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Q&A: With SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian - Violin E Strings

Posted by Staff Writer on Jan 18, 2017 11:04:55 AM

The advent, or rather the evolution of the steel violin e-string over a century ago brought violinists to new heights in their playing. The stablity and thinness of a steel wire allowed for greater brilliance, intonation, and speed. However, with the loss of gut's sweetness and warmth, further refining and improving the capabilities and characteristics of steel E strings is still an endless pursuit of string makers today. More than just a simple steel wire, the full composition and manufacturing method of steel strings involves trade secrets, precious metals, and very high tolerances! The nuances of response, feel, tension, and volume make choosing the right E-string an adventageous feat for musicians today. We sat down with SHAR CEO, Charles Avsharian, to discuss E-Strings for violinists.

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Topics: Violin, SHAR, Strings, Charles Avsharian

Investment Grade Violins at SHAR USA and China

Posted by Charles Avsharian on Nov 25, 2015 2:27:36 PM

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Topics: Violin, Viola, SHAR, Cello, China, In Home Trial, Charles Avsharian, Bass, SHAR Ann Arbor

"A Tale of Three Violinists" by Arnold Steinhardt

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 14, 2013 1:36:00 PM

The Guarneir String Quartet (photo by Erwin Fischer) and Charles Avsharian

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Topics: Arnold Steinhardt, Charles Avsharian

"Jascha" by Arnold Steinhardt, Introduced by Charles Avsharian

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 10, 2013 1:48:00 PM

The Guarneri String Quartet (photo by Erwin Fischer) and Charles Avsharian

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Topics: Arnold Steinhardt, Charles Avsharian, Jascha Heifetz

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