5-string Violins

Who needs a 5-string violin?

  • Violinists or fiddlers who love the low, rich tone of the viola C string.
  • Violists who are also comfortable with the violin scale length, and want to keep that C string and add the brightness and range of the violin E string.
  • Teachers / instructors may want a violin and viola on hand to play certain passages for their students. A 5-string enables one to play violin, viola, and even cello parts (an octave higher than written, unless combined with an octave pedal!).
  • Improvisers -- expand your limits by expanding your range!

Click here to read our article 'Transitioning From a 4-string to a 5-string Violin (and Back)'

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