Vicellotar 'V'
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The Vicellotar 'V' features a Barbera 5 string Twin Hybrid transducer bridge.

The tuning is as follows from low to high: G-D-A-E-B (one octave below a violin).
Yet the Vicellotar 'V' still has the full high range of a violin as well.
If you were to capo the 5th stop, the instrument would be very close to the same scale length as a violin, (just .200" over a violin's scale) and the pitch would be exactly the same as a 5 string violin (cgdae).
The reason for this gradual design change from my original bulkier lower tuned (deabf#) Vicellotar was;
 I basically wanted to be able to play anything that a violinist could play, and yet still have an extra octave of lower notes as well....
I have always loved the violins range, but like many electric violinists, I wanted more low range as well.
Also, that fact that I need to play the violin in a non-guitar like position, is why I designed the instrument to be played on my leg similar to a cello position (or exactly like a Viola Da Gamba), which is much closer to a guitar type position compared to violin playing position.
Because the Vicellotar 'V' is  designed to be played balanced on the left upper leg, it was made to be a very lightweight compact instrument.


Note:


 
Vicellotar Custom Shop Options and Pricing
Please write a list of all the available options you would like your custom Vicellotar to have.
Then e-mail me your list (be sure to include all pricing), along with your phone number, and best time to contact you.
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All Vicellotars come standard with:
Mono wired Barbera Twin Hybrid custom made Piezo bridge.
Mahogany Neck/Body wood (other woods are available at an extra cost)
Mahogany Stainless steel leg rest (other woods are available at an extra cost)

***All other available options must be added to complete your custom Vicellotar***
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$1500 5 string 5th tuned Vicellotar V (17.5"scale length)
[The tuning is as follows from low to high: G-D-A-E-B (one octave below a violin).]
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What type of fingerboard note position inlays do you want ?
Add $200 for 31 side or top chromatic "dot" position inlays; of either pearl or abalone.
Or


Add $400 for 31 (2 Octaves + a Fifth)  side/top (both bass & treble sides) chromatic wood line position inlays + 2 sets of top paua or mop octave dots.

Or
Add $50 for standard guitar type side dot  inlays

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What type of custom Sperzel tuning keys do you want on your Vicellotar?
Please go to my Custom Colored Sperzel Tuners page to choose your Sperzel tuners.
NOTE: please be sure to add in the price of your custom Sperzel tuners to the total cost of your Vicellotar
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Note on strings:
The strings I use on the 5 string 5th tuned Vicellotar V's are:
 Long scale Viola strings, along with a standard .011" plain guitar string for the high B string
The instrument is specifically designed around this string.


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Fingerboard woods:
Goncolo Alves (as shown in the photos above)

add $125 for *Exotic wood binding
* Dependent upon wood species availability

Body/Neck Woods:
Add $75 for Indian Rosewood
Add $100 for  Flame Maple
No extra cost for Mahogany
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Wood & stainless steel leg rests

No extra cost for Mahogany leg rest
add $25 for *Exotic wood leg rest
* Dependent upon wood species availability