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5-String Acoustic Electric Violins
from master luthier Gary Bartig

Our 5-string violins offer more than expanded range and versatility...

Five string violins offer depth of tone, expanded range, and great versatility for jazz, Celtic, bluegrass, folk - any style of music where improvisation is valued. However, they're often considered difficult to play because of the closer string spacing.

The perfect melding of technology and craftsmanship...

With our wider necks, we give you standard string spacing. Plus each 5-string violin from Acoustic Electric Strings gives you the great look and tone of an acoustic violin, with the added versatility of Gary's lightweight internal pickup for your amplified needs.

Our acoustic electric 5-strings are ideal for string teachers: Instruct violin, viola and even cello students and — thanks to our internal pickup — go right to a gig, while leaving your priceless instrument at home.

 AES London 5-String AES Dahlia 5-String

Work with a luthier who
understands your needs and requirements...

All our instruments are set up by luthier Gary E. Bartig in our Minneapolis shop. If you have special setup requirements, Gary will work with you to meet your needs. Call him at 800-741-3045.

Each five-string comes with a case and may be purchased with or without Gary's lightweight, internal pickup.

Audio clip innovation...

Audio clips on each instrument page allow you to judge the quality of tone, both with and without the pickup.

Learn more:

  • London5 – $2199 — enthusiastically endorsed by Darol Anger...
  • Dahlia5 – $2699 — the crème de la crème of 5-strings from Acoustic Electric Strings...

Questions? Call Gary at 800-741-3045.