The Elvari pickup system is not built into the bridge. The vibrations of the bridge are instead sent down to and interact with, a tone plate made from fine alpine spruce wood. The tone plate acts as the top plate of an acoustic violin. It’s carefully tuned and insulated with silicone. Our unique microphone system picks up the vibrations in the tone plate and sends them on to the amplifier.
Acoustic Violin Tone
Explore effect pedals and other music gear with an acoustic violin tone! Experience the convenience of having an easily accessible, “invisible” volume knob. Forget trying to avoid feedback and unwanted handling noises from the violin body. You don’t have to worry about attaching mic and cable to your fragile acoustic instrument either.
The microphone does only pick up vibrations – no airborne sounds.
At only ~ 500 grams, it feels just like an acoustic violin. Despite the lightweight design, it is more robust and not as sensitive for changes in climate and humidity as an acoustic violin. You can use your own shoulder- and chin rest.
Our electric violins are handcrafted in Sweden. We can, therefore, ensure that each instrument has professional playability. The custom violin setup and the familiar shape, based on Stradivarius 1713, makes the transition from your acoustic violin seamless.
The violin is a perfect acoustic design – not a perfect electric design. Attaching a pickup can turn any violin into a mediocre electro-acoustic with constant risk of feedback and unwanted handling noises from the violin body. Many violinists are also hesitant to attach mic and cable to their fragile acoustic instruments.
Yes, it is much more silent than an acoustic violin, so you can practice without disturbing anyone.
Shipping is free, worldwide.
The Elvari is passive. Active violins can interfere with the active electronics in wireless transmitters and needs heavy 9V batteries that you have to replace before every concert.
Around 6 months. Expected delivery time will be specified on your invoice. Sometimes we do have instruments in stock for immediate delivery.