Home > Instruments > Cricket Violin >

Cricket,Viola
Cricket electric violin and viola fiddle, American made


 
A durable, portable, 14" scale viola (tuned CGDA), can be played acoustic or electric with optional pickup. Includes adjustable chin/shoulder rest and strap on bridge protector. (See Cricket Violin for more photos)
base price: $470.00

total price with options: $470.00

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: Complete Specifications

Made in: Sheffield Massachusetts U.S.A.
Weight: 15 oz. including rest
Dimensions: Overall length 23” Viola 24"; body 13” x 4”
Scale: Violin 13"; Viola 14"
Neck: Solid Maple, Walnut, or Mahogany, (black stained); 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/Deep Brown color
Bridge: Precision, custom, laser-cut hard maple, hand-stained in black.
Tailpiece: Laser-cut and thermo-formed cast high impact acrylic
Strings: Violin 4/4 Thomastik Infeld Alphayue synthetic core; Viola 3/4 size
Tuners: Grover 2B friction tuners with E string fine tuner or Optional Peghed 4:1 geared fine black tuners
Chin/Shoulder Rest, included: Laser-cut, thermo-formed high impact 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 (modified Alvin BTR-4 document tube)
Bow and Rosin: Optional kit with Anton Breton fiberglass, medium flex, horsehair, bow and D’Addario VR200 light rosin

1/3/19
dw


1/26/18 Update - Viola scale necks finally available. 14" scale in CGDA tuning.

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.

Alex plays the Viola

Accessories
Fiddle Method Book 1 and CD by Chris Wagoner Violin Sound Post Setting Kit Cricket Violin Hardshell Tube Case Cricket Violin Mute: Ultra USA
base price: $9.99

Add
base price: $12.95

Add
base price: $59.00

Add
base price: $5.95

Add
Fiddle Method, book, songbook, violin sound post setting kit cricket, violin, fiddle, bag, case, TKL, USA Cricket Violin Mute: Ultra USA
20 Easy Tunes for the Beginning Fiddler 2 DVD set Fishman Loudbox Mini Amp Cricket Violin Softshell Gigbag with Bridge Protector
base price: $39.95

Add
base price: $329.95

Add
base price: $59.00

Add
20 easy tunes, twenty, ukulele songbook fishman amplifier cricket, violin, fiddle, bag, case, TKL, USA

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »