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The Evil Overlord Violin

Classical music isn't usually very rock and roll. That is, unless it's the Norwegian neoclassical symphonic metal of Yngwie Malmsteen (you're welcome for that link, by the way). However, the good evil people at Stratton Violin have produced the skull-shaped "Standard Model." Frankly, it's the Stradivarius for our time.

The Standard Model comes in black or white, and you can get it with frets, five strings, and a textured paint option if you're terrified that you might run into someone with the same one as you. As an e-violin, it doesn't have f-holes, so it's up to you to make the big sounds happen via the Barbera pickup in the bridge. 

We recommend that sound be fed through a DOD 250 driver and a wall of Marshall stacks. Because it's a skull-shaped violin, and to tell you the truth, it deserves nothing but the best.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He enjoys a nice string quartet. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.