Custom Electric Violins

David Burham is dedicated to making beautiful electric violins and cellos for the musician desiring a handcrafted, personalized and lightweight instrument.

I will collaborate in crafting an instrument of your own design - your "dream instrument". The particulars - the shape, choice of wood, electronics, number of strings, inlay - all are your choice. The price of the instrument will be determined on an individual basis.

The DBCV Violin

The instrument has been designed for efficiency of motion and ease of performance in all genres where a reinforced string sound is desired. The unique "S" shaped design and first ink drawings were finished in the summer of 1999. Weight, easy access to even the highest positions and a simple yet elegant style were my prime considerations. At 1.2 pounds, the DBCV electric violin is one of the lightest violins on the market, making it relaxing to play, even for hours at a time.

As players will immediately notice, there are no "shoulders" on the instrument. For those players desiring the shape and feel of an traditional instrument, an extension in the shape of the right upper bout of an acoustic instrument will be added, if requested. Prices are reasonable for a quality instrument.

DBCV lets you select the type of wood from which their instrument will be made, type of finish and style of peg. In addition, every DBCV violin is personalized with a plaque inside the electronics housing giving the owner's name, date finished and luthier's name. A form-fitted shoulder rest is provided with every instrument. More Detailed Specifications.

Please feel free to call or email DBCV if you have any questions.