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Johnson String Instrument
11 John Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-964-0954 ext.113 or

Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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, kevlar/carbon-fiber composite violins from Bridge, and our own Johnson Electric Violins & Outfits.

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 contantly adding antique & modern wood bows, carbon fiber bows, as well as carrying a full selection of student oriented carbon composite and fiberglass bows.

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 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 string instrument. From a chinrest made for your specific violin to a special rosin, we have it or we can get it. Use the menu to the right for accessories that can be used with electrics or browse thru 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 sheetmusic selection from classical to jazz to shows to rock & roll. If you're just learning, take a look at our Suzuki School section and other beginner's sheetmusic 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!