Featuring an excellent tone, a really natural feel and a lithium coin-cell battery, this violin is a fantastic pro level piece of kit, perfect for performance and recording.
The enclosed air resonates to provide a rich amplified violin sound while maintaining the strength and durability of a solid body instrument. This one is finished in a striking green/black finish. This British designed violin is hand made in China - comes complete with a carbon fibre bow and case.
Great tone, striking style, and flexibility - What more can you ask for? The Bridge Aquila is built so that critical measurements conform to those of a standard acoustic violin, so it feels natural to play. The neck and fingerboard are made just like your acoustic violin's, with traditional materials and construction. The body is anything but traditional - molded from a composite of carbon fiber and Kevlar, it's not much heavier than an acoustic violin, while being incredibly strong. (Don't try this at home, but Bridge once hit one of their basses with a sledgehammer without breaking it!)
The case comes with four bow holders and is a very dramatic and attractive red and black combination. There is also a large canvas cover for sheet music.
Power for the active pre amp is supplied by a single 3V lithium coin-cell battery, which weighs virtually nothing, yet will last for approximately 1,000 hours of playing time. This instrument is a green burst, darkening to black at the edges..
The Bridge Aquila violin comes with an oblong hard case, Pirastro Tonica strings and a carbon composite bow. Price includes our free shop adjustment.
The body is hollow, moulded from a kevlar and carbon fibre composite giving a high strength to weight ratio. It is smooth and forgiving when played presenting an open sound without the use of reverb or delay, and allows low volume practise without the use of headphones or amps. Highly stable across temperature and humidity ranges.
Inspired by a Stradivari 1701 Viola da Gamba and modified to the modern sized peg box this headstock has become the trademark of ‘Bridge’. The distinctive shield, through peg box and neck is carved from a single maple block.
The high quality ebony pegs are professionally fitted to give a smooth tuning action. The Aquila standard is fitted with Thomastik Dominant strings or equivalent. The Aquila octave is fitted with specialist octave strings designed to perform an octave lower at the violin string length.
The ebony fingerboard and nut are shaped to modern orchestral measurements and traditionally finished.
This is a Dresden style chinrest. The style may vary with availability but will always be of an equal quality.
This is a Wittner lightweight alloy tailpiece fitted with integral tuners.
Ebony endpin in keeping with all the high quality ebony fittings on this instrument.
The bridge houses the ‘Bridge’ pick up system, a piezo crystal configuration, designed specifically and only for use with our instruments. It is designed to pick up both the string vibration and the body resonance generated from the hollow composite body. Utilising all the properties of a traditional acoustic bridge it captures the warmth of tone synonymous with its acoustic counterpart, with no feedback
The battery holder is located neatly on the underside of the instrument and powers the Bridge Active Circuitry. It houses a 3V coin cell battery, which keeps the instruments light, is readily available and easy to fit. It provides approximately 3000 hours playing time, and only drains whilst the jack is connected.
Each model has its own sophisticated active circuitry, frequency dedicated to each model and designed to perform in conjunction with the ‘Bridge’ pick-up system. It supplies power to drive effects and radio packs and puts the string player on equal footing with every other amplified instrument in the band. The bespoke Aquila Octave circuitry is designed to support the frequency register of the octave strings.
¼ inch jack - industry standard. The switch jack system automatically switches the active circuitry on and off as the jack is inserted or removed. It is carefully positioned and angled to avoid drag and interference from the cable. We have also ensured that the angle and proportions are compatible with all common wireless solutions.
All our electric range of instruments carry a volume and tone control, easily accessible for quick adjustment during performance. The tone control is a tilt control, not a boost/cut control, changing the tonal range of the instrument.
Body Length: 358mm
Neck Stop: 130mm
Body Stop: 195mm
Weight: 500g approx
Nut width: 24.0mm
String spacing at nut: 16.5mm
String spacing at bridge: 34.0mm
String tunings: G d a e’
Pickup: BRIDGE pick up Piezo Configuration
Pre-amp: Active surface mount pre amp
Output: Instrument Output 100mV nominal
Load Resistance: 10K Ohms minimum
Battery: 1 x Lithium 3V CR2032
Battery life playing time: Approx 3000 hours