NS Design WAV5 5 String Violin

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Designed and built to deliver great sound, excellent playability and long, dependable service, the NS WAV Series Violin provides an excellent affordable option both for serious professionals or student players.

At the heart of every NS electric violin is the Polar™ Pickup System. Sensor and bridge geometry are integrated to translate every nuance to the amplifier and speaker system. The big, bold, and brilliant tone looks to the future, yet the sonic ingredients of the acoustic violin are present and can be tamed to become traditional in character. The Polar pickup has the unique ability to analyze the direction of string vibration to enhance the bowed response and to facilitate bow technique. The unusually powerful piezo crystals do not require on-board power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries.

The reserve power of a well set up electric violin makes the instrument easier to play than a conventional acoustic. The NS WAV Violin's rock maple bridge is easily adjustable for the playing style and action height you prefer; high and powerful like a traditional violin, low and fast like an electric guitar, or anywhere in between. The ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string to optimize the tone and playability of every note. The neck is smooth and fast, with traditional thumb reference points for the scroll and heel. The removable bout provides accurate position reference for players accustomed to using the traditional body shape for reference.

Accurate, stable tuners are the key to in-tune performance. The patented self-clamping tuning mechanism automatically grips the string ever more tightly as tension is applied, and the micrometer tuning is smooth and precise. This set-it and forget-it tuning is light-years ahead of the friction tuners found on traditional instruments.

Light weight and good balance are the essential comfort factors for any electric violin. The fully carved interior of the NS WAV Violin keeps the weight to the minimum, and the body mounted tuners bring the center of gravity back over the shoulder where it belongs. The shoulder rest is contoured and padded to provide stable support, and is fully adjustable accommodate differences in playing styles and body types.

The NS Design WAV violin comes complete with the NS Custom Shoulder Rest and a Cordura® covered NS custom case with handle and shoulder strap. The hardshell case Includes separate compartments for shoulder rest and accessories, a bow compartment and exterior zipper pouch (Loaded weight 3.2kg/7lbs).

The NS Design WAV Series Violin Features

  • Polar™ Directional Piezo Pickup System Great natural sound, with passive volume and tone controls
  • Ebony Fingerboard Shaped for effortless play
  • Solid Maple Neck & Body For rich tone and visual grace
  • Precision 40:1 Fine Tuners Accurate, rock-stable tuners with automatic string clamping, rarely need adjustment
  • Light Weight Highly carved interior for light comfort
  • Custom Shoulder Rest Ergonomically designed, stable, comfortable and fully adjustable
  • Padded Case
Construction Solid, straight grain maple body and neck
Finish Maple face with solid, high-gloss Black finish, or flame maple face with a choice of Amberburst or Transparent Red finish
Body Reference Bout Black-dyed maple bout on treble side provides standard violin reference, removable for unrestricted neck access
Fingerboard Hand graduated ebony with asymmetric relief, shaped for effortless play
Bridge Black-dyed maple, height adjustable
Pickup NS Polar™ bridge mounted, self-powered, directional piezo pickup system
Electronics Passive circuit with high impedance output
CONTROLS Rotary volume control / Rotary tone control (treble roll off)
Tuning Machines Precision 40:1 fine tuners mounted behind the bridge with automatic string clamping for quick, easy string changing
Length 54cm (21.25")
Width 11cm (4.3")
DEPTH 6.5cm (2.56")
SCALE LENGTH 33m (13")
String Spacing AT NUT 16.2mm (0.64”)
Weight - WAV4 670g (1.47lb)
WEIGHT - WAV5 695g (1.53lb)
Strings NS Design/D'Addario NS310 Medium tension, stranded steel core / Compatible with any solid and stranded core violin strings
Accessories INCLUDED Contoured ebony chin rest and fully adjustable NS Custom Shoulder Rest
Case INCLUDED Cordura covered, form fitting hard case with bow holder, handle, strap and accessory compartment / Dimensions: 81cm x 21cm x 14cm (32" x 8.5" x 5.5") / Loaded Weight: 3.2kg (7lb)

NS Design artist-in-residence, Edward Howe demonstrates the WAV Violin


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