I’m sometimes asked, “Can you play just the acoustic violin?” As opposed to my electric violins yes of course. The electric-powered models are very customized on the outside and on the inside. The components have been modified much in the same way as an electric guitar. This is important not only so you can achieve a better overall sound and tone, but you can control it a lot easier as well.
In many venues and especially outdoor events and weddings, this becomes even more important. An electric violin played through a modern sound system can produce warm pleasant notes that work no matter what the setting. But! Having said all of that it is true that sometimes, in some places, the moment simply begs for something more traditional. Here is where the acoustic violin comes into play. I have two. One white and one brown. They match perfectly with two of my harps. Both of those in brown and white as well. Plus with other up-to-date technologies these “acoustic” instruments can also be plugged into a sound system if needed.
If it’s a ballroom with 1000 people or a dinner party for 10 you can have it any way you like. Acoustic or electric. I will even wear my light suit and hat for that ” Acoustic Violin with an LED Attitude. ” appearance.