Larsen Il Cannone
The new Larsen Strings Il Cannone cello range has been hailed as a step change in cello string development. Available in two
variants, Direct & Focused and Warm & Broad, all eight strings are mutually compatible and fully interchangeable. By design.
Il Cannone for cello gives you a toolbox of options to choose from to optimise your individual sound. Built upon the powerful
foundations of a rich and expressive core sound, Il Cannone for cello offers you a rich palette of set up combinations.
As a key element of the development process we work with musicians, one on one, testing string prototypes. The responses and
insights gained directly influence the formulation of new designs with the final phase being live performance playing the final
design over many months. World renowned cellists such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Nicolas Altstaedt, Narek Hakhnazaryan and
Jian Wang are currently performing with Il Cannone for cello. During their own personal workshops they found their ideal
strings amongst the same selection that is now available to you.
A ready-made toolbox of string options avoiding the expense and frustration of unreliable trial and error. The cellist can modify
and control the tone of his/her instrument in a way that is easy to predict. The core sound can be blended with any Il Cannone
string combination(s) because all of the options are of a similar moderate tension and engineered to complement one another.
Both C and G strings have steel rope cores and tungsten windings, while both Ds and the ‘warm and broad’ A have solid steel
cores and stainless steel windings. The ‘direct and focused’ A string uses a unique material that is currently being patented.