Whatâ¦ what is it?
It’s a violin!
Looks like a ghost violin. And they play dance music on it in the video. Have I gone mad? Did I take the red pill and woke up in alternate 2016?
Nope. It’s a electric violin. Specifically, someone was crazy enough to take a Stradivarius violin (which is for violinists like a Gibson Les Paul is for a guitarist), and reimagine it as a weird but awesome 3D printed show with a body in one. room.
I see. Uh, why?
Because it resulted in a unique and brilliant instrument. Its weight is perfectly balanced and does not bother the musician. (In fact, because the center of gravity is closer to the shoulder, it is believed to reduce the risk of tendonitis in regular players.)
Sound control would be superb, with “optimum sound wave flow throughout the instrument”. The sound sensor is so good that there is no pre-amp, and the jack cable is near the bridge, to eradicate latency and avoid radio interference. Plus, let’s face it, the thing looks really cool.
I suddenly want a violin.
We agree. If ever there is an instrument that could free your Nigel Kennedy, Vanessa-Mae or (to add a classic reference and make us sound vaguely intellectual) Vivaldi, it is the 3Dvarius.
How can I get one?
Unfortunately, following the white rabbit and learning Kung Fu is not enough. You will have to support this beauty on Kickstarter for, uh, â¬ 6,299.
My enthusiasm just waned a bit.
We thought it might. But if you still want the 3Dvarius to exist, you can instead charge $ 15 for a CD, or better yet, spend $ 149 for a third-scale 3Dvarius miniature, and pretend you’re an amateur giant. classical music stuck in Matrix.