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Johnson String Electric Instrument Shop

Johnson String Instrument
1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

617-964-0954 or 800-359-9351

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Electric String Instruments

Electric String Instruments

We offer the highest quality electric string instruments and outfits available at the lowest possible prices. We carry the remarkable NS Design family of instruments, the popular Yamaha electrics, Realist acoustic-electric violins, and kevlar/carbon-fiber composite violins from Bridge.

Violins - Violas - Cellos - Basses

Electrify Your Acoustic

Electrify Your Acoustic String Instrument

We have the solution for electrifying your acoustic instrument. From a temporary slip-on design to a more permanent bridge pick-up, our selection from Fishman, Headway, Realist, and others for your violin, viola, cello, and bass will let you be heard loud and clear.

It's easy to electrify your acoustic!

Preamps & Amplifiers

Preamps and Amplifiers

Preamps and amplifiers from companies like Fishman, Headway, LR Baggs, Roland, and Schertler assure the excellent sound you're looking for from your electric instrument. Many from our selection are specifically made for certain instruments. Take a look at what we offer.

Check out our selection of preamps and amplifiers.


Bows For Your Electric String Instrument

As New England's largest string instrument shop, our selection of bows is unrivaled. We are constantly acquiring antique & modern bows in every price range, and we carry the highest-quality carbon fiber bows and student-level carbon composite and fiberglass bows. Use the menu to the right to find the perfect bow for you.

Use the menu to the right to find the perfect bow for you.


Strings For Your Electric String Instrument

We are well-known for our string selection and prices. Though most strings work well with electric instruments, we also offer strings developed with electric instruments in mind, like NS Electric Strings. All of our strings are always heavily discounted.

Our string selection is vast!

Cases - Case Covers - Gig Bags

Cases For Your Electric String Instrument

Our case selection is mind-boggling! We carry more quality cases, case covers, and gig-bags than many "case-only" merchants, at better prices and with outstanding service! Bam France, Bobelock, Core, Eastman, Mooradian...the list goes on and on, including electric violin gig bags from Yamaha.

Cases - Case Covers - Gig Bags


Accessories For Your Electric String Instrument

We carry a great selection of accessories for your electric stringed instrument. Whether it's a chinrest for your electric violin model, a special rosin, or a set of strings specifically made for electrics, we have it or we can get it. Use the menu to the right for accessories that can be used with electrics, or browse through all of our accessories for acoustic and electric instruments.

Take a look through all of our accessories.

Sheet Music - Books - CD's

Sheet Music and Books

We offer an extensive sheet music selection from several genres of music, including Classical, Jazz, Broadway Musicals and Movies, Rock & Roll, and more. If you're just learning, take a look at our Suzuki School section and other beginner's sheet music and books. We even have reference materials, posters, and CD's.

Sheet Music - Books - CD's

Use the quick menu to the right, our regular menu to the left, or the easy search on the top left of this page to find your new electric or accessory.

Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Please contact us for fast answers!