The violin combines ancient design elements with an “industrial” look. The curvy top is formed old spruce rather than carved.
One can see the tone adjustment thumb wheels for each of two pickups on the lower edge.
One can clearly see the skeletal design from this perspective (old spruce and walnut). The gray rods are carbon graphite and are for strength and tone.
The damping mechanism; at least what you can see of it. You can see the Shadow transducers on the bridge clearly.
The internal part of the neck angle adjustment, which provides 5 degrees plus of adjustment for varying string height.
The external part of the adjustable neck angle system.
A custom walnut “Carpenter Jack” (Note: a wireless option will be available). A Schatten Artist II dual source preamp is hidden behind the jack.
The back is screwed on for access to the internals. You can see the damper and neck angle adjustment screws.
A close-up of the adjustment screws. These will be small knobs in the final production instruments.
The early instrument style pegbox. This instrument has 2 Perfection Pegs and 2 conventional. Production units will be fit with Wittner internally-geared pegs.
One last view of the dark amber beauty!