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Setting up an equalizer for your violin

Setting up an equalizer for your violin

Aug 13 2019

The equalizer is an essential music tool that you need to understand in order to improve the sound of your electric violin and compositions. 1. What is an equalizer? An…

Why would you want to rehair a bow?

Why would you want to rehair a bow?

Aug 06 2019

The bow is as important as your violin. The rehairing of a bow consists in replacing a worn strand of horsehair that has become ineffective for playing a bowed string instrument.

What are the benefits of in-ear monitors?

What are the benefits of in-ear monitors?

Jul 30 2019

In-ear monitors have impressed and are now attracting an increasing number of instrumentalists. Earphones allow you to use a mix so that it can be heard directly by the musician.


How it’s made

Drawing

The goal was to create a unique instrument inspired by the shape of a traditional violin while refining the form and supports to obtain a more aesthetic design, simpler, lighter and transparent.

Design

The 3Dvarius design required various steps:
> Mass optimization, to keep the structure light and to free the musician’s movements.
> Acoustic study and wave propagation optimization throughout the body of the instrument.
> Mechanical resistance studies to ensure proper resistance to the strings’ pressure.

3D-printing

Our choice of 3d-printing technology is stereolithography* because of its exceptional printing definition and the strength of its printed objects.
*Stereolithography is a 3D printing technology used for producing models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts up one layer at a time by curing a photo-reactive resin with a UV laser or another similar power source.

Post-printing treatment: Deburring

At this stage all the excess resin from the printing stage is manually removed. Then precision tools are used to perfectly complete the process.

Post-printing treatment: Cleaning and blowing

The body of the instrument is cleaned with a cleaning solution and high pressure blowing.

Post-printing treatment: UV polymerization

This step aims to protect the instrument from external harm by completely polymerizing the violin’s structure.

Surface treatment

Surfaces in contact with the strings and the musician’s body are sanded with extreme precision to ensure sound purity and offer optimal playing comfort.

Final assembly

This is the most delicate step, as it is the first time when the structure of the violin is subjected to actual string pressure. The stringing and tuning must be done progressively and be perfectly symmetrical to attain the perfect chord.

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Video credit: Géraldine Puel

The 3Dvarius, the first fully playable 3D printed and electric violin

Welcome to the « 3Dvarius » website. This is the first fully playable electric violin created by 3D printing technology and based on the model of a real Stradivarius violin. Printed as a single piece, the 3Dvarius violin departs from traditional musical instrument production technology.
Combining the precision and power of 3D-printing with ancient violin-making skills, its innovative design, in the service of violinist, marks a further step toward the perfect symbiosis between musician and instrument.

The 3Dvarius is produced in limited and numbered series. The next serie will be produced in…

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Design: Laurent Bernadac

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NEW GENERATION ELECTRIC VIOLINS

We design and produce electric violins including the 3Dvarius, the Line and the Equinox.
We combine best technologies with ancient violin-making skills to reach the ultimate symbiosis between the musician and his electric violin.

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