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Yamaha YEV Electric Violin

Regular price $769.99 USD
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  • Estimated delivery: Jul 14 - Jul 18
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The Yamaha YEV electric violin is a lightweight, elegant, all-wood instrument designed for performance and priced for the entry-level market. Available in 4 or 5-strings and natural or black finish.

Elegantly designed and crafted from six different woods, Yamaha's YEV electric violin is lightweight and gorgeous. Clean, straight lines and swooping, sinuous structures define an electric violin that's as beautiful as it is affordable.

The YEV has a passive dual-piezo pickup that produces a natural and resonant tone. Designed for performance, not practice, the electronics are passive, meaning no batteries are required.

A volume control knob is accessibly located on the back of the YEV near the neck, allowing for quick adjustments on the fly. A volume control activation switch on the back of the instrument locks and unlocks the volume control function so you can set the desired level for a performance without risk of raising or lowering it by bumping the volume knob.

The 1/4-inch jack is located on the back central spine of the instrument, a wise placement that prevents the cable tugging on you as you play. A right-angled cable is recommended.


Body Spruce/Mahogany/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 peg / Chin Rest Ebony
Strings D'Addario Zyex * D'Addario Helicore on the 5th string YEV105 only
Weight 104: approx. 550g / 105: approx. 580g


Left-handed conversion

If you select the 'left-handed conversion' option our skilled technician will make the following modifications to convert a production model right-handed YEV violin to an instrument that is playable left-handed:

  • Replace the included ebony tuning pegs with Perfection Pegs geared tuners installed opposite of standard with bass pegs on the right and treble pegs on the left
  • Replace the included composite chin rest with a matching left-handed Guarneri-style chin rest.
  • Restring the violin EADG (4-string) or EADGC

The upcharge reflects the cost of parts and the technician's labor to make the conversion.


Important to note:

  • This violin is designed with an upper bout indicator that provides a position reference when a right-handed player moves their left hand up the neck. We do not remove this piece as it is integral to the design. It will not be in the way for a left-handed player as this is where the acoustic body would meet the neck anyway, however, it will not offer a left-handed player (fingering with the right hand) position indication. The heel of the neck still provides adequate position indication when shifting into upper positions.
  • These modifications may void aspects of the Yamaha warranty.
  • After these modifications are performed the violin will non-refundable.



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♬ original sound - Stephanie Strings

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