NS Design CR5 5-String Electric Violin

  • Item # 1175586
  • Model # CR5 VIOLIN
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Capable of producing everything from traditional acoustic tone to full-tilt electric sound, this radically innovative instrument works in virtually any musical context.The body is crafted in solid map… Learn More


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A violin for the new millennium.


  • CONSTRUCTION Straight grain solid maple body and neck, with a flamed maple face on body.
  • FINISH Traditional amber stain with polymer topcoat.
  • BODY REFERENCE BOUT Black dyed maple bout on treble side provides standard violin reference. Easily removable for unrestricted neck access.
  • FINGERBOARD Fretless ebony.
  • BRIDGE Maple. Integrated Polar piezo pickup system.
  • STRINGS D'Addario Helicore.
  • TUNING MACHINES Precision 40:1 fine tuners mounted on the body behind the bridge. Automatic string clamping for quick, easy string changing. Patented tuning mechanism.
  • PICKUP The Polar directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either lateral or vertical string vibration. Piezo adjustment is accessible from the outside of instrument. A three-way toggle switch allows the player to select the desired pickup and electronics options. 3 switch positions allow the player different bowed sounds: one switch position delivers the extended frequency response of modern low-impedance electronics for a full-blown electric sound. Another position activates electronic filters to replicate the frequency reponse of the traditional violin for an acoustic sound. The third setting is optimal for pizzicato technique as it captures vertical string vibration.
  • SHOULDER REST Ergonomic foam pad support is fully adjustable (up and down and tilt).
  • ELECTRONICS, MIXER, & CONTROLS Active 9-volt preamp by EMG with an internal headphone amp/circuit. Mono output jack.
  • * Volume
  • * Treble EQ
  • * Bass EQ
  • * Switch for Polar pickup
  • * Up ” vertical string vibration (pizzicato)
  • * Center ” horizontal string vibration for electric bowed sounds
  • * Down ” horizontal string vibration for acoustic bowed sounds

Technical Specification

NS Design CR5 5-String Electric Violin

  • LENGTH 540 mm (21.25")
  • WIDTH 110 mm (4 5/16")
  • THICKNESS 65 mm (2 9/16")
  • WEIGHT 720 gm (25.5 oz)