Guitarviol: A classical composer’s new best friend

Modern classical composers are looking for new and innovative ways to bridge the gaps between classic sounds and modern workflow. The Guitarviol is probably one of the most exciting innovations: this stringed musical instrument is set up just like a guitar, making it incredibly simple and accessible. On the other hand, the string configuration make it possible to play this unique instrument in the style of a Viola da Gamba, with a bow.

Because of these unique attributes, a Guitarviol can achieve an incredible range of sounds; from classic pop / rock to the most timeless and cinematic string session vibes to experimental ambient sounds.

This very exciting innovation is “the best kept secret” within the arsenal of some of the most famous contemporary classical composers!