The Realist RV Series Acoustic Electric 4-String Violin features a high quality spruce top, maple ribs and back, a crystal clear tone, and is powered by an integrated Realist Acoustic Pickup. The patented Realist technology that has made the Realist Transducer the world's most respected pick-up for electrifying acoustic instruments is built in to the RV's acoustic body ensuring the highest acoustic fidelity. Quality woods and a well-tested violin design make the Realist Violin's acoustic tone recognizably sweet and rich. When not amplified, RV Series violins sound like a violin should - rich and clear. There is no need to compromise sound quality when playing a Realist violin "unplugged".
Ned Steinberger and David Gage have conceived a truly acoustic amplified violin. The ergonomically-placed, acoustically-integrated jack keeps the instrument balanced and conveniently conceals the cable. The integrated volume knob enables the player immediate access to volume control on stage. Whether you’re into rock, hip-hop, bluegrass or good old fiddling, a Realist RV Series Violin is the answer.
Thoughtful Design: The Realist Violin sports technological advances as well as time-tested hand-craftsmanship. The input jack is built in to the back, which is crafted to accommodate the added weight and material. In its position at the violin's corner block and the back, the jack is easily accessed and allows the patch cable to be dressed away out of sight and out of the player's way. The player's bow arm is free to move unimpeded because of the jack's placement while the instrument's acoustic sound is unaffected. The Realist Violin's volume control, integrated in the treble-side rib, is ingeniously camouflaged in the color of the violin's varnish. The control is easy to use and is easy to miss, if you're not looking for it.
Unparalleled Amplified Sound Color and Texture: The built-in Realist Transducer delivers all of the natural luster of the instrument's true sound. The violin retains its organic qualities when amplified or acoustic, so there's no need for the player to adapt to it. The amplified sound was natural and true to the instrument, a warm, easy sound, remarkably good for the price. The pick-up system in The Realist Violin is completely serviceable. The electronics are easily removed for repair or upgrade without compromising the instrument's structural integrity. The Realist Violin represents a step forward to a new, better future for the violin. From now on, playing the violin will be a pleasure, not a compromise.
The Case: This thoughtfully designed acoustic electric violin comes with a Realist hard case so you are ready to go.
Instrument Type: 4-String Acoustic Electric 4/4 Violin
Construction: High Quality Spruce Top with Maple Ribs and Back
Pickup: Integrated Realist Acoustic Transducer
Bridge: Despiau Superieur
Fittings: Quality Ebony
Tailpiece: Wittner or Thomastik
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Vision Violin Strings
Case: A Hardcase is Included!
Catalog ID: EIVNREARV4A/1T