This "hi-spec" custom Silver Marble Dragon Lyra from Bridge Violins in the UK sports several upgrades from the standard model, built in the Far East. With upgraded electronics and Wittner Finetune pegs, this is the Lyra 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 Silver Marble Dragon really shines. We already love the sound of the standard Bridge models, yet this Lyra sounded noticeably better than the standard Bridge 5-string we tested it against. Immediate first impressions were of a the instrument's stronger output, but what really stood out and stayed with us was the beautiful balance of its tone. This Lyra 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, this Dragon Lyra is a gorgeous silver metallic with black "marble" designs over the silver..
Tuning is a breeze with the Wittner Finetune pegs, nearly making the fine tuners built into the Wittner composite tailpiece obsolete.
The price of the Silver Marble Dragon includes the same custom hard shell case and carbon composite bow that comes with standard Bridge models.