At the heart of the rich, powerful sound of the NS solid-body violin - the preeminent electric violin on the market today - is the innovative Polar™ Pickup System, which is able to selectively capture the string vibration favored for both bow and pizzicato technique with stunning brilliance and sensitivity. The violinist who prefers the elegant tone of a fine acoustic will not be disappointed, and for those who wish to explore new sonic territory, the sky really is the limit. Its direct amplification and recording capabilities will allow the violinist to experience the vast range of electronic and amplified performance opportunities, yet continue to savour the essence and timeless magic of the violin.

The NS Violin is available in both 4 and 5 string configurations in the luxurious CR Series and the more competitively priced NXT Series. Both variants also offer a radical, new FRETTED option which adds yet more colour to the forward thinking violinist's tonal palette. The Violin is also available in the affordable WAV Series, with a choice of three striking colour options.

Freedom of expression is the guiding principal behind the NS Design Viola. Now the violist can shed the constraints of the acoustic instrument, and enjoy full, rich, powerful sound from a smaller sized viola that is very comfortable to play.

The NS Viola - available in CR Series and price-conscious NXT variants - has all the electronic and structural features of the NS Violin, but voiced significantly lower, providing a full bass response not possible with an acoustic viola. Perfect for stage and studio and the rigorous demands of modern high-fidelity performance the violist can set the Polar pickup and on-board electronics for a convincing traditional sound, or to create exciting new sounds for both bow and pizzicato.

Cregan Montague
Divine Maggees

Laurie Anderson
King Crimson • Peter Gabriel

Jason Yang
Solo Artist

Melissa McGinley
Stereofidelics

Ken Ford
Bruno Mars • Chaka Khan • Solo

Hope Taylor
The Smithereens • Earl Slick

At The Acoustic Centre, you will find comprehensive stocks of the complete
NS design range of instruments and accessories - all at the best prices in Europe!


NS Design CR4 4 String Violin

NS Design CR4 4 String Violin£1,908.00   £1,800.00

NS Design CR5 5 String Violin

NS Design CR5 5 String Violin£2,052.00   £1,800.00

NS Design CR4F 4 String Violin - Fretted

NS Design CR4F 4 String Violin - Fretted£2,034.00   £1,895.00

NS Design CR5F 5 String Violin - Fretted

NS Design CR5F 5 String Violin - Fretted£2,178.00   £1,895.00

NS Design NXT4 4 String Violin

NS Design NXT4 4 String Violin£963.00   £935.00

NS Design NXT5 5 String Violin

NS Design NXT5 5 String Violin£1,053.00   £1,015.00

NS Design NXT4F 4 String Violin - Fretted

NS Design NXT4F 4 String Violin - Fretted£1,089.00   £1,050.00

NS Design NXT5F 5 String Violin - Fretted

NS Design NXT5F 5 String Violin - Fretted£1,179.00   £1,140.00

NS Design WAV4 4 String Violin

NS Design WAV4 4 String Violin£475.00   £470.00

NS Design WAV5 5 String Violin

NS Design WAV5 5 String Violin£536.00   £505.00

NS Design CR4 4 String Viola

NS Design CR4 4 String Viola£2,034.00   £1,895.00

NS Design NXT 4 String Viola

NS Design NXT 4 String Viola£999.00

NS Design Violin Bow

NS Design Violin Bow£158.00