Importuno Violins - Special Projects

John Importuno's Special Projects

The "Proteus" for Colin G. Matthews

I have been the proud owner of the 'Proteus' violin made by John Importuno since February, 2009. I perform for a casino in Indiana and this exquisite instrument has put me on the map out here.

The workmanship and attention to detail is exemplary. John got my colors and insignia absolutely perfect. Not a day goes by without one of my customers commenting on the beauty of this violin.

The sound is amazing, especially for a violin that is acoustic as well as electric. I spent some time with the 'Armingaud' stradavari back in the nineties...a two and a half million dollar instrument and I prefer John's. It is smooth, responsive and very easy to play.

Everything from Bach to Bob Marley to Michael Jackson sounds like angels on the Proteus. As one of my customers so aptly put it, "That's the Obama of violins right there Brother!"  Thanks John for crafting me an instrument that allows my music to sing with the voice of the angels.
~ Colin G. Matthews - resident violinist Indiana Live Casino

Custom Electric Violin for Doug Cameron
Doug Cameron is an International Jazz Recording Artist.

John Importuno shows the final product.
  • Custom Logo on Fingerboard
  • Highly flamed European Maple
  • Exotic wood inlays
  • Ivory nut and saddle
  • Ebony and Gold hardware

John Importuno and Doug Cameron after a performance at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

 John works very closely with each musician to assure that custom products are absolutely perfect.


Dear John,

I really love the violin! It is a pleasure to play on a fine instrument that is also an electric violin. I have been using electric violins that are factory made in the past. I do believe that the quality of the instrument effects the electronic sound as well. What's more, I don't feel I need to bring my acoustic violin with me to practice in my hotel when I'm on the road. Thanks for making me a fantastic instrument!

Warmest regards,

Doug Cameron


Clint Eastwood and Doug Cameron

Photo by Scott Downie
"Thalians Ball 2008" 53rd Annual Gala presented Clint Eastwood with the Lifetime Achievement Award
"Mr. Wonderful"
at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
November 2, 2008 - Beverly Hills, California

Celtic Crossroads ~The Uncharted Path
Doug Cameron's new CD featuring the Importuno Electric Violin

Doug Cameron's Website


Detail of Ebony and Gold Hardware; Ivory Nut and Saddle; Ebony Volume Control


Detail of neck inlay
Logo custom inlay on neck Highly flamed European Maple


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