The Electric String Instrument Shop
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
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.
Electrify Your Acoustic
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.
Preamps & 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.
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.
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.
Cases - Case Covers - Gig Bags
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.
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.
Sheet Music - Books - CD's
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.
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!