The range of individually handcrafted Fidelius electric violins are designed and produced by violin and instrument maker and violinist Ulrich Schwabe.
Twenty years of performing as a professional musician, playing in many bands from chamber orchestras to rock bands give Ulrich Schwabe the pedigree needed to provide an instrument suitable for stage performers. Combining cutting edge ceramic technology with traditional instrument making, Fidelius provides a robust, sturdy, high performance electric violin, which suits all needs of the professional musician.
Years of experience in instrument making and his research work into sound amplification allowed Ulrich Schwabe to develop his own transducer design. This pick-up system, developed over 10 years, provides great warmth, clarity and sound quality to all of the electric instruments in his range.
The Fidelius bridge transducer delivers a very strong and balanced signal. Without the need for pre-amplification it can give your performances a real kick.
Fidelius offers a range of 4 and 5 string electric violins and violas. They are individually hand made to classical proportions, but can be ordered to the dimensions of the player’s existing instrument, thus providing a comfortable and familiar feel for the established musician.
All Fidelius instruments are constructed with a solid poplar frame laminated with walnut as standard, this gives a superior strength and rigidity whilst retaining lightness and ease of playability. Only the “F-Trad” model has a frame crafted from solid maple for the discerning purist.
There is a great choice of finishes from natural wood to stains and vibrant colours including metallic paints. The high gloss spray finish, which is standard, provides you with a highly effective and tough surface which deals easily with the daily rigours of a professional instrument.