The Dahlia 5-String

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.

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

Have a listen...

Audio clips recorded in Gary's Warehouse Studio showcase the acoustic and amplified tone of his redesigned Dahlia 5-String. Learn more about our audio clip recording methods…


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $199

Video: Artists playing the AES Dahlia 5 Violin