Zeta 5 string electric midi violin

5 string violins have a lower C string, so they can play down in viola range as well as high violin notes.
This instrument was one of the first violins to have midi capability.
It also has a nice electric tone which lends itself to Arabic music.

Midi (musical instrument digital interface) is a way that electric digital instruments like keyboards and drum machines can send signals to each other. This violin can be connected to a computer and the notes you play on the violin get translated into a signal that can trigger other sounds... so you can play something on violin, and a sound comes out that is just about any other instrument.