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The Realist Model RV5Pe Professional 5-String Amplified Acoustic (Acoustic-Electric) Violin

$2,220.00 $1,899.00
(You save $321.00)

The Realist Model RV5Pe Professional 5-String Amplified Acoustic (Acoustic-Electric) Violin

$2,220.00 $1,899.00
(You save $321.00)
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Product Description

The newest generation of amplified-acoustic Realist Violins are made in Europe with fully carved Carpathian spruce tops and nicely-figured backs and sides, set up in the David Gage shop, feature a Realist pickup built into the top plates of the instruments. These new models have a tone control as well as a volume control built into the treble side c-bout rib of the instruments. While easy to get to, they are varnished in the same manner as the violins, making the almost invisible.

Wittner Finetune geared tuners, installed in the David Gage shop, are an available (and highly recommended for live performance) option.

The Realist RV5Pe Pro Violin looks toward a new future for the violin. Amplifying the violin should be a pleasure, not a compromise.

The Look

The Realist Professional violins (both 4-string and 5-string models) come with a unique antique varnish treatment called Frantique. This varnish treatment can best described as the varnish on many of the great Baroque instruments, particularly later violins by Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu. This new acoustic-electric professional performance violin looks like it was made in the 1700s. Occasionally, we can get one of these great instruments with a non-antiqued varnish. Contact us if you want us to check, keeping in mind that the Frantique varnish treatment is very much part of the instruments standard appearance.

Thoughtful Design

The input jack is carefully built into the back, where it’s easily accessed and allows the patch cable to be dressed away, out of sight and out of the player's way. The volume knob, integrated in the treble-side rib, is camouflaged in the color of the violin's varnish.

Unparalleled Sound Color & Texture

The built-in Realist Transducer delivers all the natural luster of the instrument's true sound. The violin retains its organic qualities when amplified or acoustic, so there's no need for the player to adapt. The pickup system is completely serviceable; the electronics are easily removed for repair without compromising the instrument's structural integrity.

Price Matching

We are an authorized Dealer for Realist Violins and pickups. At the time of this product listing, our price for this instrument and options is the lowest allowed by the manufacturer. We will meet the price of any other Authorized Dealer for this instrument, with or without the optional case and/or Wittner geared tuners. 


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