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
Strings: 4 or 5 (with low C)
The RES violins 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.
— The ESSENTIAL model comes with a single under-the-bridge polymeric pickup with an active buffering system and volume control, and external battery.
LEFT-HANDED: On request, we also make left-handed violins, with full left-handed ergonomics.
5-STRING: On request, we also make 5-strings violins with low-C, with slightly wider fingerboard.
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.