NS Design - The Complete Orchestra is Here
Founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger, the genius behind the legendary Steinberger headless guitar design and the TransTrem™ System, NS Design has seen the visionary luthier and designer apply his revolutionary techniques to the development of a full range of electric concert instruments - Double Bass, Cello, Violin, Viola and the unique OmniBass - that provide modern players with the ultimate freedom of expression.
As Ned himself explains...
"Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties. Unfortunately, most of these instruments are victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should sound exactly like its acoustic predecessor. I want to take it a step further...
I want to see what these instruments can do when they are set free"
All over the world, NS instruments have been set free by a growing number of renowned musicians and envelope-pushing artists including Bakithi Kumalo, Tony Levin, Les Claypool, Doug Wimbish & Laurie Anderson and in the UK, by Acoustic Centre customers Dave Bronze, Neil Fairclough, Trevor Barry, Paul Turner, Geoff Gascoyne, John Thompson, Adrian Stout and Patrick Wreford.
Today at NS Design, Ned's passion and dedication to innovation continue unabated with new developments in construction techniques, tuning systems, pickup technologies, on-board electronics and support structures providing NS instruments with unprecedented versatility in every conceivable performance environment.
At The Acoustic Centre, you will find comprehensive stocks of the complete