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Wind Fiddles 5-string electric violin, walnut

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  • Estimated delivery: Jul 15 - Jul 19
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This 5-string violin from Wind Fiddles luthier Al Patterson is handmade from Walnut with a hand-rubbed finish. This finishing technique gives the wood a deep glow that cries out to be touched. The patent-pending design is compatible with Kun or Wolf-like shoulder rests and comes stock with a Kun. The Barbera Twin Hybrid pickup provides a rich, fat, amplified sound.

Case not included. Optionally add a Bobelock 1007 shaped wooden violin case for $109.00.

Al Patterson started out building electric violins in high school with his dad. Now, with a decade of engineering experience under his belt, he has focused his attention on designed and crafting the perfect electric violin. The product of his efforts are his 'Wind Fiddles,' which we are proud to carry!

Himself a discerning electric violinist, the design of this violin stems from Al's three core tenets: 1 - the violin should be aesthetically pleasing; 2 - the violin should be a delight to play; 3 - the violin should provide no excuse to get left behind.

We think Al has created a fantastic instrument that honors all three points, employing and innovating on all the best violin design ideas while inventing several new ones of his own! The result? Classic, clean lines, light weight, ergonomic playing experience, and rich tone. The attention placed on designing the instrument specifically for the player is what sets Wind Fiddles apart.

As with other notable ergonomic designs, the Wind Fiddle ditches the scroll and places tuning pegs (Wittner Fine-Tune planetary tuners) at the shoulder. The angled pegbox design places all pegs on one side for effortless tuning.

As for comfort, the Wind Fiddles proprietary shoulder rest adaptor allows any (standard) shoulder rest to be used, while keeping the violin as slim as possible. The shoulder rest adaptor allows independent up/down adjustment of both ends of the shoulder rest pad as well as providing adjustment toward and away from the player’s neck.

Wind Fiddles offers a limited 1-year warranty.



  • Removable shoulder rest adaptor compatible with Kun, Wolf, Bon-Musica, Fiddlerman, Everest, etc. (ships with Kun. Inquire for different setups.)
  • All electronic controls integrated into shoulder rest adaptor - easy access to volume knob while playing
  • Slim design that fits into a backpack, pedal bag, or poster tube
  • Lightweight - weighs under 1.5 lb fully set up WITH shoulder rest
  • Weight concentrated at shoulder for balance and a featherweight playing experience



  • Material: Walnut with Ebony fingerboard
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed varnish oil
  • Barbera 5-string twin hybrid pickup
  • Wittner Fine-Tune Pegs
  • 1/4” Switchcraft output jack on violin
  • 1/4” Pure-tone input and output jacks on shoulder rest adaptor
  • 1 MΩ smooth sweep volume potentiometer, integrated into shoulder rest adaptor
  • Helicore strings
  • Kun shoulder rest
  • Flesch style chinrest
  • Pre-fitted with Pro Rock Strap Lock hardware for hands-free playing (bring/make your own strap)
  • Setup
  • Low action
  • Neck and fingerboard width is similar to a standard 4 string acoustic
  • String spacing is well balanced and slightly tighter than a standard 4-string acoustic
  • 13” scale length
  • Playing Weight: 1 lb 7 oz (653 g) - WITH shoulder rest


In the Box

  • Wind Fiddles 5-string violin
  • Shoulder Rest Adaptor with Volume Knob and Kun shoulder rest pad
  • Extra 1/4” patch cable
  • Hex Key for shoulder rest pad adjustment
  • Hex Key for 1/4-20” tripod/camera screws
  • Wall / Tripod Hanger
  • Tripod mount
  • Pro Rock Strap Lock snaps for creating your own hands-free strap

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