D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin
D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin
Comes with a high-end "5-ply" case; however you must acquire a suitable bow. This instrument can be played with a high-quality violin bow; however, many players will prefer a viola bow. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the choice of the right bow for you or anything else about this really cool instrument.
Our email is don@DonRickertDesign.com and phone number is (706) 896-0909. You can also use the "Contact" link on this page.
The D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin is one of two new 5-string violins introduced by D. Rickert Musical Instruments. The other new 5-string is the D. Rickert Fat Strad III 5-String Violin. Both instruments are descendants of our extremely popular Fat Strad Deux Mezzo Viola, which we introduced in 2013. The D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin is one of the most powerful and sonorous 5-string violins on the market.
Purpose-Built 5-string Violin
Many of the 5-string violins on the market today, especially those in the budget price range, are simply regular violins with 5th tuning peg. On the typical 5-string violin, the strings are spaced too closely at the nut as well as the bridge. This causes BOTH left hand and bowing playability problems.
The new D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin has a wider nut, which affords proper string spacing. Further, the string spacing and arching of the bridge is meticulously optimized for 5-strings. The problem of unintentionally muting adjacent strings with your left hand and unintentionally bowing adjacent strings is gone!
While the D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin has the same body length and playable string length as a regular violin, it is slightly wider, thus adding some additional internal air space. Furthermore, the plates and bass bar are tuned to afford balanced sonority across all 5-strings, especially the typically weak lowest string (i.e. the C-string).
In short, the D. Rickert 5-String Pro Violin has a powerful, sonorous and balanced sound, with a wonderfully warm timbre. It is a true professional level 5-string violin.
The D. Rickert Fat Strad III 5-String Violin is fit with the incredible Wittner FineTune™ internally planetary-geared tuning pegs. Fine tuners on the tailpiece are not needed and the instrument stays in tune.
Special Helicore 5-string Violin set with titanium-wound A-string and a Kaplan aluminum over special steel wound E-string. The special string set gives optimal power, clarity and warmth to the high-end.
Slightly-antiqued red-brown over amber hand-rubbed oil varnish
- Has string spacing at both the nut and bridge that is wide enough to be actually playable
- Volume, depth and sheer raw power of a professional level violin or fiddle across all 5 strings
- The awesome responsiveness and power of the C string is not achieved at the expense of the responsiveness and sound of the E-string, or vice versa.
Many customers opt to have a pickup installed. There are many pickup options. Please contact us if you wish to add a pickup.
Our email is don@DonRickertDesign.com and phone number is (706) 896-0909.