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Electric Violins

Sometimes referred to as an “electric fiddle,” the electric violin has found a place in a variety of musical styles, from classic rock and country to jazz and fusion. To reflect that broad range, they come in a variety of formats as well.

Amplifying a Traditional Violin

Several different types of pickup systems are available. These can be attached to existing acoustic violins via special putty, soft mounting clamps, or a similar method. While they tend to experience feedback more than other pickup systems, they do offer the most natural violin tone when amplified.

Purely Electric Violins

Though they are designed with a standard sized and shaped neck so they can be played comfortably by violinists, these instruments deviate from that point. Varying body shapes can include “headless” models (where the tuning is done with fine tuners), among other things. While they sound and feel the least like traditional instruments, they open a whole new realm of sonic possibilities. These models also reduce or avoid the feedback problem altogether.

Outlined or Silent Electric Violin

Somewhere in the middle fall the “outlined” violins, such as Yamaha’s Silent Violin models. These instruments have a body that is a partial outline of the traditional violin shape, as well as a standard peg arrangement. Thus, they feel more like a classic instrument then the purely electric models but offer many of the advantages of the latter.

For more information, read our full article on Electric Violins.

Glasser Carbon Composite AE 4/4 Electric 4 string Violin
$1,470.00
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Johnson EV-4s Black Electric Violin
List Price: $450.00
$382.50
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Johnson EV-4s Purple Electric Violin
List Price: $450.00
$382.50
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Johnson EV-4s Red Electric Violin
List Price: $450.00
$382.50
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Johnson EV-4s Blue Electric Violin
List Price: $450.00
$382.50
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NS Design CR-4 Electric 4-String Violin, Amber
List Price: $4,470.00
$3,419.00
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NS Design CR-5 Electric 5-String Violin, Amber
List Price: $4,780.00
$3,649.00
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NS Design NXT4a Violin, Sunburst
List Price: $2,560.00
$1,819.00
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NS Design NXT4a Violin, Black
List Price: $2,560.00
$1,819.00
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NS Design NXT5a Violin, Sunburst
List Price: $2,725.00
$1,929.00
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NS Design WAV-4 Electric 4-String Transparent Black Violin with Custom Case
List Price: $1,120.00
$789.00
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NS Design WAV-4 Electric 4-String Transparent Red Violin with Custom Case
List Price: $1,120.00
$789.00
In Stock
NS Design WAV-4 Electric 4-String Amberburst Violin with Custom Case
List Price: $1,120.00
$789.00
In Stock
NS Design WAV-5 Electric 5-String Transparent Black Violin with Custom Case
List Price: $1,235.00
$849.00
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NS Design WAV-5 Electric 5-String Amberburst Violin with Custom Case
List Price: $1,235.00
$849.00
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Realist RV-4 E Series Acoustic Electric 4-String Violin
List Price: $1,400.00
$1,150.00
In Stock
Realist RV-4 Pro E Series Frantique Finish Acoustic Electric 4-String Violin, with Instant Active
List Price: $2,800.00
$2,450.00
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Realist RV-5 E Series Acoustic Electric 5-String Violin
List Price: $1,650.00
$1,400.00
In Stock
Yamaha YEV 104 Electric 4-String Violin - Black
List Price: $1,058.00
$745.99
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Yamaha YEV 104 Electric 4 String Violin - Natural
List Price: $1,058.00
$745.99
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Yamaha YEV 105 Electric 5-String Violin - Black
List Price: $1,132.00
$797.99
In Stock
Yamaha YEV 105 Electric 5-String Violin - Natural
List Price: $1,132.00
$797.99
In Stock
Yamaha SV-200 Silent Violin, Black
List Price: $2,042.00
$1,433.99
In Stock
Yamaha SV-200 Silent Violin, Brown
List Price: $2,042.00
$1,433.99
In Stock
Yamaha SV-200 Silent Violin, Red
List Price: $2,042.00
$1,433.99
In Stock

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