$ 2,799.00 $ 3,710.00
The NS CR4 Viola has a remarkable tonal range due to its innovative Polar™ pickup system. The NS Viola is able to selectively capture the string vibration favored for both bow and pizzicato technique with stunning brilliance and sensitivity. Now the violist can shed the constraints of the acoustic instrument, and enjoy full, rich, powerful sound from an instrument that is very comfortable to play.
The NS Viola is crafted of solid maple, with an elegant flame maple face. This lightweight solid-body design transfers the full spectrum of sound to the pickup without feedback, and is very stable even with changes in temperature and humidity. The ergonomic shoulder and chin rest provide comfortable, stable support, and a removable treble side bout is included for left hand position reference. The solid ebony fingerboard is hand graduated for consistent string articulation.
The dual mode preamp allows the player to choose between two very distinct tone qualities. The first mode delivers the full frequency response of modern low impedance electronics, for a rich, full-blown "electric" sound. The second is balanced to produce the frequency response of the traditional viola, for a more "acoustic" sound. A threeway toggle switch allows the player to select the desired pickup and electronics options. Additional controls include volume and individual bass EQ & treble EQ controls.
The NS CR4 Viola comes with a signature NS Designs case that can stores two bows, the shoulder rest, cable and additional accessories. The NS CR4 is available in the beautiful standard Original Finish, or in four striking Custom Exotic Tops - Zebrawood, Poplar Burl, Quilt Maple or Slate Grey. These special options usually take a bit longer to come to us from the manufacturer, so additional lead times apply.