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All Black Cricket
Cricket electric violin fiddle, American made


 
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A durable, portable, full scale violin with great acoustic and electric sound.
price: $420.00


Electronics

Open to Source Sensors internal pickup [+$85.00]
Peghed Tuner Upgrade

Upgrade to Peghed internally geared tuners [+$75.00]
Fiberglass Bow + Rosin

Fiberglass bow + rosin [+$49.00]
Cricket Case

Cricket Soft Case [+$59.00]

 
Magic Fluke Cricket Violin: Complete Specifications

Made in: Sheffield Massachusetts U.S.A.
Weight: 15 oz. including rest
Dimensions: Overall length 23”; body 13” x 4”; scale 4/4 (12.75”)
Neck: Solid Maple, Walnut, or Mahogany; hand rubbed urethane oil finish
Top: Solid one-piece Adirondack Red Spruce; nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Fingerboard: Flaxwood polymer/wood composite injection-molded
Body: Glass reinforced injection-molded thermoplastic
Bridge: Precision, custom, laser-cut hard maple
Tailpiece: Laser-cut and thermoformed cast acrylic
Strings: Thomastik Infeld Alphayue synthetic core
Tuners: Grover 2B friction tuners with E string fine tuner or Optional Peghed 4:1 geared fine tuners
Chin/Shoulder Rest: Laser-cut, thermoformed acrylic with 3M Grip Strip high friction pads. Three-way adjustable height and angle settings to accommodate all players
Pickup: Optional internal “Open to Source” passive sound board transducer and ¼” output jack
Case: Optional TKL custom black padded gig bag with bridge protector and bow sleeve; or hard-shell poly cylindrical tube case
Bow and Rosin: Optional kit with Anton Breton fiberglass, medium flex, horsehair, bow and D’Addario VR200 light rosin

10/30/17
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Just like Magic Fluke's renowned Fluke, Flea and Firefly ukuleles, the Cricket shares the same distinctive design and quality features. The Cricket is a full-scale violin, versatile enough to satisfy seasoned violin and fiddle players looking for an affordable, durable travel instrument as well as beginner students seeking a fully set-up, ready-to-play first instrument. Furthermore, the Cricket is made in the USA.

With its unique open headstock and use of simple Grover friction pegs or optional geared Pegheds, the Cricket Violin is remarkably easy to tune or restring. Like our other instruments, the body is molded of a high quality, glass reinforced, durable thermoplastic for stiffness and resonance. The arched top is CNC machined solid spruce with a choice of solid walnut, mahogany or maple neck. The included chin and shoulder rest is adjustable three ways to accommodate all players. The end result is a surprisingly full range, warm sounding violin that's comfortable to hold and easy to play.



3/14/17 Update - Added black to the color options including a black stained walnut neck - very sharp. Viola scale option should be available in April. Designed around a 14" scale, it promises to be a great alternative for a compact travel instrument for both practice and performing with the excellent built in 'Open to Source' pickup.

12/15/16 Update - After evaluating a number of different strings, we settled on Thomastik Alphayue as the best match for the Cricket adding both volume and warmth to its tone. These are now standard and a real bargain for a synthetic string.

3/20/15 Update
– New Open Source Sensors pick up is now available. This high quality U.S.A. made soundboard transducer is a big improvement over the previous system. Known for their warm, accurate acoustic sound reproduction, these custom made pickups give the Cricket a surprisingly big rich sound. Because of the unique mounting between the sound post and the top, no preamp is required which means no battery to worry about, super light weight, AND lower cost.

9/16/14 UpdateFinally dialed in the adjustable chin/Shoulder rest along with a few other improvements. The chin rest was shifted further away from the instrument and the shoulder rest was tucked further under the instrument providing a more balanced support. The neck was also modified to allow for an additional 1.5” of unobstructed top plate area. This combined with the downsizing of the sound holes, resulted in a more balanced output with improved low end resonance. The pickup transducer was also moved further under the bridge for increased response plugged in. Everyone’s support and feedback has been very helpful as we continue to make improvements – thanks.


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