Welcome To Violectra trade mark Electric Violins, Birmingham, UK


Celebrating 27 years of Violectra custom instrument making

Violectra is a range of custom made, skeletal-frame, electric violins, violas, cellos, & vio-basses. They are designed and made by David Bruce Johnson, in Birmingham, UK  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 am pleased to work with your instrument ideas and requirements. You are welcome to visit our shop, by appointment, to try out various Violectra models; including a 4, 5 & 6 string violin, a 5 string viola, and 4 string cello.

Please check our Violectra Re-Sales page for a list of Violectra instruments currently for sale