Post Baroque Hardcore Violin

For over 500 million years… or wait… 500 years, the form of the violin has deviated from the baroque style very little. This violin right here, it’s different. Made by designer Hopfgartner Gerda to spearhead a new age in 4/4 design, this is indeed the “Gavari” Semiacoustic Violin. Created in co-operation with a professional Viennese violin maker to assure perfect dimensions and sound criteria.

The Gavari semiacoustic violin was made with virtually no change from a classical violin in the areas of geometrical curvatures and material thickness in the cover and the soil. Playing this instrument requires no education beyond that of the average violin player.

The design aesthetics of this violin are inspired by giant boats. Boats and yachts of the 50s as well as feminine curves and “sundry corset outlines” of the Baroque, Rococo, and Biedermeier ages.

Maybe this reminds me of the violin in the movie Starship Troopsers? I hope that is not a crime. That and this are basically the coolest violins I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

Gavari Semiacoustic Violin by Hopfgartner Gerda

© GAVARI 2007-2009





  • frezzingaces says:

    i doubt this would sound any good, without the large cavity violins have, unless its an electric

  • lovighost says:

    It does look nice though!

  • I dont like the edge at the back. Why not smooth and curved? Also as someone who hasnt touched a violin for 30 years ie expert why no thought of chin rest built in? Looks like the tuning is fiddly if youll pardon the pun.

    f holes and scrolls are great lets not loose them but just give them a twist

  • mif991 says:

    It looks like a first prototype that needs refining. Talk to violinists to smooth out the edges. If it is electrical, you could probably make the shape a lot more contemporary and attractive. Good first attempt.

  • arash says:

    -I don’t know how can I tune this violin?(only with adjusters?)
    -The bridge is beautiful but I think the structure of bridge hasn’t proper stiffness and stability.
    -can we compare the sound with other violins?

  • Rodrigo Gonzalez says:

    Ever wondered why violins hadn’t changed for 500 years? they are nearly a perfect design

  • JC says:

    How are you going to tune it? the violin is shaped the way it was to produce that special sound.

  • MONOmoda says:

    That looks incredible. Would be interesting to hear how it sounds.

  • dinah says:

    I am looking for the perfect electric violin… this may just be it!

  • dinah says:

    I am looking for the perfect electric violin… this may just be it!

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  • Tykora says:

    OMG do none of you research or do anything but look at pictures its using technology to potentially fix the acoustics of any shaped acoustic instrument so yes its a prototype but this instrument and new technology is meant for one purpose with acoustic instruments making it look really cool

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