5 String Viola


5 String Violin-Bass 

5 String Cellos

 Copy Ceruti Cello; 1850



VIOLECTRA are a range of custom made skeletal-frame, electric violins, violas, cellos, & vio-basses;

They have been designed and made by David Bruce Johnson, in Birmingham since 1992, and are made to customer order from the workshop at Moseley Violins.

Violectra combines a distinctive sound with an excellence in design and construction. Using a unique piezo bridge system, the sound is produced by directly sensing the interaction of string tension over the wooden frame. With the advance of string technology Violectra can offer players the choice between 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 string models.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the site and I welcome your enquiries and comments. Visitors can try out various models including a 4 5 & 6 string violin and 4 string cello at our showroom at Moseley Violins. We are continually working on new models and at present are working on a 7 string violin to be available, from this autumn 2011.

Please email us for more enquiries :



At our retail shop, Moseley Violins, we specialise in acoustic and electric instruments, found on the two websites below;


Our selected range of electric violins, violas, cellos and basses, amplification and instrument bridge transducer pickups systems.

SILENZIA: by Carlo Giordano electric violins and cellos.

NS DESIGNS: ;  4 & 5 string NS WAV Violins, NS NXT Cello & NXT Bass

N S : Designed by Ned Steinberger in USA, Electric violin, viola, cello and bass range; available to order.

SONIC: electro acoustic 4 & 5 string violins

Specialist acoustic amplification Authorised dealers for AER , ROLAND & BOSS effects

Instrument bridge pick up systems:  ARTEC, BARCUS BERRY, BELCAT,  BTS, FISHMAN, L R BAGGS,  MI SI,   &  SHADOW.



At our retail shop , Moseley Violins, we also sell antique, new and second hand acoustic violins, violas, cellos and double basses;  wooden and carbon bows; strings; cases; & accessories, and a range of selected fretted instruments.

With the combined skills of head of workshop, François Bignon, we have over 25 years experience in instrument making, repairs, restorations, bow re-hairing & valuations. 

Our acoustic instrument, bow, cases and accessories suppliers: 

AKOS BALASZ; Selected handmade violins, violas, cellos and double basses from workshop in Hungary.

BARNES & MULLINS: Piacenza and Verracini violins, Codabow Diamond, &  Dr. Hider carbon bows, Hidersine .

GEWA: Maestro Series violins violas and cellos, Dorfler, Knoll & Franz Bergner wooden bows.

GREMLIN: Ashbury, Kentucky, specialist folk instruments. 

HISCOX CASES: specialist cases for violin, viola, cello, guitar and mandolin.

JOHN HORNBY SKEWES: Vintage mandolins and guitars

MELCAS WORKSHOP: Modern handmade violins, violas, & cellos from China .

LUTHÈS PARIS: Allegro, Adante, Moderato and Presto Series violin viola cello and double bass , wood and carbon bows.

STENTOR: Stentor Student I, Stentor Student II, Conservatoire, Zeller Basses, bows, cases, and accessories.

THE SOUND POST: Primavera, Westbury, Concertante, Eastman, Heritage Series; Wood & Carbon Bows, Concorde cases, accessories.


 Email Violectra :info@violectra.co.uk

Tel: +44 121 693 1214  

Moseley Violins, 2a Tudor Rd. Moseley Birmingham, U.K.  B13 8HA 

        www.electric-violins.com     www.moseleyviolins.co.uk



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