Sonic octave range
sub sonic - violin
chincello - viola
Electro Acoustic - £695
This is an Octave ( Baritone ) violin built on a 14½“ Viola body and fitted with Supersensitive Sensicore strings tuned one octave down on standard treble tuning; the low G is the same pitch as the top string of the Double Bass. The body is just ½” longer than a standard violin which makes the scale length almost identical to a standard violin.
The Sonic ChinCello is an octave Viola built on the same body but strung a fifth down at ADGC - the same as a Cello.
The image above shows the deeper Sub Sonic/ChinCello above a standard Sonic Attack.
These instrument produce fantastically rich tones through the systems high power pre amp circuit. Whilst you cannot just pick one up and play your favourite reel at full tilt straight away, within a few days this instrument will become an indispensable extension to your playing repertoire. The Sonic Octave range are ideal for bands with a “cluttered” line up of mid range instruments all trying to fit into a small acoustic space.
The Sub Sonic works surprising well acoustically - the ChinCello doesn't!
Either instrument can be converted to the other by restringing. If this is your intention please specify at time of ordering as string end lengths need to be compensated for changing peg positions.
Full size octave violas up to 16" can also be built to order.
These instruments are supplied in a lightweight oblong case with a brazilwood viola bow.