The evolution of the violin – part 3

Today we would like to end the series related to the evolution of the violin and the topic is the electric violin. We will not provide too many details as we do not produce electric violins, but some interesting facts will be stated for your general information.

The electric violin appeared in the second half of the 20th century, using the same principle as the electric guitar and is usually used in jazz music.

This instrument is considered as experimental, because is not as good developed as the electric guitar. Even so, there are many variations of the electric violin such as 5 strings, baritone strings or even a model with 12 strings (built by the luthier Yuri Landman).

Mark Wood used to say about the electric violin that ”it mixes the sound of rock and of an orchestra”.


Astazi am dori sa incheiem seria despre evolutia viorii iar subiectul ales este vioara electrica. Nu o sa dam extrem de multe detalii despre acestea intrucat noi nu producem astfel de viori, dar cateva aspecte interesante vor fi impartasite pentru informarea voastra.

Vioara electrica a aparut in cea de-a doua jumatate a secolului XX, lutierii folosindu-se de acelasi principiu ca cel utilizat la chitara electrica si este cel mai adesea folosita in muzica jazz.

Acest instrument este considerat unul experimental intrucat nu este la fel de bine stabilit ca si chitara electrica. Totusi, sunt mai multe variante ale viorii electrice ca cea cu 5 corzi, corzi tip bariton si chiar si un model cu 12 corzi (realizat de catre lutierul Yuri Landman).

Mark Wood obisnuia sa spuna despre vioara electrica ca ”amesteca sunetul rockului cu cel al unei orchestre”.

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