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Plug 'n Play Violin

We worked with a professional multi-genre violinist on what pros want. This is the result!

A Silent Violin

A Silent Violin?

Aren't violins made to be heard? Why would you want a silent violin? We explore the advantages.

Let's Jam

Let's Jam!

There are a lot of different ways to go electric. Let us help guide you!

Plug 'n Play™ 4-string Electric Violin Outfit

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

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Strong and Mellow Acoustic Sound, Professional Grade

The Plug 'n Play electric violin just keeps getting better and better! We worked with a professional multi-genre violinist on what pros want: New geared pegs work much more reliably and smoothly than friction pegs under hot stage lights, eliminating the need for fine adjusters and making tuning a breeze. We also lowered the string action to allow for fast and soft fingering. We did this by improving the quality of the ebony fingerboard, bridge, and strings, performing the entire setup and tonal output adjustment at SHAR. Finally, we upgraded the electronics, for far more output. The new Plug 'n Play Concert violin sounds clean, mellow and complex, like an acoustic violin, but now that drummer has met his match on stage! Of course, you can also tone it down... way down, by plugging the included earbuds directly into your Plug 'n Play violin, so as not to bother your neighbors when practicing. In fact, transitioning from your acoustic to your Plug 'n Play couldn't be easier – because of its clever design, you can even use your favorite shoulder rest. 

Outfit includes Toshira case (TC100), Brazilwood bow (KVB), mini rosin, cable with 1/4" jack, earbudss and 9-volt battery. Choose from Ebony Black, Sangria Red, True Blue, or Titanium White. 4/4 size. Instrument Weight 1.7 lbs

$2,485.00

Yamaha® Silent Electric Cello

Instrument: Cello
Level: Intermediate

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Yamaha Silent Electric Cello(Yamaha model SVC110)
Yamaha designers worked together with some of the worlds greatest cellists to create the Silent Electric Cello series, and the talent and inspiration of these artists is reflected in their beautiful warm tone and comfortable playability. This cello plays and sounds so similar to a fine acoustic cello, that players will find it expressive and comfortable to use, but they will also appreciate being able to practice whenever and wherever they want, thanks to the silent function.

Practice with CDs, connect to an amplifier, or simply play in private without disturbing others through the provided headphones. The Aux In, Line Out and Headphone jacks allow for great versatility. Connect a CD or other musical source, and play along with your favorite recordings! Use the Line Out to connect to a PA system and perform live, or use the headphones for private playing.

Newly designed pickups produce an incredibly natural sound closely resembling that of an acoustic cello. The beautifully finished body is designed to preserve and enhance the warm tonal harmonics, combined with a solid crisp sound that works well using an amplifier and speaker.

The rich full tone is enhanced with a spacious reverb, offering three settings for Large Hall, Medium Hall or Room, to best suit your performance environment.

Features ebony fingerboard and pegs, maple neck and spruce body. Aubert Maple bridge, Wittner Ultra tailpiece, four fine tuners. Includes headphones, cable and soft case. Look for the optional AC adapter (Item # PA3B) under the Yamaha pull-down under accessories.

Yamaha products cannot be shipped outside the United States.

$1,269.00

Ned Steinberger - NS Design NXT Electric Violin

NSV4X (4-string)

The NXT violin opens up a new horizon for the serious musician seeking to play a world-class electric violin on a limited budget. These new instruments, crafted in the Czech Republic by the makers of NS Design's renowned CR series, exemplify flawless workmanship at an incredible value.

Light weight and balance are critical factors for any electric violin, and the NXT is one of the lightest and best-balanced performance electrics available. Weighing less than 1.5 pounds, the NXT uses special carving techniques to reduce the weight of the maple body, while preserving extraordinary rigidity and striking good looks. Ultralight tail-mounted tuners allow precise adjustment, easy string changes, and keep the balance point of the instrument close to the shoulder for maximum comfort.

The advanced piezo technology eliminates the need for heavy on-board batteries and circuitry. The self-powered Polar electromechanical transducer has higher output than most active systems. The result is unsurpassed dynamic range, clarity, and sheer power. The dual mode Polar pickup responds to both lateral string vibration for bowing and vertical vibration for pizzicato playing. The resulting sound retains the essential timbre of a fine acoustic violin, but is easily modified - via on-board controls or post-processing - to suit almost any sonic palette.

The NXT is also the first NS violin to incorporate NS Design's innovative JackPot potentiometer in its volume and tone controls. Conventional passive volume and tone controls work by siphoning a portion of the output signal to ground, and continue to hold back a portion of the pickup's signal even when turned up all the way. The JackPot incorporates a rotary switch that can disengage the ground and send 100% of the instrument's signal to the amplifier. The result is a fuller, richer tone, with more power, detail, and overall intensity.

