Electric violin: the future?
The future of music is on the horizon, according to electric violin designer and engineer James O’Sullivan.
He told the Irish Independent that electric violins are in a very interesting spot right now.
They are an instrument that has the potential to be used in a variety of ways in a myriad of settings, but it is the technology and the instruments that have to really shine first and foremost.
Electric violins need to be lighter than most other instruments and be able to play the same notes as a standard violin, he said.
“That is a big advantage for electric violin makers,” he said, adding that he would like to see electric violas become part of the world’s cultural landscape, rather than be limited to the museums and theatres.
Electric violas are more affordable than other instruments, which is a huge plus, he added.
James O’Malley, co-founder of the Irish electric violin company Electric Mustang, has already set up a crowdfunding campaign to fund the production of electric violids, and said that he hopes the project will reach its $20,000 target within a month.
The electric violin is a very important instrument, he continued, but there is so much more to it.
I hope the money will be enough to start production and that we can produce some electric violis in 2018, he told the Independent.
If we don’t get to that point, the next step is to go to other manufacturers, and we will see what happens.
Irish electric violin manufacturer Electric Mustangs founder James OMalley has set up his own crowdfunding campaign for the electric violin production of 2018.
He told the publication that the funding goal was around €200,000 ($230,000) and that he is optimistic about reaching the target.
“If we do, then we will have a production of our own and we can start with the design and build the instruments,” he added, adding he is confident that the funds will be sufficient.
Electric mustangs are also looking to expand their range and reach beyond Europe, as the market is becoming increasingly competitive.
Last year, electric violin maker Pulsar unveiled its first electric violin made in Italy, and is now looking to produce a range of other electric instruments.
With the launch of the electric mustang in 2018 there is a great opportunity for electric mustangs to become part the world of art, music and design.