Acoustic Electric Strings (AES) is the creative inspiration of Gary E. Bartig, designer of the Eminence Portable Upright Bass, and the Dahlia 5-String Acoustic Violin, from G. Edward Lutherie.
After 8+ years working to design the optimal electric violin, it's clear that the best sounding electric violin is an amplified acoustic violin. Our custom internal pickup FAITHFULLY AMPLIFIES the acoustic tone of each violin WITHOUT ALTERING its acoustic tone. It's the best of both worlds!
Audio clips on each instrument page allow you to judge the quality of tone, both with and without the pickup. All models are also available without a pickup.
The violins we offer are selected from manufacturers the world over for their superior tone, workmanship, woods, and value. Once here in our Minneapolis, Minnesota shop, Gary removes the top from each violin and installs his custom internal pickup. The result is an affordable amplified acoustic violin that serves both the student and the professional player.
All models are also available without a pickup.