As adaptable as it is powerful, the NXT adjusts easily to any violinist's style. It comes equipped with the NS Custom Shoulder Rest, which can be formed by the player to fit the body perfectly.

Plug 'n Play™ 4-string Electric Violin Outfit

Instrument: Violin
Level: Beginning

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Strong and Mellow Acoustic Sound, Professional Grade

The Plug 'n Play electric violin just keeps getting better and better! We worked with a professional multi-genre violinist on what pros want: New geared pegs work much more reliably and smoothly than friction pegs under hot stage lights, eliminating the need for fine adjusters and making tuning a breeze. We also lowered the string action to allow for fast and soft fingering. We did this by improving the quality of the ebony fingerboard, bridge, and strings, performing the entire setup and tonal output adjustment at SHAR. Finally, we upgraded the electronics, for far more output. The new Plug 'n Play Concert violin sounds clean, mellow and complex, like an acoustic violin, but now that drummer has met his match on stage! Of course, you can also tone it down... way down, by plugging the included earbuds directly into your Plug 'n Play violin, so as not to bother your neighbors when practicing. In fact, transitioning from your acoustic to your Plug 'n Play couldn't be easier – because of its clever design, you can even use your favorite shoulder rest. 

Outfit includes Toshira case (TC100), Brazilwood bow (KVB), mini rosin, cable with 1/4" jack, earbudss and 9-volt battery. Choose from Ebony Black, Sangria Red, True Blue, or Titanium White. 4/4 size. Instrument Weight 1.7 lbs

Strong and Mellow Acoustic Sound, Professional Grade

The Plug 'n Play electric violin just keeps getting better and better! We worked with a professional multi-genre violinist on what pros want: New geared pegs work much more reliably and smoothly than friction pegs under hot stage lights, eliminating the need for fine adjusters and making tuning a breeze. We also lowered the string action to allow for fast and soft fingering. We did this by improving the quality of the ebony fingerboard, bridge, and strings, performing the entire setup and tonal output adjustment at SHAR. Finally, we upgraded the electronics, for far more output. The new Plug 'n Play Concert violin sounds clean, mellow and complex, like an acoustic violin, but now that drummer has met his match on stage! Of course, you can also tone it down... way down, by plugging the included earbuds directly into your Plug 'n Play violin, so as not to bother your neighbors when practicing. In fact, transitioning from your acoustic to your Plug 'n Play couldn't be easier – because of its clever design, you can even use your favorite shoulder rest. 

Outfit includes Plug 'n Play Amplifier (SVA1), Toshira case (TC100), Brazilwood bow (KVB), mini rosin, cable with 1/4" jack, earbudss and 9-volt battery. Choose from Ebony Black, Sangria Red, True Blue, or Titanium White. 4/4 size. Instrument Weight 1.7 lbs.

$649.00

NS Design WAV4 Electric Violin - 4 String - 4/4 size

REVIEWED ON: January 12, 2010

great instrument !

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reviewed by: PIERRE MARTIN

Beautiful finish, came in perfectly set-up. Very nice tone, bright yet warm with beautiful harmonics. *****

$2,400.00

Wood 5-String Fretless Viper Magenta Burl Top

REVIEWED ON: May 01, 2008

Best Designed Electric Violin Out There!

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reviewed by: Paul Violin

Between it's revolutionary patented chest-support )which makes the whole violin float painlessly on your shoulder, hands free(, the Barbera transducer pickup )which gives it an amazing tone(, and it's obvious visual factor, Wood Violins' Viper is a must-have for the modern violinist, and is sure to turn heads everywhere.

$2,400.00

Wood 5-String Fretless Viper Magenta Burl Top

REVIEWED ON: November 28, 2007

Hott!

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reviewed by: Jullie Choi

That is the hottest violin I have ever laid my eyes on.

$2,649.00

NS Design CR Series Electric 4-String Violin

REVIEWED ON: August 02, 2007

the best electric i've tried so far

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reviewed by: Rebecca

If I had the money, this is the electric violin I would buy. It has the most 'natural' violin sound for an electric, very clear, concise and extremely playable. Plus the way it's designed makes it really easy to play, comfortable and well suited for any player or professional to enjoy. I also like the unique look, feel, and overall delivery of this instrument. Compared to others I've tried- this one stands as the new wave of electrics- the way the strings go in is also unique- without pegs, to prevent string breakage.