Cecilio 4/4 CVNAE Acoustic/Electric Violin in Pearl White

Style and Looks

If you have the chutzpah to handle a white violin, then this baby budget beauty may be the one for you.

The Cecilio 4/4 CVNAE is a Full Size (4/4) Acoustic & Electric Violin.  It is built with a hand-carved solid spruce top and solid maple back & sides.  Piezo pick-ups fitted in to the instrument provide enough power to push its sound out through any amplification system. As you’d expect, it comes equipped with volume and tone controls to tweak your signature sound. The spectacular white body is off-set with deep dark ebony pegs, chin rest and fingerboard. The ebony tailpiece is kitted out with 4 nickel-plated fine tuners.

The Whole Package

For the price you’ll get a Brazilwood bow with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair. There is a lightweight foam fitted hard case (with internal pockets and external carry straps. You have an adjustable shoulder rest with soft foam padding and soft rubber feet. The package is completed by a spare bridge, high quality rosin and an instrument cable to hook into your amp.

Cecilio 4/4 CVNAE-Black+SR Ebony Fitted Acoustic/Electric...
  • 4/4 (Full Size) Acoustic & Electric Violin
  • Hand-carved solid spruce top, solid maple back & sides with volume and...
  • Ebony pegs, chin rest and fingerboard, tailpiece with 4 nickel plated...

Electronics

It is an acoustic violin equipped with electronics. As such, when not amplified, it sounds like a standard acoustic violin. It produces a warm sound and when plugged in the electric sound is faithful to the acoustic equivalent.  Cable output to the amp comes from the right on this right-handed violin, you’ll be pleased to know: it’s tidier that way.

This type of acoustic-electric hybrid is ideal if you are looking to play acoustic styles with amplification: you get to preserve the richness of tone you get from traditional acoustic violins. You can get caught out though if you want to play louder with “full band” performances: you may experience issues with feedback that send your sound engineer shrieking. Using effects boxes with these violins may also cause feedback problems which may overload sound quality through the stacks. So for a lot of amplified work, it is better to use a general solid-body instrument to provide a more predictable output at any volume.

Conclusions

As with any musical instrument, once you start to play it, you’ll want to make your own little customisations: fit different strings, use your own favourite bow or your preferred rosin, maybe clip on a tuner. But this package gives you everything you need to get started. You don’t need amplification to get things moving, but you can plug it in to play, if you’d like.

If you don’t need the electrics, Cecilio offer this instrument as a pure acoustic version: same precocious color but without the wires! But as a budget violin package, this is a great place to start.

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