During the 1980’s, we began developing our own unique approach to the technology of acoustic instrument amplification,  In 1989 we began to concentrate more on electric and acoustic/electric violin family instruments, a concentration that culminated in the development of the patented Skyinbow S1 electric violin.

We have never stood still at Skyinbow. In response both to the needs and wishes of our customers and to advances in technology, Skyinbow has continued to develop and improve its products.  Led by technology, inspired by tradition and rooted in traditional craft skills, Skyinbow’s mission is to bring you, the acoustic/electric musician, new opportunities to express your art.

Building on over 30 years of experience, experimentation and expertise, the various members of Skyinbow’s violin electric and acoustic/electric family are amongst the most highly-regarded instruments of their kind available today.

Reknowned for playability, accuracy of sound and sheer tonal quality, Skyinbow violin family instruments bring pleasure to both player and listener across a wide range of musical styles ranging from country, folk, classical, rock and pop to jazz. 

All Skyinbow pickup systems and electric and acoustic/electric instruments feature the latest generation of Skyinbow handbuilt transducers and rechargeable Pure Acoustic Power Series active preamplifier systems.

Engineered to give the best possible audio performance, the Skynbow pickup system delivers an audio performance akin to that of a microphone. The rechargeable active electronics keep the additional weight of the system to an absolute minimum, adding to an even more natural playing experience.

The Skyinbow dream of accurately amplifying bowed string instruments has resulted in a range of pickup systems and electric and acoustic/electric violin family instruments that sound and play just like their acoustic counterparts.

Please note that our violin building workshops are currently closed

About Pure Acoustic Limited
Pure Acoustic Limited was formed in 2011 by  Bob (Robbie) Thomas, a music instrument industry veteran and lifelong folk musician; Richard Gleave, a skilled musician and geophysicist; and  Kenneth (Kenny) Johnson (the designer of the ground-breaking Skyinbow S1 violin, the revolutionary Linnd violin shoulder rest, and developer of the original chinrest-mounted Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Active Transducer System concept. Kenny stepped down from Pure Acoustic Ltd. in 2018, leaving Richard and Bob to carry on the development of Skyinbow pickup systems and violins. 

In addition to Skyinbow pickup systems and violins, Pure Acoustic Limited also manufactures and distributes the unique, natural-sounding Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems for all manner of acoustic stringed instruments and the unique, patented Linnd violin shoulder rest.

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