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Bridge Tasman Electro-Acoustic Violin

Regular price $2,120.00 USD
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The Tasman electro-acoustic from Bridge Violins is an excellent alternative for players looking for top shelf tone at a more affordable price. Build quality and materials are similar to the Golden Tasman, but there is more variance in the figure of the wood and color of the varnish. Unplugged, the Tasman's acoustic sound is excellent, with plenty of color and warmth, a clear, pure high end, and decent projection. The Tasman's amplified tone is where this instrument really shines -- it's darker and warmer than the Golden Tasman, with less brilliance on the high end, with a rich and powerful output signal. A custom hardshell case is included.

Bridge Tasman electro-acoustic violin's amplified tone is dark and rich, with a powerful output and good resistance to feedback; even the E string's sound isn't overly bright. It stands head and shoulders over almost anything else on the market at or below this price point.

Construction of the Tasman is (for the most part) quite traditional. A top of tightly grained spruce and a highly figured maple back and side are finished in a golden oil varnish. That finish is heavily (but artistically) antiqued. There are two main departures from the look of a classical violin. The first will be familiar to anyone who's seen a Bridge violin. The shield (inspired by the 1710 Stradivari Viola da Gamba) that has become one of the company's trademark details sits atop the peg box, instead of a traditional scroll. To mark the electro-acoustic's dual nature, a lightning bolt inlay on the shield goes in place of the stylized lowercase "b" that marks their line of purely electric instruments.

The inset output jack is a stroke of design genius. It allows any player, even traditional classical players who don't use a shoulder rest, to play the violin comfortably, as long as they use a cable with a straight (rather than right-angle) jack, solving a problem that players who don't use a shoulder rest quickly discover when they attempt to play certain acoustic-electric violins.

A hardshell case is included with all Tasman violins.

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