I’m Eric F. Keebler, an electro-luthier (a maker of electric stringed instruments). I’ve been making electric violins and violas for close to 20 years, and they can now be found on every continent except for Antarctica (if you know of any particularly talented penguins looking for a new instrument, be sure to let me know!). I got into this business to tackle the challenge of creating a pickup system that truly has an “acoustic” sound, that doesn’t require a preamp or EQ, and that can sound great when plugged straight into an average guitar amp. I’ve achieved that goal with my adjustable-timbre pickup system, which sounds great both “clean” and when run through effects processors.
For many years I built custom instruments to meet the needs of players around the globe (photos of some of my custom work from the last decade are posted here). I am not currently accepting custom-violin orders unless you are an already-established customer.
Then I designed a groundbreaking new type of electric violin, the WARHORSE, that combines my excellent pickup quality with a radical new body design. A single WARHORSE violin is currently available for sale - it’s the last available instrument from its batch, and it will be a while before I start a new batch, so grab it now while you can!
Recently I’ve been focusing my time on working on special projects for a number of long-time customers; and on developing a new violin design, “Sunspot” (feel free to contact me if you’d like to be notified when my new creation is unveiled)!