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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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.

Artist Models


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.

Please contact us for more information about ISI’s handcrafted violins.