The NS Design WAV-5 Electric 5-String 4/4 Violin with Gloss Black Finish provides an affordable option for the serious professional and student player. At the heart of every NS bowed electric instrument is the Polar pickup system. Sensor and bridge geometry are integrated to translate every nuance to the amplifier and speaker system. The Polar pickup has the unique ability to analyze the direction of string vibration to enhance the bowed response and to facilitate bow technique. The unusually powerful piezo crystals do not require on-board power, for maintenance-free performance without the hassle of batteries. The reserve power of a well set up electric violin makes the instrument easier to play than a conventional acoustic. The WAV violins' rock maple bridge is easily adjustable for the playing style and action height you prefer, high and powerful like a traditional violin, low and fast like an electric guitar, or anywhere in between. The ebony fingerboard is graduated for each string to optimize the tone and playability of every note. The neck is smooth and fast, with traditional thumb reference points for the scroll and heel. The removable bout provides accurate position reference for players accustomed to using the traditional body shape for reference. Light weight and good balance are the essential comfort factors for any violin. The fully carved interior of the WAV Violin keeps the weight to the minimum, and the body mounted tuners bring the center of gravity back over the shoulder where it belongs. The shoulder rest is contoured and padded to provide stable support, and is fully adjustable to accommodate differences in playing styles and body types. This beautiful gloss black WAV-5 violin comes complete with a fabric covered hard foam case, padded on the inside, with room for 2 bows, shoulder rest, output cable, and extra gear.