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London 4–String Violin

Powerful and focused, warm and mellow...

Expertly set up by Gary for optimal tone and response, our London 4-string offers an exciting combination of exquisite looks and rewarding sound.

With fine wood selection, sophisticated antiquing, and a rich and liquid tone, you'll find the London 4-string is at home in the orchestra, the chamber hall or the practice hall. For the serious player who would rather not mortgage the homestead yet still own a superb violin.

And because our internal pickup accurately amplifies the tone of the instrument in which it is fit, the London offers the most complex amplified tone of any of our 4-string offerings.

Hear the warmth...

Our audio clips – recorded in Gary's Warehouse Studio – showcase the acoustic and amplified tone of the London 4-String.

Pickup only - Telemann excerpt Pickup only - Fantasia No. 10 - Telemann excerpt
Mic only - Telemann excerpt Mic only - Fantasia No. 10 - Telemann excerpt

Pickup only - Heart is True excerpt Pickup only - Heart is True excerpt
Mic only - Heart is True excerpt Mic only - Heart is True excerpt

Pickup only - Honeysuckle Rose excerpt Pickup only - Honeysuckle Rose excerpt
Mic only - Honeysuckle Rose excerpt Mic only - Honeysuckle Rose excerpt

Top value...

London 4-String with Gary's lightweight internal pickup: . . . . . . $1999
(Case included; bow not included; free shipping within continental US.)

The London 4-String without the internal pickup:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1599
(Case included; bow not included; free shipping within continental US.)

Optional Accessories:
L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI Preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $189
Gary's new FiddleJack Mic & Pickup Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $439                                 Special introductory price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$399

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London Front View

London Detail Showing Side Jack

London Back View

Note on International Shipments:
For international orders, please remember that you will be required to pay import duties & taxes (VAT) in addition to the shipping estimate we quote based on your address. Depending on the country, this may add as much as an additional 25% to your final cost.

One week free trial...

Our instruments are available with a one-week free trial period and free shipping anywhere in the continental US (with credit card deposit; US orders only). If you choose not to keep the violin, you pay only for return shipping.

Call Gary at 800-741-3045 to order.

Or email for a Skype Name: AcousticElectricappointment with Gary today!

London 4-String details...

Beautifully Antiqued Spirit Varnish
Lightweight Internal Pickup Does Not Affect Acoustic Tone
No External Knobs or Wires
Top: Aged, Hand Carved Spruce
Back, Sides and Neck: Highly Flamed Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Despiau
Strings: D'Addario Helicore, Medium Tension
Tailpiece: Wittner Adjustable
All Woods Are Aged
Case Included; Bow Not Included; Free Shipping within Continental US

Your complete satisfaction –
our ultimate goal...

All our instruments are set up by luthier Gary E. Bartig in our Minneapolis shop. If you have special setup needs, Gary will work with you to accommodate them. And if you'd like to audition two violins for comparison purposes, just let us know!

Our warranty policy...

Since we do not have control over the environment in which our violins are kept once in our customers’ possession, we are not able to guarantee any wooden parts of the violin. However, we do provide a 5-year warranty on the internal pickup. If your pickup needs repair after the end of the warranty, or if your instrument needs repair at any time, we will be happy to assist or advise on best options.


Audio clips recorded at Warehouse Studio, performed by James Plattes.
Learn more about our audio clip recording methods.


Questions? Call Gary at 800-741-3045.