Thinking about getting my daughter an electric violin for her 16th birthday. It's partly so she can practice without bothering us but also to expand her horizons and free her up a bit on stage when she's fiddling (she feels trapped to the mike now). She plays classical and bluegrass fiddle and loves traditional players as well as more contemporary violinists like Bond, Yellow Card (yeah I know they don't compare) and others.
The question: Is it worth getting a 5 string electric or just stick with 4 strings? How much adjustement is there between going from 4 strings to 5? (That is, if she practices a classical piece on the 5 string electric will it mess her up to transition over to the 4 string acoustic violin.) Does the extended range come in handy very often? Any other pros or cons?
Thanks in advance.
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