The RES viola standard size is 40.5 cm. On request, we also make 39.5 and 41.5 violas.
Neck: one piece Balkan maple
Body: one piece Balkan maple
Sound board: red spruce, Val di Fiemme
Fingerboard, nut, pegs: Ebony
Varnish: Natural shellac applied by brush
Tailpiece: Ebony, w/ aramid fiber cord
String action: adjustable (Alter Ego Neck System)
String set: Pirastro / Larsen
String length: 39.5 / 40.5 (standard) / 41.5 cm
The RES violas come equipped with an active electronics system, powered with a 9V alkaline battery, and two sound sensors: one polymeric pickup, placed under the bridge, and a bridge-mounted microphone.
The proprietary active system is conceived to enhance the acoustic qualities of the ALTER EGO instruments. The two sound sources each have their own volume control so that a musician can easily shape their own desired sound.
All RES instruments are also equipped with the ALTER EGO Neck System, which allows to instantly adjust, even during a performance, the string action by changing the neck angle.