NS Design WAV5 Violin - Transparent Red

5-string Electric Violin with Maple Body and Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Polar Pickup System Electronics, and Hard Foam Case - Transparent Red
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Affordable Electric Violin from NS Designs

The NS Design WAV5 is an affordable introduction to the world of electric violins. As a seasoned violinist, the WAV5 offers you entry into a realm of tonal versatility and creative potential that surpasses anything a traditional acoustic violin is capable of putting out. If you've ever tried running your acoustic violin through an effects pedal only to be disappointed, the onboard Polar pickup system gives you the sonic satisfaction you're seeking. As a beginner, you want an instrument that isn't merely great-sounding, you need a playing experience that entices. And with features such as the removable bout and adjustable bridge, the NS Design WAV5 electric violin is an easy choice for pros and students alike.

NS Design WAV5 5-string Electric Violin at a Glance:
  • Polar Pickup System delivers full sound no matter how you play
  • Designed to give you a fully customizable playing experience
  • Innovative Steinberger hardware provides precision tuning and adjustment
Polar Pickup System delivers full sound no matter how you play

The NS Design WAV4 Violin sports a self-powered, custom Polar Pickup System that delivers extraordinary sound no matter how you play. Technically a passive pickup system, the Polar Pickup System rivals the output of many active systems. This gives you a pure and noise-free sound - just what you need when you're recording.

Designed to give you a fully customizable playing experience

NS Design knows how important it is to get a comfortable and secure hold on your electric violin, which is why they outfitted their WAV5 Violin with their amazing custom chin and shoulder rest and removable bout. The rest system makes it easy to support your instrument securely without using your left hand, and it even features easy-to-reach set screws that make it convenient to adjust your WAV5 Violin even in the playing position. The removable bout is there to give you the familiar playability of your traditional acoustic violin with the option of removing it for easier-than-ever access to every not on the fingerboard.

Innovative Steinberger hardware provides precision tuning and adjustment

Over the years, Steinberger instruments and the innovation they exhibit has continued to impress and amaze us here at Sweetwater, and there's no denying that the NS Design's WAV5 Violin is a unique instrument. From its slim and lightweight body to its fully adjustable shoulder rest, everything about it has been designed to benefit you as much as possible. One major example of this are its 40:1 endpin tuners, which provide extreme stability and fine-tuning control.

NS Design WAV5 5-string Electric Violin Features:
  • A great-sounding and highly portable 5-string violin designed for the discerning performer
  • Maple body and neck with hand-graduated ebony fingerboard looks great and plays beautifully
  • Removable body reference bout lets you restrict or open up fingerboard access to taste
  • Polar Pickup System provides natural sounding acoustic tones with electric versatility
  • Fully adjustable shoulder/neck rest provides ideal support you can adjust comfortably from the playing position
  • Compatible with both NS Electric and standard violin strings
Tonal innovation and customizable playability from the NS Design WAV5 5-string Violin!

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Tech Specs

Number of Strings 5
Color Transparent Red
Body Material Maple
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Hardware Steinberger
Electronics Polar Pickup System
Case Included Hard Foam
Manufacturer Part Number WAV5-VN-TR

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While I do not consider myself a professional musician, I am classically trained on the violin and switched to the fiddle style in the last decade or so. I have been playing the violin for about 62 years and counting. My folks got me an acoustic 4/4 violin at a garage sale for $75 when I was about 7 years old which stood me well from grade school until this very day. Having tried several expensive violins ($1500 - $2000 range) I couldn’t match the sound and probably don’t have another 60 years to let one mellow out-so they’re gone. Playing with a group now (for fun and benefits) and the old girl does sound great with a decent electric pick-up and a Fisher Loud box amp. I’ve tried several electric violins (less than $500) without satisfactory sound even through my Fisher amp. I used my new NS Wav5 at a benefit on St. Patrick’s Day and the reaction from the crowd was phenomenal, I absolutely love it and my old friend can rest through a few sets now and again. I highly recommend Sweetwater especially my sales rep. (Ian) and the NS electric 5 string violin. (The addition of the low C adds a new sweet dimension to the overall sound). P.S. My Luthier swears by the NS Electric Base Violin Yours in music, Tom
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