This is the instrument I used for all the violin parts on the project. It is a 5 string violin, as opposed to the “normal” 4 string configuration. The extra string extends the range of the instrument down a fifth, giving it the exact range of a violin and viola combined. I bought this violin from David Bromberg, a very cool musician with a great history of his own, through his shop in Wilmington, Delaware - David Bromberg Fine Violins.
This is a standard 4 string viola, and I used it for the viola parts of the string quartet arrangement for the Elvis Costello version of Mr. Moon. I could have used my five string violin, as it has the range of the viola, but the true viola body has a sound of its own.
This is the instrument I used for the cello part on the string quartet arrangement for Elvis Costello’s version of Mr Moon,fulfilling a long held ambition to play all the parts - violin, viola, and cello - on a string quartet recording.
NS Design Electric Cello
A very cool instrument, designed by Ned Steinberger, I used this for the cello parts on Harvest.