Yamaha Electric 5-String Violin

Item# YEV105

  • SHAR Price: $649.00
Availability: IN STOCK
Availability: OUT OF STOCK
Availability: OUT OF STOCK

About This Item

The YEV series is a game-changing electric violin that does not sacrifice sound or good looks for price.


This all-access electric violin is made from 6 different woods (Ebony, Rosewood, Spruce, Maple, Mahogany and Walnut) that add to the overall organic, natural & resonant sound of the amplified instrument. It uses a passive pickup. Passive (magnetic) pickup directly sends the signal from the string through the wood, into the pickup and into the amp which creates a dynamic, organic sound. Many musicians prefer a passive pickup to be able to have a "breathable" sound coupled with using their volume knob, enabling a multitude of tones without adjusting gain or treble on the amp.

The ebony pegs, chinrest and a composite tailpiece are all 4/4 standard which can be found on traditional acoustic instruments. These fittings can be easily switched out to a players' personal preference. Comes standard with D'Addario Zyex strings, which can also be changed to any other strings. Player can use any bow and shoulder rest. Lower bout will accommodate most standard shoulder rests. Fits in a 4/4 size violin case. Weight 1.3 lbs.

Features/Specs

Features/Specs:

Body: Spruce/Mahongany/Maple
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frame: Walnut
Tailpiece: Synthetic Resin (equipped with fine tuners)
Bridge/Pickup: Maple with built-in Piezo-electric Pickup
Output/Controls: Passive output, Volume Control, Selector Switch (Volume Control activation switch)
Tuning Pegs/Chinrest: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario Zyex
Weight: 1.3 lbs

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

The YEV series is a game-changing electric violin that does not sacrifice sound or good looks for price.


This all-access electric violin is made from 6 different woods (Ebony, Rosewood, Spruce, Maple, Mahogany and Walnut) that add to the overall organic, natural & resonant sound of the amplified instrument. It uses a passive pickup. Passive (magnetic) pickup directly sends the signal from the string through the wood, into the pickup and into the amp which creates a dynamic, organic sound. Many musicians prefer a passive pickup to be able to have a "breathable" sound coupled with using their volume knob, enabling a multitude of tones without adjusting gain or treble on the amp.

The ebony pegs, chinrest and a composite tailpiece are all 4/4 standard which can be found on traditional acoustic instruments. These fittings can be easily switched out to a players' personal preference. Comes standard with D'Addario Zyex strings, which can also be changed to any other strings. Player can use any bow and shoulder rest. Lower bout will accommodate most standard shoulder rests. Fits in a 4/4 size violin case. Weight 1.3 lbs.

Features/Specs:

Body: Spruce/Mahongany/Maple
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frame: Walnut
Tailpiece: Synthetic Resin (equipped with fine tuners)
Bridge/Pickup: Maple with built-in Piezo-electric Pickup
Output/Controls: Passive output, Volume Control, Selector Switch (Volume Control activation switch)
Tuning Pegs/Chinrest: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario Zyex
Weight: 1.3 lbs

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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Question By:
ELISE WHITE
From MIDDLETOWN, NY

Asked On: 06/28/2017

Hello, I am interested in the new Yamaha electric 5-string violin. I found the natural color more appealing and see you have it out of stock. When might you have more for sale? Thank you for your time. Ms. White

SHAR Answer:

Hello Ms. White, thanks for you question. For the most up-to-date stock information, please contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427 and we would be happy to help!

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Question By:
Emily Cowser
From Bethel Park, PA

Asked On: 05/25/2017

Does this instrument come with a headphone jack?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Emily, thanks for your question! This instrument does not have a specific output for headphones. The 1/4 jack output is designed to connect to a device with a high-impedance input such as a preamplifier, direct box, or musical instrument amplifier. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427.

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Question By:
JENNIFER PARKER
From WAYLAND, MI

Asked On: 03/14/2017

does this violin come with a case

SHAR Answer:

Hi Jennifer! The Yamaha Electric 5-String Violin does not include a case but one can be purchased separately. This instrument will fit in a full sized (4/4) violin case. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks for you question!

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Question By:
Anonymous
From LADERA RANCH, CA

Asked On: 01/05/2017

What strings do you recommend? Can I use the viola strings with the violin E string?

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question! We recommend using the Helicore 5 String Set with this instrument. These strings offer a great sound with electrics and have lasting durability. Hope this helps!

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Question By:
VINCENT COVINO
From COLLINSVILLE, CT

Asked On: 12/27/2016

WHat kind of case would you use with THe Yamaha 5 string electric VIOlin YEV105

SHAR Answer:

Hi Vincent! This instrument will fit in any standard full size violin case. If you have additional questions, we are available at 1-800-248-7427 and feel free to browse our selection of cases. Thanks for your question!

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Question By:
JOSEPHINE BENJAMIN
From SUN PRAIRIE, WI

Asked On: 11/24/2016

How much does this instrument weigh? compare to the NS 5 string??

SHAR Answer:

Hi Josephine! The Yamaha YEV 5 string violin weighs approximately 1.2 lbs. This is lighter when compared to all NS Design 5 string electric violins that we offer. Hope this helps!

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Question By:
JOSE HERNAN RAMIREZ RAMIREZ
From STARKVILLE, MS

Asked On: 11/14/2016

Violin comes with box

SHAR Answer:

All instruments from SHAR are carefully packaged in a box to ensure safe shipment.

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