The award-winning Skyinbow S1 electric violin is an extremely popular,
versatile and successful live performance instrument. Suitable
for both expert and beginner alike, the Skyinbow S1 sits as comfortably
in the electro-orchestral environment as it does in those of country,
jazz, folk or heavy rock.
The Skyinbow S1 is handmade from fine tonewoods. The neck and patented
back brace are made from solid maple, coupled with maple and spruce
for its body. The patented design and construction of the
Skyinbow S1 gives it a warm, natural resonance with almost no microphonic
body noise, feedback or wolf notes, even in high volume situations.
Like all Skyinbow electric and electric/acoustic violins, the S1
is fitted with the latest generation Pure Acoustic transducer and
battery-free, rechargeable preamplifier system, which means that
no external preamplifier is required. The preamplifier is recharged
simply by plugging a PP3 battery into the S1s output jack
socket, using the special lead provided. The battery-free active
electronics keep the additional weight of the system to an absolute
minimum, adding to an even more natural playing experience.
The Pure Acoustic transducer and preamplifier system gives the Skyinbow
S1 an extremely accurate acoustic violin sound when used in conjunction
with a suitable amplification system.
The Skyinbow S1 can also be used in conjunction with effects pedals
and processors. Although its sound is essentially that of an acoustic
violin, it is more than capable of entering rock and heavy metal
territory when driving distortion pedals and other high gain amplifiers.
The Skyinbow S1 is available in a range of stunning finishes in
both solid and translucent colours.
Violin and Viola
Skyinbow have now launched a range of electro-acoustic violins and
violas that feature the latest generation Pure Acoustic transducer
and battery-free, active preamplifier system. This means that
no external preamplifier is required.
The specially-designed chinrest houses the new active pre-amplifier,
1/4 output jack socket and rechargeable power supply. The
power supply is recharged simply by plugging a PP3 battery into
the output jack socket, using the included special lead.
to provide players with affordable, professional level electro-acoustic
violins and violas, these instruments are available in two distinct
Models 26, 28 and 29 are made from European maple and spruce, with
quality ebony fittings and are professionally set up for players
who require a violin for playing in, for example, an amplified electric
Models 4, 6 and 8 are handcrafted from quality European timber and
feature superior quality ebony fittings. The top and back plates
are individually tap-tuned and are hand-finished in a traditional
spirit varnish. The superior acoustic sound of this range
of violins means that they are especially suited to amplified folk
and classical music environments.