Player’s Comments

it’s ****** incredible – man!” from HEROES AND VILLANS BAND TOUR, Europe 1993

“yeah, I mean, I have got these amazing violins made in Birmingham by David Bruce Johnson…

great electric violins… first ones that don’t sound too plastic and trebly” 2007

Nigel Kennedy, 4 string, 5 string violin, 4 string cello, custom claret and blue pearlescent

It has the subtlety of response of an acoustic instrument -that Helicore C string is worth dying for” 1998

Cathy Stevens, EUROPA STRING CHOIR, 6 string viola, sea blue stain.

“A most welcome addition to the world of electric violin. In just a few months , the six string

Violectra has become one of my main instruments.“1997 US Tour, World Tour 1998(Hawaii,Brazil,Europe).

Jean-Luc Ponty, Premier Electric Violinist, 6 string violin, sea blue stain.

a powerful tone with full response and no feedback

Caroline Lavelle, 5 string Violectra cello with traditional peg box, natural finish.

excellent make and tone

Didier Lockwood, from CORDES & AME, Improvised Jazz Method Violin Tutor, Didier Lockwood
6 string violin , bottle green sunburst.

“It’s fantastic- thanks so much for such a beautiful creation!”
Monica Germino ELECTRA Amsterdam The Netherlands

New Violectra model, copy CERUTI Violin 1801,  AUGUST 2003

beautifully made – beautifully balanced” 1992

“i have used this violin uphill and down dale for nigh on ten years and my loss, for such it is,

will surely be another’s gain. Whoever is lucky enough to aquire it is buying a monster instrument.

 I have spent whole nights just looking at it, and i mean complete nights through to the early hours.

The balance will delight too. It feels as if it has no weight at all when its under the chin,

ts the easiest violin to play in the world and the most beautiful of all the electric violins i think.

In its own way you could say its the Rolls Royce of electric violins.” 2002

Dave Swarbrick, (folk legend- sadly missed)  4 string violin, custom amber tint

“you can feel the bottom ‘F’ through the floor”

Audrey Riley, ICEBREAKER, 5 string cello, red/claret sunburst

It’s an electric violin the difference being that this one works”

Martin Bell, The Wonder Stuff , World Tour 1992-1994, 5 string violin, spirit blue sunburst.

‘I bought my Violectra in November 1994 and it’s been my trusty companion on the road for over a thousands gigs since.

Kaitlyn Maria Filipinni; USA, 5 string; Aug 2012;

“I can make it sound as unlike a violin as I want – people actually ask me to turn it down”

Dave Coulter, (THE POGUES, BRIAN ENO) 4 string violin, black stain

“a beautiful ‘real’ violin sound – still heard above Icebreakers’s sonic assault”

Joanna Parker, ICEBREAKER, 5 string violin, red/claret sunburst

it goes beyond your imagination and allows me to be a bass, cello, viola & violin player all on one gig”

Pete Hartley , 6 string violin, natural finish