Bridge Lyra Dragon custom model, "Steampunk" model
This unusual Dragon Lyra from Bridge Instruments in the UK is hand-finished with an eclectic mix of steampunk elements, for a one-of-kind look that's like no other. Covered in gears and clock faces, with a "scroll" formed of furled dragon wings and a blue glass bead, this "Steampunk" model 5-string Lyra is definitely a show-stopper.
The Dragons are Bridge's "hi-spec" custom models, equipped with Wittner Finetune geared pegs and upgraded electronics that use two coin-cell batteries. We found the instrument's tone better balanced across the instrument's range than the standard Aquila, with a noticeably stronger output and more brilliance on the high strings, without treble harshness.
The "hi-spec" custom Dragons are the Bridge Lyra models for players who are willing to make a bigger investment in an instrument of greater quality.
First and foremost, it's always about tone, and this is where the Lyra Dragon really shines. We already love the sound of the Bridge violins, yet this Dragon model sounded noticeably better than the standard Bridge 4-string we tested it against. Immediate first impressions were of the instrument's stronger output, but what really stood out and stayed with us was the beautiful balance of its tone. This Lyra Dragon has much more brilliance on the high strings, exhibiting a sparkle and clarity of tone with a notable absence of the harshness that sometimes plagues the violin's upper register when it's amplified.
Now available in a variety of custom colors and finishes, this "Steampunk" Dragon Lyra has a one-of-a-kind look that's all its own. From the furled dragon wings and blue glass bead of the stylized scroll to the gears, clock faces, and other symbols are embedded in the finish, this "Steampunk" model Bridge Lyra Dragon makes a bold, dramatic statement. The right player is going to see this Dragon Lyra and know that they've found an electric violin that matches their musical style as well as it matches their personality.
Tuning is a breeze with the Wittner Finetune pegs, nearly making the fine tuners built into the Wittner composite tailpiece obsolete. The price of this "Steampunk" Lyra Dragon includes the same custom hard shell case and carbon composite bow that comes with standard Bridge models.
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