Elvari started out as a master project at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Jens Elfving wanted to find a reliable way to amplify violin with an acoustic sound, without the risk of feedback. He developed a new type of electric violin and presented it to the Academy with a perfect score in 2012. The prototype were later sold to Aalborg University.
The violin maker
In 2013 Jens contacted violin maker Sten Styrélius in Stockholm. Sten presented his own electric violin with an unique pickup system, developed in cooperation with a jazz violinist in 1996-1997. The two concepts complemented each other perfectly, and so they decided to unite them in a brand new design. After several prototypes and countless revisions, their design were finally ready to meet Stradivari and the rest of the world...