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Okay, I'm happy to see some color used for the Tower Strings EV, but to someone who loves color... an object painted a single color is no different from one painted the next color!
I liken the use of color to using tools for music. You've all heard a note-restricted mantra-type tune vs. a multi-note, multi-key piece with imaginative rhythm and ornaments - both may have their purpose, but the mantra-type will probably be boring. At least try to make it interesting.
The same goes for color! Several colors, used in careful proportions will have much more impact on a viewer than a single color! There is plenty of good, calming music that is not boring - as well as calming color palettes used in interesting ways!
I often hear, "if I use more than 1 color, it will be too busy" - rubbish! Nobody ever thinks of the zillions of color schemes found to occur naturally as "busy" - even shadows have a color palatte (not black or gray)!
I am an Anti-minimalist!
And my #1 rule is, never make anything that allows a viewer to see it's entirety with just a glance.
That said, I'D BUY ANY ONE of the "New Tower Strings EVs" (if I was in the market for an EV).
... I'd just have to customize it!
Too bad I couldn't find any painted EVs with a pattern...
*Why doesn't anyone ever stain/dye the bridge?
Okay, Fiddlerman -
You made me go look - pretty cool having a black bridge on the "Tower Strings Midnight Violin"!
But we're talking COLOR here!
Just think it would be wonderful if a luthier got serious with a splash/dabble of color on all the Violin parts!
...color proportions are extremely important, but sometimes I think we could all benefit from a step backward in time - to the moment someone put that 1st crayon in our hand.
That could be a very intriguing proposition!
...just not during the Holidays. (lol)
Btw, I broke down and voted for the Green & Red.
I have been wondering...
Why don't I see more EV's painted or at least accented, with the color-shift auto paints, like the Chameleon Pearls? Those powders and paints have been around quite a while, now.
Geez, I can remember when they 1st came out with interference colors (I just had to play with them). If done partly in a matte finish and a few other effects, the results can be pretty awesome - like raku!
I also think it would be cool to see an EV made of cyprus wood and "Shou Sugi Ban" - a burned wood technique, stained with subtle to vibrant hues and finished with oil. Even a faux "Shou Sugi Ban" effect would be great.
Now, has anyone ever carved a bridge into something special? I mean since the Stradivarius Baroque Violin bridge*? Maybe a low relief floral design?
A carved Dragon bridge would be VERY cool!
Maybe something like a version of this carving, but would still need the basic X in it.
I have seen carved tail pieces!
Anyone ever try carving a Carbon Composite one (not much there to carve)?
*(ref to ozmous post no.10 of his 2012 "some pics of my violin's parts" thread, under "The violin" heading)