The Realist Violin

Our new amplified-acoustic RVs are made in Europe with fully carved Carpathian spruce, set up here at the shop, featuring the same rich tone, volume knob, and trusted Realist pickup built into the body:

RV4e: standard 4-string model. 

RV5e: standard 5-string model. 

RV4Pe: professional 4-string model, featuring premium choice Carpathian spruce, a tone knob, and optional geared tuners. 

RV5Pe: professional 5-string model, featuring premium choice Carpathian spruce, a tone knob, and optional geared tuners. 

The Realist Violin looks toward a new future for the violin. Amplifying the violin should be a pleasure, not a compromise.

Thoughtful Design

The input jack is carefully built into the back, where it’s easily accessed and allows the patch cable to be dressed away, out of sight and out of the player's way. The volume knob, integrated in the treble-side rib, is camouflaged in the color of the violin's varnish.

Unparalleled Sound Color & Texture

The built-in Realist Transducer delivers all the natural luster of the instrument's true sound. The violin retains its organic qualities when amplified or acoustic, so there's no need for the player to adapt. The pickup system is completely serviceable; the electronics are easily removed for repair without compromising the instrument's structural integrity.

Become a Dealer

Within North America: please contact Connolly Music Company, our exclusive North American distributor of Realist products.

Outside North America: please email orders@davidgage.com