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Mack (steveduf’s daughter) and I are trying to track down a viola string set by color code. All of the strings are green except a red “a” string at the saddle. On the peg end, “c” is purple, “g” is red, “d” is yellow, and “a” is blue. She just got a viola with them, and likes them. If she likes them, I am willing to give them a try.
Thank you in advance.
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This may be the answer for the C, G, and D:
This appears to be an older D'Addario string color chart; I believe the colors on this chart are accurate for old Zyex strings prior to their reformulation several years ago.
Note that short-scale viola Prelude strings from that time had greenish tailpiece end silks rather than the blue that is now seen on color charts. I would conclude that the C, G, and D strings are D'Addario Prelude strings dating from before the change in tailpiece-end silk colors.