The basic finish option for the Viper violin is a hand-rubbed natural color transparent satin finish over the unfigured poplar of the body.
- Single-color painted and transparent finishes are considered a STANDARD custom finish.
- Metal flake, metallic, and pearlized/pearlescent colors, which are usually opaque. (i.e, no visible wood grain) are considered a DELUXE custom finish.
- All wood veneer "exotic top" finishes, such as quilted maple, tiger maple, etc. are considered a DELUXE custom finish.
- Exotic-top finishes are available in transparent colored stains that show the figure of the wood, with an ultra high-gloss clear coat to protect the finish.
All Viper violins come with a custom Levy's gig bag. The base Viper comes with the Wood Violins house bridge, a no-cost option. For an additional charge, you can upgrade your four or five-string Viper to a Barbera bridge. Six string Vipers are only available with the Barbera Twin Hybrid bridge, while the only seven-string bridge option is the Barbera Twin Solid.
Choose between a fretless or fretted fingerboard. Fretless provides the familiar feel of a traditional violin, whereas frets help greatly with intonation when playing in high-volume performance settings (rock bands) where hearing yourself well is difficult. Frets also provide a visual and tactile reference for the fingerboard and allow you use familiar finger patterns in any key without relying on traditional positional shifting.
To place your special order make all custom option selections above, review the price, then click 'Add to Cart.' Your down payment will be only half (50%) of the amount shown once added to cart. You will only be charged shipping upon making your final payment. Once your order is placed we will put Wood Violins to work on building your custom Viper. Please allow approximately four months build time. When your Viper is ready we will notify you with link to the finished product where you can go to complete your final payment. Once payment is received in full, your violin will be shipped. Shipping charges, if applicable, will be applied to your final payment, so please select the appropriate shipping method when making your final payment. Please contact us if you need any assistance placing your custom Viper order.