Ned Steinberger and David Gage have conceived a truly acoustic amplified violin”the Realist Violin. The RV Series 4- and 5-String Violins feature a high-quality aged spruce top, flamed maple ribs and back, and a rich acoustic tone. The integrated Realist transducer ensures the highest acoustic fidelity. The ergonomically placed, acoustically integrated jack keeps the instrument balanced and conveniently conceals the cable. The integrated volume knob enables the player immediate access to volume control on stage. Whether you're into rock, hip-hop, bluegrass, or good old fiddling, the Realist RV Series 4- and 5-String Violins are the answer.