The electric violin, viola, cello and double bass, made by Yamaha, are called 'Silent Strings' as they were originally designed for silent practice many years ago. However, Yamaha improved the instruments relentlessly by consulting leading string players, taking their input seriously. Yamaha continuously perfected the Silent violin, viola, cello and upright bass, making the Silent Strings as successful as they are today.
Example of Yamaha's Advanced Engineering:Dual pickups of the SV250 Violin
The violin body has the piezo pickup, which picks up the instrument's rich vibrancy. The player's subtle nuances in performance are picked up by the bridge pickup. Your sound preferences can be met by blending the two pickups.
Performance on stage
The heavy duty electronic control box makes the connection to the PA equipment easy. The box features volume controls, treble and bass, as well as an independent 1/8" jack for headphone monitoring, a balance out XLR and a 1/4" jack.
Design is hollow-body
This is the first hollow-body design Silent Violin. The resonant chamber under the bridge is created from spruce on top and a maple back. This gives it a natural violin feel and sound.