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Violins

Violins 2017-04-04T13:54:04+00:00

From the beginning we have focused on developing an amplified sound that retains and projects all the subtlety and nuance for which the traditional violin is known. With the introduction of the N·V violin, we feel we have arrived!

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NV Violin

The NV

From the beginning we have focused on developing an amplified sound that retains and projects all the subtlety and nuance for which the traditional violin is known. With the introduction of the N·V violin, we feel we have arrived!

Utilizing age old techniques of bent sides, linings and carefully graduated tops and backs, the N·V differs from the traditional violin in that we eliminate the f-hole, bass bar and sound post; essential elements of volume and projection of the acoustic bowed instrument. Our design focuses instead on tone production through the use of plate graduation,voiced tone bars and air chamber tuning, The body of the sound is transmitted? throughout the entire instrument, directly into the pickup.

This is an acoustic instrument, designed to be plugged in. When fitted with the new Aceto/Violect Pickup System it has quite simply the best sounding, top-shelf amplified acoustic violin.

 

  • Scale length commensurate with traditional Stradivarius patterns.
  • Options include 4,5 or 6 strings.
  • Custom carved peg heads, fingerboard marquetry and wooden tailpieces.
  • Also available as Viola.
  • Call for pricing on custom orders.
NV-C

The NV-C

Here at ISI we are constantly striving to offer what we feel is the finest in an amplified violin. Because of the overwhelmingly superior sound of the “NV” over our “Violect ” model. We have decided to discontinue the “Violect” in favor of a new instrument.. Thru cooperation with a fine group of violin makers in China we are now offering the “NV-C”.

This is an instrument made of fine, well seasoned woods. The garland is constructed, the top and back plates are carefully carved and purled in China. These plates are then graduated here by Eric Aceto to specs developed over many years of amplified violin research. The tone bars are installed and tuned. These instruments are then assembled here with our neck, fingerboard ,varnish , and Aceto/Violect pickup system. Having the time consuming tasks of initial carving and (in particular) purflings done by these talented Luthiers enables us to offer what is essentially a handmade NV model for considerably less

These beautifully flamed , hand varnished instruments play and sound fantastic and we are happy to be able to offer them for these prices. An instrument that has beautiful tone color, exceptional response character and will last several lifetimes.

5-String Artist

Artist Models

Till now , most of our bowed instruments have been geared towards and optimized for, highly amplified situations.
ISI is now offering an instrument that satisfies the most demanding players coming from the realms of acoustic music.

For the instrumentalist who plays at more moderate sound levels ,we are now offering a violin that is extremely satisfying to play acoustically , yet offers even more tone and nuance in an amplified setting. Coupling our ground breaking Aceto/Violect pickup with a finely tuned violin and an unobtrusive and discrete electronic package .

The very best of both worlds.

NV Cello

The NV Cello

Utilizing the same construction techniques & design features of the
NV violin, the amplified acoustic cello is available in 4, 5 or 6 string versions with a high “C” or low “F” configuration.

  • Specifications: Scale length commensurate with traditional Stradivarius patterns. 12-volt active electronics include volume control.
  • Options include Custom carved peg heads, fingerboard marquetry and wooden tailpieces.
  • Call for pricing on custom orders.
Aceto/Violect

The Aceto/Violect

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The Aceto Violect family of bowed string instruments are individually hand-carved from bolts of select tone woods especially chosen by Ithaca Stringed Instruments for their resonant qualities.

The instruments are set with flamed maple necks and fitted with the finest quality ebony fingerboards, chin rests and pegs. With a hollow air chamber, a graduated arched top, and with the “f” holes eliminated, these instruments retain perfect acoustic character in the string vibration. This coupled with an evenness of response results in great clarity of tone and penetration, yet maintains the resonant qualities of a fine acoustic instrument.

  • Specifications: Scale length commensurate with traditional Stradivarius patterns.
  • Options include 4,5 or 6 strings. Custom carved peg heads, fingerboard marquetry and wooden tailpieces.
  • Also available as a Viola.
  • Call for pricing on custom orders.
Please contact us for more information about ISI’s handcrafted violins.