The String Workshop

Violins, Violas, Cellos, bows & all Accessories

The String Workshop online Store. Violins, Violas, Cellos, Bows, Cases and Accessories.
Creator of ENDEAVOUR violins, violas and cellos.
Creator of M.U.D. Musical Instrument Dehumidifiers.


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Endeavour electric violins are hand-crafted in China to quality specifications of The String Workshop, Auckland New Zealand. 
The  ENDEAVOUR "Safari" series electric violin outfit Includes violin, carbon fibre bow, case, rosin, headphones, audio cable, and custom shoulder rest. 

These violins stand out from other brands of 'cheap' and 'low-spec' electric violins which unfortunately swamp today's market. Endeavour electric violins are built to higher spec requirements, and produce an alive, clear and resonance which exceeds the tone of other electric violins in this price range. Made from select and seasoned tonewoods - Maple & Zebrano (zebrawood), skillfully hand crafted, and then carefully assembled.  They then undergo thorough quality control checks before being sent to New Zealand. Once they arrive in New Zealand, they are again inspected and evaluated for quality. Each instrument is then personally set-up by Phil Whitehead and professionally adjusted for perfect playability, and for the most clear and 'sizzling' tone. 
New Zealand's entertainers agree; Endeavour electric violins are excellent instruments.

You are welcome to visit 'The String Workshop' in Mairangi Bay and try before you buy.

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  • ENDEAVOUR 'Safari' Specs
  • Bridge: Despiau (France) 
  • Strings: D'addario Helicore (USA) 
  • Tailpiece: Wittner (Germany) 
  • Pegs: Ebony with Parisian eyes
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Chinrest: Wittner Composite (Germany) 
  • Shoulder Rest: Wittner ISNY (Germany)
  • Body: Solid select seasoned Maple & Zebrano (zebrawood). 
  • Pickup: "Shadow" brand. Under-bridge slimline transducer (Germany) 
  • Electronics: "Shadow" brand. 9 volt onboard active electronics. Preamp has volume control, plus 2-band active
    parametric EQ, Bass/Treble. 6.3mm (1/4 inch) Output socket, and 3mm (1/8 inch" 'Aux in' socket. (Germany). 
  • Bow: Braided Carbon Fibre stick. Ebony frog with parisian eyes. Natural horsehair. Nickel-mounted frog. Silver lapping. Leather thumb grip. 
  • Case: Sturdy and luxurious Deluxe model. Impact resistant styrofoam core. With hygrometer, two bow clips, 'roomy' shoulder rest compartment, A4 sheet music pocket, removable shoulder straps.