shaped instrument is called the VIOLYNN. The violynn is an acoustical alternative
to the classically shaped violin. It has been designed to be aesthetically
pleasing while retaining the elements for good sound production.
length measures about 14 inches. The rib height is about 30
mm and the string length is standard for the violin. For the five
string model I increase the rib height to about 33-34 mm and the
neck top nut increased from 24 mm to 25 mm. Sympathetic strings
can also be considered for the player wanting a unique sound.
Also available is an L R Baggs bridge with pickup and 1/4"
carpenter jack allowing you to enjoy the nuances of an acoustical
sound while amplified.
I use Engleman
Spruce or Sitka Spruce for the top wood. For the back, sides and
neck I can use alternative woods such as Koa, Mango or Purple Heart in addition
to Maple. Additional wood options and prices on request.