Susan Aquila

IMG_1903“I have always considered the Viper a work of art. Beautiful to look at with sleek lines, the Viper is a stunner. And, it sounds as good as it looks! The tone has a dark, warm quality that I really enjoy and have not found on any other electric fiddle. The most surprising thing that has happened since playing the Viper is a positive change in my technique. Having frets forced my hand to relax and release to clear the frets. This carried over to my classical playing. My shifting has become effortless and smooth. Also, having 6 strings, forced my bow arm to become supple and exacting. The strings are closer than on my acoustic. My bow arm had to learn to navigate tight string crossings. I find that there is a lot more freedom in my bow arm and there is an ease to how I negotiate difficult string passages. Lastly, having access to 2 lower strings and assorted effects pedals has opened a door to creativity. Exploring different sounds and timbres has allowed me to open up and be more expressive in ways I could not have imagined previously. Owning a Viper has been a win-win situation. Great sound and better technique!

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By international acclaim, vocalist and electric violinist Susan Aquila is taking the pop world by storm. She has appeared in concert and on recordings with artists such as Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Steven Tyler, Robert Plant, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, K.D. Lang, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, Michael Buble, Deep Purple, The Left Banke, Johnny Mathis, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Now, she is stepping out on her own with her first CD: “Broken Angel”, which, in advance press, is creating a stir in both pop and classical circles. At home in both genres, this incendiary artist is breaking through in the coming year, proving herself to be a seminal figure on her Viper Six String Electric Violin.