DVINA can be the first SOMA electro-acoustic instrument.
It was inspired by Hindustani classical music but European music can be also played with it, of course. The references were bowed instruments Sarangi and Dilruba (rather as a common spirit than construction). 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. DVINA has a minimalistic design – no one part can be removed without loosing the functionality of the instrument.