Come to the dark side! The latest Realist™ model has a gorgeous black transparent finish over its close-grained spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. The finishes on the RV-4Pes are more subtle and nuanced than the previous RV-4 Pro, and the wood selection is of a noticeably higher quality than the RV-4e European violins. The build quality on the RV-4Pe is excellent, and the instrument feels great to play and sounds awesome under the ear.
The build quality on the RV-4Pe is excellent, and the instrument feels great to play and sounds awesome under the ear. The modeling on this violin is excellent; it's set up well feels like home to the classically-trained player. For the RV-4Pe, the familiar volume knob in the treble "C" bout is paired with a second tone knob, a sweepable potentiometer that lets you shape the amount of treble or bass that goes out to your amplifier. The Realist RV-4Pe has a rich, warm tone, with noticeably more color and complexity than either the RV-4e or the RV-4Se.
"Unplugged", its tone is sweet, pure, and complex; that added nuance of its un-amplified sound gives the RV-4Pe a clear advantage over the other Realist models edge when it's plugged into an amplifier, as well. The RV-4Pe's amplified tone is among the best we've heard in an acoustic-electric. The built-in Realist™ pickup ensures a strong output signal that's well-balanced across the strings. It's also quite resistant to feedback, making it a good choice for performers playing in louder bands. This particular instrument has their beautiful new transparent black finish.
Equipped with Wittner Finetune pegs, this RV-4Pe has the look of a violin with traditional friction pegs, but inside the shaft of each peg is a planetary gear. This makes tuning a breeze, and ensures that the pegs don't stick when temperature and humidity increases, or slip when it's cooler and less humid. The Realist RV-4Pe is an excellent choice for any player who wants the added flexibility of playing either amplified or acoustically, but demands an instrument of higher quality than most dedicated acoustic-electric offer. The RV-4Pe projects well and its acoustic tone has enough color and complexity to satisfy a more discerning ear.
Price includes an oblong hard shell case.