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Wood Violins 5-string fretted Viper, Emerald City Quilt with Barbera pickup

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Special Price $3,450.00 Regular Price $4,830.00

This Emerald City Viper has a gorgeous quilted maple exotic top, finished in darker shades of green than usual, but still certain to provoke envy. Equipped with a Barbera transducer bridge, frets, and gold hardware, this five-string, fretted Viper combines stunning good looks with exceptional amplified tone. The chest support/shoulder strap system will ensure you can rock as long as you want, with a comfort and ease of movement unheard of for violinists.

From Celtic traditional to "Oz"-zy Osbourne, this viridian Viper is ideally equipped to bring down the house. A 5-string fretted model,this Viper has a stunning quilted maple exotic top with a darker rich green sunburst transparent finish. Gold hardware completes the look, perfectly complementing the color of this gorgeous Viper.

5 Strings

Go deeper and richer, and cover more parts. A 5th string adds the viola C to the violin range. The bridge curvature and string spacing on the Viper make it easy to transition from your 4-string acoustic to this 5-string and back.

Viper Support System

The unique Viper support system combines a guitar-style strap with an adjustable locking chest support for a totally hands-free playing experience. The support system replaces the need for a shoulder rest and chin rest and affords you the ability to sing, move, run, jump, clap, interact with the audience…whatever!

Barbera Hybrid Pickup

The Barbera Hybrid pickup bridge integrates separate transducers for each string. Barbara bridges produce exceptional tone with strong, balanced output. Great for "clean" acoustic styles, and ideal for use with high-gain effects or in high-volume settings.


Frets are intended to help ensure that violinists playing in loud environments (e.g. rock band with guitar and drums) can play in tune even when they can’t hear themselves particularly well. Frets also give the fingerboard a visual component that some players find creatively helpful and assist in transposing finger patterns into different keys.

Wood Violins standard frets are what we call “locator” frets, because they provide a visual and tactile means of locating a pitch on the fingerboard but, unlike guitar-style frets, they are somewhat flattened and do not “break” the string. Therefore, you place finger on top of the fret to play in tune. This clever design also means that vibrato and glissando are not inhibited by the raised fret. Mark Wood’s patented dot pattern aids in finding 5th, Octave, 12th and other important positions on the fretboard.


  • Gold hardware
  • 1/4” output jack located on left wing keeps cable out of the way
  • Padded Viper-shaped gig bag included (we recommend a Viper hard case—sold separately—for maximum protection of your investment)
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Wireless Compatibility Line 6 Relay G10, Line 6 Relay G30
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