Violectra's distinct tonal qualities lie in the excellence of innovative
design and manufacture. My knowledge in the field from 36 years
experience of acoustic instrument making and restoration guarantees
an instrument that is a professional working tool.
Violectra are made from
selected quality hardwoods, sycamore and maple being the first
choice. With weight in mind for viola and 6 &7 string models, European poplar and South American cedar have also
being chosen. The fingerboards are made of the finest ebony available
each custom made to model specification and hollowed underneath
for weight and balance. Each instrument is machined to thickness
and outline shape, then fitted and assembled, carved and shaped
by traditional hand tools. With the use of mini machine heads for
precise tuning placed behind the bridge and the streamlined shape
of the body, the balance of weight is placed over the shoulder.
The body of Violectra is re-bated and shaped around the lower edge
to take conventional chin and shoulder rests.
Being a musician myself, I am receptive to your needs when setting
up with string heights and spacings. I pay particular attention
to the setting angle and the shape of fingerboards and necks, and
the allowance for bow and string clearances with bridge shapes.
Many players trying a Violectra for the first time can testify to
the ease and comfort of playing. I can offer to copy the specifications
of your existing instrument, to ensure the continuity of use between
your acoustic and electric instruments. I have also made new Violectra
models as requested i.e.1/2 & 7/8 sizes, Magginni long pattern
violin, left-handed violin, 15 1/2" & l6 1/8"violas.
Bruce Johnson - Violectra