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Please note, this violin does not include a bow. Please visit our violin accessories page to find your perfect bow.
By combining a unique design with a range of practical features, Wood has made the Katana Sabre accessible for any standard of player. All Katana Sabre violins start as a piece of poplar wood and are cut depending on your configuration. The double cut body is inspired by popular guitars and is carefully shaped to offer superior comfort.
The Katana violin features a semi-hollow body that produces a full resonant sound. The centre-block prevents feedback from becoming an issue, even when using high gain amps, and are ideally suited for the modern live musician. For a more traditional feel, this model has a regular shaped fingerboard. Constructed from specially selected ebony, the fingerboard is shaped to match modern orchestral standards. For an added touch of luxury, the Katana Sabre includes Witter finetune pegs to ensure tuning is never an issue.
Ideal Crossover Instrument
The Katana Sabre offers a smooth transition for guitarists and violinists alike. The body shape has been designed to offer both types of musician a natural feel. The compact body is also convenient for gigging. The chinrest can be used as a comfortable armrest when in the guitar position, while the modern style neck allows you to scale the fingerboard easily. The Katana Sabre responds well to drive, chorus and delay pedals.
The Tru-Tone pickup is known for defining the electric violin sound.
Perfectly suited for live environments, the Tru-Tone pickups have a high output signal which is ideal for guitar amps. The frequency balance focuses on high-end clarity, while tightening the midrange for a stable, more natural sound. The Tru-Tone pickups are a passive system, making them ideal for live use as they don’t require batteries. The pickup is placed discreetly under the bridge for a clear signal transfer that registers the violin’s body resonance.
Included with the Katana Sabre is a lightweight fitted case to protect your violin when not in use. The exterior of the case is lined with an unassuming black cover, and features a large pocket which is ideal for accessories. The case is sealed with a robust zip, and for added protection has a velcro strap. Capable of carrying up to two bows, the interior of the case also features a smaller pocket for even more accessories.
Mark Wood built his first solid body electric violin in 1968, at age 12. Since then he has built a career on being one of the world’s most acclaimed string musicians, as well as one of the most innovative. The Wood Violin company produces innovative ranges that inspire musicians for life. This is an ideal crossover instrument for experimenting musicians. Younger students become engaged more successfully by Wood violins due to their exciting designs and comfortable playability. Mark Wood’s passionate commitment to keeping young players inspired has lead to a new generation of string musicians that push the boundaries of music.
- Top: Poplar
- Back and Sides: Poplar
- Ribs: Poplar
- Chambering: Fully Chambered, F Holes
- Number of Strings: 4
- Scale Size: 4/4
- Scale Length: 330mm
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Poplar
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Construction: Neck Through
- Fingerboard Length: 253mm
- Nut Width: 24mm
- Controls: Volume Knob
- Pegs: Wittner, Internally Geared
- Strings: Custom Wood
- Pickup: Wood Tru-Tone
- Tailpiece: Lightweight, Precision Composite
- Colour: Tiger Cherry Burst
- Included Accessories: Lightweight Case