NED Steinberger Design, Inc.

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  • 134 Backmeadow Rd.
  • 04555 Nobleboro
  • USA

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NS Design was founded in 1990 by famed instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Our products include the NS RADIUS Bass Guitar, along with the exciting series of professional model NS Violin, Viola, Cello and Upright Bass.


Meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic, the CR RADIUS Bass Guitar is available as both 4- and 5-string model, fretted or fretless. This amazing instrument embodies a breadth of experience, insight, and design brilliance which only Ned Steinberger can bring to the creation of a new classic. His approach to the RADIUS, as with every new instrument, was to re-explore each facet of a bass guitar, leading to a host of innovations. However, what makes this instrument most remarkable is its seamless integration of feature, form and function. The sensuous lines of the RADIUS are balanced and refreshing, which is exactly how it feels to hold and to play it. Most of all, the RADIUS is, by design, the most sonically dynamic, versatile and exciting bass available today.


The bowed portion of the NS Design product line includes electric violin, viola, cello, upright bass, and the Omni Bass. Ned explains, "Bowed electric instruments have been made since the mid-thirties.  Unfortunately, most of these instruments are the victims of the misplaced idea that an electric instrument should sound exactly like its acoustic predecessor. I want to take it a step further – I want to see what these instruments can do when they are set free." NS instruments are currently being "set free" by artists such as Laurie Anderson, Les Claypool, David Darling, Tony Levin, Rob Wasserman, and many others.


Today at NS Design, Ned’s passion and dedication to innovation continue undeterred.  With new patents on the double bass and violin, the full NS family of concert string instruments advances the state of the art.  The remarkable Polar ™ pickup system provides unparalleled response, control, and richness of tone for both bow and pizzicato technique.  Excellent balance and light weight make the instruments a joy to play.  Full control of extensive on-board electronics and interchangeable support structures for the bass and cello provide unprecedented versatility to meet a wide variety of performance requirements.  The same qualities, beautiful tone and flawless playability, that make these instruments the choice of the most accomplished musicians, also make it possible for the student player to achieve a higher level of performance.

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NS Design produces instruments in the Czech Republic, Indonesia and India. Our sales are conducted throughout the world, and artist perform with our instruments on stages and in studios wherever music is played.


NS Design offers a range of extraordinary fretted and bowed instruments. These include:


CR RADIUS Bass Guitar – 4 and 5 string fretted and fretless


WAV RADIUS Bass Guitar – 4 string fretted


NS Bowed Electrics


CR, NXT and WAV Violin – 4 or 5 string


CR and NXT Viola – 4 string


CR Cello – 4, 5 or 6 string


NXT Cello – 4 or 5 string


CR and NXT Double Bass – 4 or 5 string


CR and NXT Omni Bass – 4 or 5 string


In addition, NS Design offers innovative support systems for the cello, double bass, and Omni Bass

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NS CR RADIUS Bass Guitar

Beautifully crafted in the Czech Republic, the RADIUS Bass Guitar embodies a breadth of experience,...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro USA +1 2075637705 info@nedsteinberger.com

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NS WAV RADIUS Bass Guitar

The WAV RADIUS Bass is completely about the experience, every time you pick it up. It's in the feel...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro USA +1 2075637705 info@nedsteinberger.com

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NXT Electric Upright Bass

The NXT Series Double Bass, available in four- and five-string configurations, is produced in the...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro USA +1 2075637705 info@nedsteinberger.com

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NXT Electric Cello

The NXT Series Cello, available with 4 or 5 strings, fretless or fretted, is crafted in the Czech...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro USA +1 2075637705 info@nedsteinberger.com

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NXT Electric Violin

The NXT violin – 4 or 5 string, standard or fretted – opens up a new horizon for the serious...

NED Steinberger Design, Inc. 134 Backmeadow Rd. 04555 Nobleboro USA +1 2075637705 info@nedsteinberger.com

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Musikmesse 2016

07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 Hall: 8.0 Stand: F 96