IRIS Electro-Acoustic Violin with Case

Item# HP210T

  • SHAR Price: $2,888.00

About This Item

Powerful Yet Mellow, With a Head-Turning Sound


Undeniably beautiful, the Iris Electro-Acoustic is a perfect example of the adage, “form follows function”. Designed and created to perform in difficult and sometimes harsh stage conditions without compromising tone and playability. With a unique, ribless, clamshell design, the Iris Electro-Acoustic violin is extremely strong, and far less susceptible to drafts, hot stage lighting, or vigorous performances! The proprietary HP Lutherie pickup system, with pre-amp built into the chinrest, for power to spare, yet a very mellow, warm and complex sound, perfect for jazz, world music, western swing, and blues. Beautiful and refined hand feel. Fitted with smooth-turning and reliable Wittner Finetune pegs. Standard ¼" output jack.

Includes: American Case Company® Eagle Hill-Style Violin Case and Proprietary Kun Shoulder Rest

Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

Scale Length: 325 mm
Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Electronics: Active
Power supply: 12 volt battery

Item Includes

Item Includes:


• IRIS Electro-Acoustic Violin
• American Case Company® Eagle Hill-Style Violin Case
• Proprietary Kun Shoulder Rest

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

HP Lutherie

French Luthier Herve Prudent has been a bassist his entire career, immersed in a multitude of genres. Playing the bowed bass opened new vistas for him early in his career, which led him, 30 years ago, to create his own instruments. Since those early days, Herve has crafted instruments for scores of top-level artists. Constantly experimenting with electronics, combining piezo with magnetic pickups and augmenting with electret microphones, Herve has been driven to create the most natural possible sound. His vision of the amplification of acoustic and classical instruments led him to create pickup systems for entire orchestras. The artist Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine), notable film and video composer and producer, has utilized Herve's systems extensively.

The HP Lutherie pickup system captures a very wide range of tonal colors, yet is very powerful. The dynamic range and bowing nuances of the acoustic playing style are also captured, which will be appreciated by the skilled acoustic artist. Noise is kept to a bare minimum due to the extremely high signal to noise ratio of the electronic system.

Today, in his workshop in France, Herve Prudent has created an entire collection of acoustic and electric violins, under the Iris banner. Crafted with a luthier's deft touch, not manufactured on an assembly line, HP Lutherie instruments possess qualities that only unique, hand-made instruments can have. Proprietary and personal designs, careful craft, finely-tuned electronics, and perfect hand feel, will inspire the motivated artist to reach new musical frontiers.

Powerful Yet Mellow, With a Head-Turning Sound


Undeniably beautiful, the Iris Electro-Acoustic is a perfect example of the adage, “form follows function”. Designed and created to perform in difficult and sometimes harsh stage conditions without compromising tone and playability. With a unique, ribless, clamshell design, the Iris Electro-Acoustic violin is extremely strong, and far less susceptible to drafts, hot stage lighting, or vigorous performances! The proprietary HP Lutherie pickup system, with pre-amp built into the chinrest, for power to spare, yet a very mellow, warm and complex sound, perfect for jazz, world music, western swing, and blues. Beautiful and refined hand feel. Fitted with smooth-turning and reliable Wittner Finetune pegs. Standard ¼" output jack.

Includes: American Case Company® Eagle Hill-Style Violin Case and Proprietary Kun Shoulder Rest

Features/Specs:

Scale Length: 325 mm
Body Material: Maple
Top Material: Spruce
Fingerboard: Ebony
Electronics: Active
Power supply: 12 volt battery

Item Includes:


• IRIS Electro-Acoustic Violin
• American Case Company® Eagle Hill-Style Violin Case
• Proprietary Kun Shoulder Rest

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

HP Lutherie

French Luthier Herve Prudent has been a bassist his entire career, immersed in a multitude of genres. Playing the bowed bass opened new vistas for him early in his career, which led him, 30 years ago, to create his own instruments. Since those early days, Herve has crafted instruments for scores of top-level artists. Constantly experimenting with electronics, combining piezo with magnetic pickups and augmenting with electret microphones, Herve has been driven to create the most natural possible sound. His vision of the amplification of acoustic and classical instruments led him to create pickup systems for entire orchestras. The artist Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine), notable film and video composer and producer, has utilized Herve's systems extensively.

The HP Lutherie pickup system captures a very wide range of tonal colors, yet is very powerful. The dynamic range and bowing nuances of the acoustic playing style are also captured, which will be appreciated by the skilled acoustic artist. Noise is kept to a bare minimum due to the extremely high signal to noise ratio of the electronic system.

Today, in his workshop in France, Herve Prudent has created an entire collection of acoustic and electric violins, under the Iris banner. Crafted with a luthier's deft touch, not manufactured on an assembly line, HP Lutherie instruments possess qualities that only unique, hand-made instruments can have. Proprietary and personal designs, careful craft, finely-tuned electronics, and perfect hand feel, will inspire the motivated artist to reach new musical frontiers.

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