Colour: AmberburstColour: Transparent RedColour: Black 

NS Design WAV4 Violin

List Price:  £640.00

UK Price:  £585.00 Inc. 20% VAT
Worldwide Price: £487.50


Designed and built to deliver great sound, excellent playability and long, dependable service, the NS WAV Series Violin provides an excellent affordable option both for serious professionals or student players

At the heart of every NS electric violin is the Polar™ Pickup System. Sensor and bridge geometry are integrated to translate every nuance to the amplifier and speaker system. The big, bold, and brilliant tone looks to the future, yet the sonic ingredients of the acoustic violin are present and can be tamed to become traditional in character. The NS Polar Pickup has the unique ability to analyze the direction of string vibration to enhance the bowed response and to facilitate bow technique. The unusually powerful piezo crystals do not require on-board power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries.

The reserve power of a well set up electric violin makes the instrument easier to play than a conventional acoustic. The NS WAV Violin's rock maple bridge is easily adjustable for the playing style and action height you prefer; high and powerful like a traditional violin, low and fast like an electric guitar, or anywhere in between. The ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string to optimize the tone and playability of every note. The neck is smooth and fast, with traditional thumb reference points for the scroll and heel. The removable bout provides accurate position reference for players accustomed to using the traditional body shape for reference.

Accurate, stable tuners are the key to reliable in-tune performance. The patented NS self-clamping tuning mechanism automatically grips the string ever more tightly as tension is applied, and the micrometer tuning is smooth and precise. This "set-it and forget-it" system is light-years ahead of the friction tuners found on traditional instruments.

Light weight and good balance are the essential comfort factors for any electric violin. The fully carved interior of the WAV Violin keeps the weight to the minimum, and the body mounted tuners bring the center of gravity back over the shoulder where it belongs. The shoulder rest is contoured and padded to provide stable support, and is fully adjustable accommodate differences in playing styles and body types.

NS Polar™ Pickup System

Additional weight is saved by advanced NS Polar™ piezo technology that eliminates the need for heavy on-board batteries and circuitry. The self-powered Polar electromechanical transducer, although technically referred to as a passive pickup, has a higher output than many active systems, providing unsurpassed dynamic range, clarity, and sheer power.

The directional piezo Polar Pickup responds selectively to either lateral string vibration (for dynamic bowing), and vertical vibration (for remarkably even and sustained plucked/pizzicato sound, like a mandolin). A switch allows the player to choose the desired response. The resulting sound retains the essential timbres of a fine acoustic violin, but is easily modified — via on-board controls or post-processing — to suit any sonic palette.

Custom Shoulder Rest

All NS Violins come equipped as standard with the NS Custom Shoulder Rest which features a malleable, foam-padded aluminum base which can bend and mold to the surface to the chest and shoulder and is designed to be physically formed by the player to fit the body perfectly for maximum playing comfort. In conjunction with the ergonomically contoured ebony chinrest, a wide range of height and angle adjustments can be made while the instrument is in playing position.

For enhanced versatility, NS Violin models also accept the Adjustable Chin Rest which offers a wider range of positions for individual fit, style and comfort, providing entirely new levels of ergonomic support, or the revolutionary NS Balanced Shoulder Rest which replaces both chin and shoulder rests and effectively "floats" the instrument in the desired playing position.

Hardshell Fitted Case Included

All NS Violins and Violas are supplied complete with a Cordura® covered, form-fitting custom hardshell case with handle and shoulder strap, separate compartments for shoulder rest and accessories, a bow compartment, and an exterior zipper pouch (Loaded weight: approx. 3.2kg / 7lb).

The WAV Series Violin Features

CONSTRUCTION Solid Maple Neck & Body for Rich Tone & Visual Grace, with Lightweight, Highly Carved Interior
FINISH Maple Face with a Solid High-Gloss Black Finish or Flame Maple Face with a Choice of Amberburst or Transparent Red Finishes
FINGERBOARD Hand-Graduated Ebony with Asymmetric Relief, Shaped For Effortless Play
ELECTRONICS NS Design Polar™ Directional Piezo Pickup System with Passive Volume and Tone Controls
TUNERS NS Design Patented 40:1 Tuning System Mounted on the Body Behind The Bridge For Precise, Stable Fine Tuning. Automatic String Clamping Allows For Quick, Easy String Change
MODEL OPTIONS 4 String & 5 String (Tuned Low C - E)
EXTRAS NS Custom Shoulder Rest - Ergonomically designed, stable, comfortable and fully adjustable
CASE Padded Form-fitting Hardshell Case

Construction Solid, straight grain maple body & neck
Finish Maple Face with Solid, High-Gloss Black finish or flame maple face with a choice of Amberburst, or Transparent Red finishes
Body Reference Bout Black-dyed maple bout on treble side provides standard violin reference, Removable for unrestricted neck access
Fingerboard Hand graduated ebony, Asymmetric relief, Shaped for effortless play
Bridge Black-dyed maple, Height adjustable via screws on back of body
Pickup NS Polar™ bridge mounted, self-powered, directional piezo pickup system
Electronics Passive circuit with high impedance output (no batteries required) / Volume control / Tone control (treble roll off)
Tuning Machines Precision 40:1 fine tuners mounted behind the bridge with Automatic string clamping for quick, easy string changing
Length 54cm (21.25")
Width 11cm (4.3")
Thickness 6.5cm (2.56")
Weight - WAV4 670g (1.47lb)
WEIGHT - WAV5 695g (1.53lb)
Scale Length 33cm (13")
String Spacing @ NUT 16.2mm (0.64”)
STRING SPACING @ BRIDGE 33.5mm (1.32")
Strings NS Design/D'Addario NS310 Medium tension, stranded steel core
Accessories Contoured Ebony chin rest + Fully Adjustable NS Custom Shoulder Rest
Case Cordura covered, form fitting hard foam core / Dimensions: 81cm x 21cm x 14cm (32" x 8.5" x 5.5") / Loaded Weight: 3.2kg (7lb)

NS Design artist-in-residence, Edward Howe with the WAV Violin

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