NS Design Violin


NS Design WAV Series violin

The NS WAV Violin is the perfect electric violin for any player interested in exploring the world of amplified or electronic performance. Full, natural tone, outstanding comfort, and sophisticated design are combined in an instrument which is simply a pleasure to play.
Polar™ Pickup System: Great natural sound, with volume and tone controls.
Ebony Fingerboard: Shaped for effortless play.
Maple Neck and body: For rich tone and Visual grace.
Precision tuners: Accurate, rock-stable tuners rarely need adjustment.
Light Weight: Highly carved interior for light comfort.
Ergonomic Shoulder Rest: Stable, comfortable support is fully adjustable.
Included: Fabric covered hard foam core Case.


Code Description RRP In Stock
NSD-VN-WAV4BLK NS WAV4 Violin 4 String Black $849.00 Yes
NSD-VN-WAV4AMB NS WAV4 Violin 4 String Amber Burst $849.00 Yes
NSD-VN-WAV4TPR NS WAV4 Violin 4 String Transparent Red $849.00 Yes
NSD-VN-WAV5BLK NS WAV5 Violin 5 String Black $979.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-WAV5AMB NS WAV5 Violin 5 String Amber Burst $979.00 Yes
NSD-VN-WAV5TPR NS WAV5 Violin 5 String Transparent Red $979.00 Enquire

NXT Series violin

NXT Violin –4 or 5 string, standard or fretted– opens up a new horizon for the serious musician seeking to play a world-class electric violin on a limited budget. These instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.


Scale Length: 330 MM
Body/Neck: Solid, straight grain maple, with maple face (Black model) or flame maple face (Sunburst
model) on body.
Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony
Bridge: Black-dyed maple, height adjustable via screws on back of body. PRECISION TUNING


HARDWARE: 40:1 fine tuners are mounted on the body behind the bridge for precise, stable tuning.
Automatic string clamping allows for quick, easy string changes.
Pickup: The Polar™ directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either lateral string
vibration (for dynamic bowing) or vertical string vibration (for remarkably even and sustained plucked/
pizzicato sound, like a mandolin). A switch allows the player to choose the desired response.
Electronics & Controls: Passive circuit with high impedance output, no batteries required. Volume
control and Tone control (treble roll off).
Chin & Shoulder Rest: Ergonomically designed to support the instrument securely without the left
hand. The padded shoulder rest is fully adjustable for height and angle. Knobs are located within
easy reach of the right hand so adjustments can be made with the instrument in playing position.
Included: Fabric covered hard foam core Case.


Code Description RRP In Stock
NSD-VN-NXT4AMB NS NXT4 Violin 4 String Amber $1,699.00 Yes
NSD-VN-NXT4BLK NS NXT4 Violin 4 String Black $1,699.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-NXT5AMB NS NXT5 Violin 5 String Amber $1,899.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-NXT5BLK NS NXT5 Violin 5 String Black $1,899.00 Enquire

CR Series violin

NS Design’s CR Series violin, available in both 4 and 5 string models, is becoming the preeminent electric violin on the market today.

The solid-body NS Violin incorporates the familiar performance features of an acoustic instrument,
including a removable body segment to provide the left-hand reference position of a traditional
instrument. Traditional string spacing and scale length facilitate the transition from the acoustic
instrument to the world of the electric violin. Direct amplification and recording capabilities allow
the violinist to experience the vast range of electronic and amplified performance opportunities, yet
continue to savor the essence and timeless magic of the violin.


Length: 540 MM Width: 110 MM
Thickness: 65 MM
Weight: 0.72KGS
Scale Length: 330 MM


Construction: Straight grain quarter-sawn solid maple body and neck, with a flame maple face.


Finish: Traditional amber stain with polymer top coat.


Body Reference Bout: Black-dyed maple bout on treble side provides standard violin reference.
Easily removable for unrestricted neck access.

Fingerboard: Hand-graduated ebony.


Bridge: Black-dyed maple, height adjustable via screws on back of body.


Precision Tuning Hardware: 40:1 fine tuners are mounted on the body behind the bridge for precise,
stable tuning. Automatic string clamping allows for quick, easy string changes.


Polar Pickups: The Polar™ directional piezo pickup system responds selectively to either lateral
string vibration (for dynamic bowing) or vertical string vibration (for remarkably even and sustained
plucked/pizzicato sound).


Active Electronics: Dual mode preamp allows the player to choose between two distinct tone
qualities: (1) the extended frequency response of modern low impedance electronics, for full-blown
“electric” sound, and (2) active electronic shaping to replicate the frequency response of the traditional
violin, for a more “acoustic” sound. A three-way toggle switch allows the player to select the desired
pickup and electronics options.


Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass and 3 – way switch for polar pickup. FORWARD – Vertical String
Vibration, CENTER – lateral String Vibration, BACK – Lateral String Vibration “acoustic” timbre for
arco. HEADPHONE JACK: 1/8” headphone jack for silent practice and self-monitoring.


Chin & Shoulder Rest: Ergonomically designed to support the instrument securely without the left
hand. The Custom Shoulder Rest can be formed by the player to fit the body perfectly. The violin can
also attach to the optional Balanced Shoulder Rest,
Included: Fabric covered hard foam core case


Code Description RRP In Stock
NSD-VN-CR4AMB NS CR4 Violin 4 String Amber $3,099.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-CR5AMB NS CR5 Violin 5 String Amber $3,299.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-CR4AMBAC NS CR4 Violin 4 String Amber Adjustable Chin Rest $3,299.00 Enquire
NSD-VN-CR5AMBAC NS CR5 Violin 5 String Amber Adjustable Chin Rest $3,499.00 Enquire


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The NS Design range starting at $849, including bow, case and rosin, is available in several colours. Please call Animato Strings on 1300 739 777 to check availability or click HERE to order (a new window opens). Not all the range is listed online for order.