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Please select your instrument and string model from the Violectra instrument pages.

A selection of colour and pearlescent finishes are illustrated on the Finishes page. ( Metallic

finishes by special request).  Please choose from the following woods

 and fittings options.

 

An order estimate can be obtained from us upon enquiry. We are interested to hear about your

ideas and work with you on the various options available. 

 

It is possible to measure your existing instrument to copy it's specification, as necessary. If you

are interested in this option, it may be best to arrange a visit with your instrument to measure

up and discuss key dimensions and specification needs.

 

Dave Bruce Johnson

 

 

Woods Optional Woods  

Special

Wood Features

 

Poplar South American Cedar Quilted Maple Neck Laminations Pizzicato Thumb rest Arch

 

Fittings

 

Strings

 

Tuning Gears Tuning Gear Buttons
Chinrests

 

Shoulder Rests Cello Endpin Units

 

WOODS:                                                                 

Violectra models are made from selected sycamore maple body and top grade ebony fingerboards.

Woods are purchased by hand from specialist suppliers.  All woods are pre- seasoned and are kept in our wood store in advance of use. 

Highly figured maple woods are used for all standard CLASSIC

 Violectra models and are available in a full spectrum of colour

 and natural finishes.

Plain figured woods are used for the custom metallic, pearlescent or flat colour finishes

OPTIONAL WOODS                                                                    

Options of  European poplar or South American cedar wood for its lightweight and strength for multi stringed models.

Quilted maple is in limited supply, but has a fantastic pink marbled colour ideal for natural satin finish . ( Check 6 String

Violin Markus Mueunch European Players page)

 

European Poplar                           

7 string violin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South American Cedar neck/tailpiece 

European Poplar : body

7 string violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilted Maple                            

Highly marbled figure 

(with neck lamination of paduk wood centrestrip)

6 string violin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    WOODS: SPECIAL FEATURES                                                    

NECK LAMINATIONS:  

Layers of natural woods and veneers glued vertically in a

 'sandwich'  through the center of the neck for extra strength

/decoration.

INNER STRIPS: approx thickness 3.5 mm: maple, purpleheart,

 paduk (bright red/orange) walnut, rosewood, mahogany

 orange/brown, ebony   ...#

FACING VENEERS: thickness .5mm  thickness: maple ( light),

 holly golden), mahogany orange/ brown), rosewood, ebony

 and dyed maple in blue or claret or other colors to order ...   

EDGE VENEERS: thickness 1mm in Rosewood, ebony, walnut

 or mahogany

 

 

Neck and bridge arch laminations

PIZZICATO THUMB REST ARCH

For resting thumb against edge of

 fingerboard while playing Pizzicato

 while holding bow 

              

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FITTINGS:

 

STRINGS              STRINGS Pricelist                           

Violectra can be used with any string make /composition as the amplification is working on string

 tension /sensitive piezo transducers not magnetic pickups.

Popular brands are  D'Addario Helicore, Supersensitive Sensicore, & Thomastic Dominant


Helicore strings are now available as a 4 or 5 string violin set. 

For all low string models; ie 6 & 7 strings; Vio-bass and cello F strings Sensicore are used. 

High Viola E and High Cello E are from specialist suppliers Supersensitive

These specialist strings and standard brand strings are kept in stock for spares, and can be sent

 by mail order. 

 

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TUNING GEARS

 

SCHALLER gears are used for their reliable and precision tuning

 machined tuning gears. If weight is a concern ,especially with

 multi- stringed models we can recommend to use the ebony

 buttons 

Mini M6 tuners are used for violin and viola models and M4 bass

 guitar gears are used for Cello as standard. Choices of plate

 finishes include gold, black & chrome.

 

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TUNING GEARS - Replacement Buttons  
 Ebony Perloid and genuine Mother of Pearl buttons are available for

 both the mini M6 Violin / Viola) and Standard M4 tuners

(Cello/ Vio-Basses)

 

 

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CHIN RESTS                               

The photos of the chin-rests shown are to help you

identify models with names.

Other models available by request.

   

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SHOULDER RESTS                        

The photos of the shoulder-rests shown

are to help  you identify models with names.

Other models available by request.

      

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Cello Endpin Unit  
End pins are available from  Standard to Presentation Ebony / Rosewood with chrome or gilt fittings. Units are also available with hollow and lightweight carbon spikes.

The Stahlhammer system employs a unique angled

 setting, straight to floor, for stable support.

 

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