Electric Violins

 

Electric violins are becoming more and more popular. Typically, they are used by performers of jazz, pop, country, new age, etc. They are stringed instruments that are basically a cross between an electric guitar and an acoustic violin. An acoustic violin can be made into an electric violin by adding a pick-up that runs to an amp. Straight electric violins are available in many designs and colors. They can be made from a variety of materials and include the pick-up built into the instrument. Much like an electric guitar, they can also have a variety of effects such as reverb, delay, or distortion.

Finding the right electric violin to suit your needs can be a challenge. Violin Outlet carries pick-ups from Fishman, LR Baggs, and Realist. Our electric violins come from suppliers such as Yamaha, Bridge, Mark Wood, and NS Designs.

Below are a few examples of our electric violins. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

 

Yamaha SV 130 Silent Violin

Yamaha SV 130 Silent Violin

The SV130 provides violinists of all levels with the ability to practice confidently without disturbing others. Though the acoustic sound produced is barely a whisper, you will hear yourself in the rich, virtual environment of a resonant concert hall. The SV130 allows players of any level to play or practice anytime. Features include: single piezo pickup, improved noise reduction circuitry, built-in reverb (practice room, concert hall, cathedral), and aux-in for playing along with your favorite music. The SV130 is available in four colors: black, candy red, antique brown, and navy blue.

 

Bridge Aquila 4 String Electric Violin

Bridge Aquila Four String Electric Violin

The Bridge Aquila violin features a hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. The enclosed air resonates to provide a rich amplified violin sound while maintaining the strength and durability of a solid body instrument. The Aquila is a four string violin that uses an encapsulated pickup system integrated into the bridge, utilizing all the advantages of a traditional bridge and capturing the warmth and tone of acoustic violins. Power for the active pre-amp is supplied by a single 3V lithium coin-cell battery, which weighs virtually nothing, yet will last for approximately 1,000 hours of playing time. The Bridge Aquila violin comes with an oblong hard case, Pirastro Tonica strings and a carbon composite bow. They are available in a wide variety of colors and effects: black, purple, blue, red, black to blue fade, black to red fade, black to purple fade, green marble, red marble, purple marble, blue marble, green matrix, red matrix, blue matrix, purple matrix, purple/green chameleon, green/gold chameleon, blue reef double color, purple/orange double color, pink/purple double color, purple haze double color, and silverstone double color.

 

Bridge Lyra 5 String Electric Violin

Bridge Lyra Five String Electric Violin

The Bridge Lyra violin features a hollow body made of a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. The enclosed air resonates to provide a rich amplified violin sound while maintaining the strength and durability of a solid body instrument. The Lyra is a five string violin that uses an encapsulated pickup system integrated into the bridge, utilizing all the advantages of a traditional bridge and capturing the warmth and tone of acoustic violins. Power for the active pre amp is supplied by a single 3V lithium coin-cell battery, which weighs virtually nothing, yet will last for approximately 1,000 hours of playing time. The Bridge Aquila violin comes with an oblong hard case, Pirastro Tonica strings and a carbon composite bow. They are available in a wide variety of colors and effects: black, purple, blue, red, black to blue fade, black to red fade, black to purple fade, green marble, red marble, purple marble, blue marble, green matrix, red matrix, blue matrix, purple matrix, purple/green chameleon, green/gold chameleon, blue reef double color, purple/orange double color, pink/purple double color, purple haze double color, and silverstone double color.