The lightweight design, natural touch points and curves allow the player to effortlessly move between the YEV and a standard acoustic violin. The instrument's shape allows for most standard shoulder, chin rests and tailpieces.
Achieves a beautiful, smooth, organic sound aided by the natural resonance of the wood.
YEV Electric Violin
Inspired by craft and design elements of Yamaha acoustic guitars, Yamaha set out to design a new kind of electric violin made primarily from wooden materials. This instrument takes a design cue from both violin and acoustic guitar shapes, creating a beautiful yet amazingly lightweight instrument made with six different woods. These wood materials are carefully crafted with an airy infinity loop-like design, representing the dimensions of acoustic space, and is as stunning visually as it is fun to play. Using a unique Yamaha bridge pickup that carries over from professional Yamaha Silent Violins, this instrument delivers a smooth, organic and warm tone. The design incorporates a simple ¼" input to match the clean and natural aesthetic of this innovative electric violin.
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 peg / Rest Chin Rest Ebony
Strings D'Addario Zyex * D'Addario Helicore on the 5th string YEV105 only
Weight 104: approx. 550g / 105: approx. 580g
Connect this jack to a device with a high-impedance input such as a preamplifier, direct box, or musical instrument amplifier.
*The input impedance of the first device (preamp, direct box, etc.) the instrument connects to has a major influence on the sound quality produced by the speakers. In order to obtain the maximum performance from the instrument, we recommend connecting to a device with an input impedance of more than 1MΩ.