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Dahlia 5 String Violin

Newly redesigned...

Following the HUGE success of our London 5-string, Gary has updated the look, feel, and sound of the Dahlia5. This redesign of our ever popular Dahlia 5-string is the newest addition to our line of world-class 5 string violins.

Now featuring a highly figured one-piece back and close-grain spruce top made from the finest woods - air dried a minimum of 5 years - our new Dahlia5 is antiqued for the look of an old-world Cremona classic, with hand applied oil varnish of the highest quality.

The nut width measures 26mm to provide the standard string-to-string spacing of a 4 string violin, but the neck is slimmer for a more comfortable feel.

Full and powerful...

The tone of the new Dahlia5 offers a more powerful high register while maintaining a big, full C string tone. The string-to-string balance is obscenely even. Our new Dahlia 5-string is designed for the highly trained player who can focus and control the power of this new model.

Add Gary's lightweight internal pickup system and your Dahlia5 has all the versatility for your amplified needs as well.

Have a listen...

Audio clips recorded in Gary's Warehouse Studio showcase the acoustic and amplified tone of his redesigned Dahlia 5-String.

Pickup only - Old Dangerfield excerpt Pickup only - Old Dangerfield excerpt
Mic only - Invention #8 excerpt Mic only - Invention #8 excerpt

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Dahlia 5-String Headstock

Dahlia 5-String Front View

Dahlia 5-String Detail Showing Side Jack

Dahlia 5-String Back View

Dahlia 5-String with Gary's lightweight internal pickup: . . . . . .$2759
(Case included; bow not included; free shipping within continental US.)

Dahlia 5-String without pickup:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2359
(Case included; bow not included; free shipping within continental US.)

Optional Accessories:
L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI Preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $189

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...

This instrument is 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.

Questions? Call Gary at 800-741-3045.

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

Dahlia 5-String details...

Top: Hand-Graduated Spruce
Back: One-Piece Hand-Graduated Curly Maple
Neck: Rock Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bassbar: Spruce, Hand Fit
Soundpost: Spruce, Hand Fit
Bridge: Maple, Despiau
Strings: D'Addario Zyex (medium tension) for E A D G,
     with a D'Addario Kaplan 3/4 (or short scale) viola C, also medium tension
Tailpiece: Wittner Adjustable
Vibrating String Length: 329mm
Width at the Nut: 26mm
Body Length: 360mm
Neck Length: 130mm
Total Length: 608mm
Lightweight Internal Pickup: No external knobs or
      wires, and no affect on the acoustic tone
Case Included; Bow Not Included; Free Shipping within Continental US


Master luthier Gary E. Bartig
understands your special setup needs...

Every violin is 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 Kip Jones.
Learn more about our audio clip recording methods.