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Dave Bruce Johnson

Canadian born Dave began his love for music and making musical instruments in the 70s when he made his first acoustic steel strung guitar. As well as Irish Traditonal music, in keeping with his roots, Dave also plays Cape Breton traditional style fiddle.


The path to Violectra began between 1978 and 1981 when Dave completed a 3 year Certificate in Musical Instrument Technology in London and made his first acoustic violin. He then established himself making and restoring violins, guitars, mandolins and lutes. During this time he became aware of the demand for better sound quality in electric violins.

After 5 years of research and development, the UK Trade Mark Violectra was patented and began trading in 1992. By 1999 Dave had produced his 100th electric violin and was now producing 5, 6, and 7 string Violectra violins, violos, cellos and by 2003 a viola-bass.

Numerous international artists and groups now use Violectra instruments and you can find information about these and anything else you wish you know about Dave and Violectra by visiting the Violectra website.

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