About 1950 Danish cellist Jarl Hansen wanted more from his cello than gut strings could provide. As a member of the Royal Danish Opera Orchestra he became increasingly interested in string quality and sound, and for years he experimented in his spare time – until 1956, when he was ready to start his own company, Jargar Strings.
What Jarl Hansen developed was a steel core based string, wound with thin threads of pure or alloyed metal. These new strings had a warm and brilliant tone and furthermore much greater stability, durability and strength than gut strings. These qualities quickly made Jargar strings highly popular throughout the classical music world and still Jargar provides musicians around the world with handmade, powerful and uniquely responsive strings.
Jargar Violin strings are made of superior quality materials by skilled string makers. The flexible steel core results in a voluminous, well-balanced tone and easy playability. The artist will discover the right features in this versatile string line to produce a distinguished sound for every kind of music.
The G-string is also available with an upper winding of pure silver, which makes the sound more like gut strings. The G Silver Sound for violin is often combined with the normal E, A and D strings as a set to create a warmer and more round sound.
Viola: They are made of a very flexible steel core and they produce a big, powerful, distinct and well-balanced tone. They are easily combined with other brands and especially the A string is often combined with other brands.
The Classic string is made of a flexible steel core which gives it the warm and brilliant Jargar sound. They are the result of nearly 60 years tradition of hand made cello strings developed by a cellist to cellists. The Classic strings produce a warm and powerful tone. Their playability, sound qualities and durability has made them the perfect choice for both amateurs and professionals for nearly 60 years.
The Special strings are built on the long tradition of the Classic A and D strings but they are more powerful than the Classic A string and D string. The secret is in the bigger thickness of the strings which give them more power, volume and brilliance and make them the perfect choice for solo playing, chamber music as well as orchestra playing.
The Superior A and D strings sound warm, round and powerful from the first second after winding up the strings. They are very well balanced and rich in overtones. They both support full forte and deep piano colors and they are very projecting and responsive. Superior strings are perfect for chamber music, orchestral playing and solos. The strings are very long-lasting which make them one of the best price-performance ratio in the market.
Bass: The strings produce a warm, big and well-balanced tone and they have a very good projection on high frequencies. They have a very homogeneous sound in all the bass positions. Harmonic sound is easy to make and the tuning of the strings is very stable. The dolce strings can be tuned for solo playing, while the forte and medium strings can only be used for orchestra tuning which make the strings very versatile in use.