Stratton Skull 5 Standard electric violin, Driftwood
To bring the compelling design of his popular Skull violin to a wider audience, maker Jeff Stratton has streamlined his production process, eliminating the hand carving that made each previous Skull unique and simplifying the scroll design. The result is a striking and attractive instrument at a much more affordable price.
The death's-head shape and rich, focused tone from the Barbera Twin Hybrid transducer system retain most of the look and all of the sound quality of the original custom Stratton Skull violins. This 5-string Stratton Skull Standard has his popular Driftwood finish on the body and flattened "scroll", with a medium amber, slightly antiqued look to the back of the neck.
The "Standard" production model of the Stratton Skull electric violin, a conscious effort on Jeff's part to make the dynamic look and powerful sound of his instrument available to musicians on a budget. Simplifying the scroll design and eliminating some of the hand carving that made the shape of each skull unique resulted in reduced weight and a substantial decrease in the price of the violin.
The Standard model Stratton Skulls are usually finished in black, but this 5-string string Skull Standard has Jeff's popular Driftwood finish on the body and the flattened "scroll", with a slightly darker than natural, antiqued look to the back of the neck. Jeff Stratton's design aesthetic yields striking instruments that really speak to their players. Mimicking natural shapes and textures, his electric violins look bold and unusual but preserve all of the physical reference points of your acoustic violin. The result is a unique expression of Jeff's artistic vision that feels like your regular violin, if a little heavier.
The in-your-face appearance of this four-string Stratton electric violin is more than just bravado; a Barbera Twin Hybrid bridge provides a rich, full tone, focused and strong. The Barbera works great with acoustic styles, but is uniquely well-suited for use with effects, performing exceptionally well in high-volume situations.
This 5-string Stratton Skull Standard electric violin would make an excellent addition to the arsenal of a touring player. If you need an electric violin that strikes as bold a stance on-stage as you do, look no further.
|Custom Stock Status||No|
|Wireless Compatibility||Line 6 Relay G10, Line 6 Relay G30|