliant, though the overall quality is one of warmth and richness. If your instrument works well with Eudoxas, you may well want to try the Obligatos. There are Gold E’s available.
They are increasingly popular with professional and advanced student cellists who want a warm sound and a lower-tension string.
(Available for violin, viola, cello, and 1/2-3/4 violin.)