Epoch Instruments by Series:

 

From humble beginnings and ‘the challenge’-  i.e. to bring the advantages of modern knowledge of dynamics, production methods and materials to the 400 year old design of the conventional violin, without destroying its wonderful musical qualities and aesthetics - emerged the original  Epoch acoustic violin. Key attributes are –

  1. The playability and dynamic range to take the student to the highest grades of musical training.
  2. It is very robust and can be maintained by the student or teacher using interchangeable replacement parts.
  3. No expert fitting is required for the bridge or sound post.
  4. Modern materials and glues are used, making the instrument practically impervious to adverse climatic effects.

The success of the acoustic design has led to the development of the Epoch Series of more specialised instruments to suit students, professionals and recreational players.
The unique Epoch technology is uniform across all series, but by applying different construction materials and finishes we are able to enhance the instrument's appeal and cater to almost any requirement and request – student to professional, acoustic to electric.

All instruments feature, and are designed to be –

  1. Fun and easy to play
  2. Ultra robust, modern construction
  3. Easy and Low cost maintenance
  4. Unaffected by heat and humidity
  5. Stable tuning in all conditions
  6. Vivid and exciting colours
  7. The latest in hi-tech, durable 2-pack finishes
  8. Professional strings and components
  9. Australian designed and manufactured
  10. Limited Lifetime Warranty

All electric models are also true acoustic instruments and feature our unique EP series high output pickups (where the sensor is embedded in the treble sound post), with the Professional models being fitted with purpose built, handmade preamps.

A welcome addition to the violin stable is the 5-string. These instruments feature a low C and are available in 2 neck widths (‘Wide’ – 28mm nut, is standard). They are particularly suited for electric stage work and teachers or players who play both - viola and violin.

Our better instruments make use of the latest in our unique carbon fibre/wood technology. This is a laminated process giving a result where the high strength to weight ratio of carbon fibre means the instrument is lighter, louder and more responsive than the all wood equivalent. The tonal changes are evident with a more responsive, more accurate, powerful and clean sound.

Series –

NB: we can make any model instrument in any size and series however commercial and practical realities dictate that a number of these only be made to order.

Acoustic Series

The Acoustic violin is the original ‘Epoch’ and was designed specifically with the needs of the student in mind. It takes advantage of the last 400 years of advance in the understanding of the physics involved and in the technologies of manufacture and materials.
Colourful and bold, these instruments are made to put the fun back into music. Affordable, good sounding, rugged and reliable, they are recommended for students (AMEB approved) and those who wish to be ‘loud and proud’.

Construction:
Materials: All wood neck and body.
Finishes: Acoustic series instruments have a full gloss finish comprising a coloured body and plain natural neck (the cello is the exception with a traditional burst matching neck).

Colours:
Traditional
Gloss: Blue, Green, Violet, Red, Pink
Pearl: White and Yellow

Models:
Violins – VA4, VA3 (3/4), VA2 (2/4), VA1 (1/4)
Viola – LA4
Cello – CA4

 

Electric Series

The best sounding, and most rugged, economy acoustic/electric instruments currently available.

These instruments are fitted with our EP series pickups and are ideal for players who want an economical, uncomplicated, versatile instrument that works, sounds and plays well in any environment – acoustically or electrically.

Construction:
Materials: All wood neck and body.
Finishes: Electric series instruments have a full gloss finish comprising a coloured body with a traditional burst matching neck.

Colours:
Traditional
Metallic: Blue, Green, Violet, Red, Pink and Black
Pearl: White and Yellow

Models:
Violins – VE4, VE5 (5-string)

 

Master Series

Our flag ship acoustic instruments; these use the latest in our carbon fibre/wood construction technology. They are very light with a responsive, open and powerful sound making them ideal for solo and orchestral players.

Construction:
Materials: wood neck and carbon fibre/wood body.
Finishes:  Master series instruments have a full gloss finish comprising a coloured body with a traditional burst matching neck.

Colours:
Traditional
Pearl: White, Yellow, Calypso Blue, Burnt Orange, Black, Red, Silver and Blackberry
Effect: Marble and Chameleon

Models:
Violins – VM4E, VM5E (5-string)
Viola – LM4


Master Electric Series

Master Electric instruments have the same features, construction and all the advantages of Master Series instruments with the addition of our EP series pickups

These instruments have a big, open sound and a light weight and are ideal for players who have off-board preamps and want a versatile, uncomplicated instrument that plays well and sounds great in any situation – acoustically or electrically.

Finishes:  Master Electric instruments have a total matching full gloss finish.

Colours:
Traditional
Pearl: White, Yellow, Calypso Blue, Burnt Orange, Black, Red, Silver and Blackberry
Effect: Marble and Chameleon

Models:
Violins – VM4E, VM5E (5-string)
Viola – LM4E

 

Professional Series

The ultimate gigging instruments and ‘tools for the trade’. These are designed for all environments and any style of music - orchestral to combo, classical to contemporary, acoustic or electric.

All models, with the exception of the VP4, have the advantages of our carbon fibre/wood construction technology.

All instruments are fitted with an EP series high output pickup and a matching purpose built, handmade preamp that can be plugged into a DI or straight in any amplifier. The onboard electronics make these instruments self contained and they have a responsive, powerful and open sound that will cut through on any stage. They are ideal for professional and gigging players looking for an instrument that is rugged, versatile and practical that will sound good in any environment and situation.

Construction:
Materials: VP4 - all wood neck and body.
All except VP4 - wood neck and carbon fibre/wood body.
Finishes:  Professional series instruments have a total matching full gloss finish.

Colours:
Traditional
Pearl: White, Yellow, Calypso Blue, Burnt Orange, Black, Red, Silver and Blackberry
Effect: Marble and Chameleon

Models:
Violins – VP4, VP4C, VP5 (5-string)
Viola – LP4
Cello – CP4
Double Bass – DP3

 

Flag Series

For patriotic souls, this is a Professional Series instrument in a white gloss finish with the flag of your choice draped across the soundboard.

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Custom Instruments

We can customise your instrument with any colour, logo and/or special features – e.g.

Any model/style
Any colour or design
Carved peg boxes and necks
Perfection Pegs
Personalised identification
Any electronic option
Any string option
Any case option

Custom by Paint, Signature Models and Dragon Violins

 

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