Soma Dvina Electro-Acoustic Instrument (Prototype)

Designer Vlad Kreimer shared this short video demo of the first SOMA electro-acoustic instrument, DVINA

Kreimer says that the DVINA was inspired by Hindustani classical music, but that the design works for all types of music. 

He notes:

“A key feature of DVINA and its sound is that there is no pickup inside. Instead, I take the electric signal DIRECTLY from the strings that vibrate in the strong magnetic field of a neodymium magnet, hidden in the neck.”

In the video below, Kreimer demonstrates using the DVINA as a CV controller:

Kreimer is currently evaluating manufacturing this instrument. He anticipates the price to be in the range of 200-500 Euros. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact him at omhohom at

17 thoughts on “Soma Dvina Electro-Acoustic Instrument (Prototype)

  1. many cost-effective electric violins cellos etc use a bridge pickup and sound like this yes. different body shape is neat tho and if the price is right it could be a good buy.

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