Player’s Comments

Dave Swarbrick (folk legend- sadly missed)

4 string violin, custom amber tint

  • “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, it’s 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

Kaitlyn Hova: USA, 5 string; August 2012


I ordered a custom Violectra , which took about a year to design from two wood blocks to final instrument.  What’s awesome about the maker, David Bruce Johnson, is that he keeps you posted at every step of the building process. At this point, I have been a fan of his instruments for a DECADE(seriously), and I can’t even tell you how pleased I am with my personal model. It is such a solid, smooth design and it is just beautiful. I got to have a hand in designing everything! The wood, color, body type(hybrid), number of strings, and even specific neck measurements were all customizable…

Nigel Kennedy

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

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

  • “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


6 string viola, sea blue stain

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

Jean-Luc Ponty

Premier Electric Violinist, 6 string violin, 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).

Monica Germino ELECTRA Amsterdam The Netherlands

“It’s fantastic- thanks so much for such a beautiful creation!”

New Violectra model, copy CERUTI Violin 1801,  AUGUST 2003

Pete Hartley , Midlands U. K.

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

6 string violin,

Jamie Hyesun; Seoul, South Korea 

4 String Violas, 2016

Fabio Cristancho; Bogota, Colombia:

4 String Ceruti model, 1995

” Violectra Ceruti one of the most pure electric sounds in the world” ” More than 20 years with my 2 Violectras, the best time in my professional life”