Electronic drum sets were being used by chart topping bands in the early 90s... but the trend continues. Now, even classic instruments are getting high tech. The Vivo2 violin, shown here, uses injection molding to create a hard core electric violin.
From Giz Magazine:
In addition to color effects, the GE resin provides the high performance and design flexibility for which it is renowned. Injection-molding the violin body instead of carving it allowed Ted Brewer Violins to create unique designs that not only are visually compelling but also deliver exceptional audio quality.
According to Ted, GE Plastics provided both the material and expertise that Brewer was looking for to help perfect his Vivo2 design. "I tried some other suppliers, but nothing came close to GE's Lexan Visualfx special effects resin. The outstanding quality, finish, and visual effects of our Vivo2 violins are just superb. The GE team provided amazing support - they pulled out all the stops to find the exact color effects I had in mind, and shipped the material as fast as humanly possible so we could get into production quickly." GE delivered pellet samples to the company in a 96-hour turnaround.
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