The Bridge Aquila violin will hold your traditional shoulder pad, yet the body is anything but traditional. It is molded from a composite of carbon fiber and Kevlar, is not much heavier than an acoustic violin, and is incredibly strong. (Don't try this at home, but Bridge once hit one of their basses with a sledgehammer without breaking it!)
Power for the active preamp is supplied by a single 3V lithium coin-cell battery, which weighs virtually nothing, yet will last for approximately 1,000 hours of playing time.
The Bridge Aquila violin comes with an oblong hard case, Pirastro Tonica strings and a carbon composite bow. Price includes our free shop adjustment.
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Great electric violin! Review by William
I recently got a black Aquila from EVS at a special price of $999 because of some scratch and blemish on the violin. When I received the violin, I immediately looked at scratches and they didn't seem as bad as they looked in the photos, so I was very happy! I really had to search for them.
The sound of the Aquila is warm and rich when plugged in to my Roland RC60. Unlike many other electric violins, it can re-produce the gutsy sound of an acoustic violin even while playing with more power when shifting to higher positions on the G string. The hollow body does make a difference in producing a more acoustic tone because the piezo can pick up the resonance of the body.
When not plugged in, it will sound like a muted violin. So it won't be silent. Not a good idea If you want to practise at night while others are sleeping.
Overall, if you want an electric violin that can produce a warm acoustic tone, the Bridge Aquila is a great choice! It also has no difficulty in producing a nice electric tone when turning on the distortion. The Aquila is easy to play tooand I am glad that Chris advised me to get this. Thanks for the help! Shipping to hong kong was also quick and easy. (Posted on 3/17/15)