Welcome to the inaugural post of Royal City Jewellers & Loans Ltd.
We have the privilege of seeing so many exciting and unusual things on a daily basis that we felt we would like to share some of them with you. We hope it will be a real life view into a world previously only viewed via reality TV.
This will be the first of many items to come. The first item we are showing you is an electric violin. I don’t know about you, but I did not know that an electric violin even existed; however, not only does it exist, I have now held a particularly fine example of a Raad electric violin.
This wonderful musical instrument is a part of Canadian history created by Richard Armin circa 1981. The basic RAAD design involving pick-ups and effects outputs was incorporated in 1983 as RAAD Technologies Inc. This violin, by siblings Adele, Richard, and Paul Armin, won the silver trophy for best product in music and sound at the Forum des arts de l’uniers scientifique et technique (FAUST) in 1988. 1
Formerly owned by internationally renowned violin soloist, composer, and conductor Arthur Polson, this instrument is considered sensitive to the complex mechanisms at work in finely crafted vibrating wood, but designed to withstand problems of feedback. This violin lends itself to control of intonation, control of articulation, and technical facility, for example, easy reach in the higher frets.
In a band. this instrument achieves equality with the rest of the instruments with no sacrifice to any one sound element. This compatibility factor makes it ideal for pop music and back-up band music.