The EVO line maintains the same traditional building principles.
For its body structure, we chose a fiber-rich aluminum alloy that behaves similarly to classical tonewoods. Its sound board is in Italian red spruce. Its neck is in Balkan maple. Two sound posts act as natural sound equalizer.
The EVO instruments maintain the sound quality and rich tones of the Hollow Body acoustic line. As in BASSO, they are ergonomically designed to preserve a player’s correct posture. Our luthiers make sure that each EVO is fine-tuned to be easy to play with a smooth neck, a fingerboard properly dressed, a bridge correctly curved and set up.
The EVO instruments are built with rigorous standards and a variety of accessories are also offered.
EBONY: nut, fingerboard, chinrest, tailpiece, tailpiece button Balkan
MAPLE: neck and hollow body
Red SPRUCE: carved top with differentiated high/low bars, sound post
Natural shellac applied by brush with no base filler applied.
Select instrument have French polish finish.
Built-in shielded ALTER EGO polymeric active pickup. Built-in preamp and headphones amplifier.
– Master Volume
– Blender Control
– Line out/Headphone out
Despiau Mirecourt bridge in treated maple made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Gotoh tuning pegs with single adjustable torques and easy fine-tuning made on AlterEgo’s specs.
Pirastro Tonica strings.
Size & Weight
Our violins have the exact dimensions and weight of a traditional instrument. String length: 35.5 cm (14 in.) – Weight: 450 g (1 lbs.)
The 5-string violin has a neck section 3 mm wider than the 4-string version and the fingerboard has a tighter curve to provide better uniformity of action. The Low-C is a specially designed string supplied by Thomastik for high definition of sound.
We make viola in three different sizes: 39.5 cm (15 1/2 in.) – 40,5 cm (16 in.)- 41,5 cm (16 1/3 in.).
Over the years we have also made the following instruments:
- Well-tempered (reversible, rapid lace system to have frets on an otherwise smooth and well scooped fingerboard)