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5 String Electric Violin - Natural Body

SKU: # 478242   |   Model: # YEV105 NT   |    Product Reviews3 Reviews  Write a Review

5 String Electric Violin - Natural Body

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5 String Electric Violin - Natural Body
5 String Electric Violin - Natural Body
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A new kind of electric violin taking its design inspiration from the organic beauty of wood, the simplicity of clean lines, and the comfort of light weight, combined with innovative Yamaha sound to create this gorgeous live-performance instrument. (5-string model)

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 1/4" input to match the clean and natural aesthetic of this innovative electric violin.


• Mobius strip-like shape provides continuity between front and back. Three-dimensional form is designed to appeal to the audience when performing live.
• Lightweight design
• Allows for most standard shoulder, chin rests and tailpieces
• Maple, mahogany and spruce body produces a rich, strong tone as the bow grips the string
• Walnut frame brings an ideal blend of flexibility and strength in a 5-layer wood design that is not only striking, but also contributes to natural resonance vibration when played with a bow.
• Professional-grade bridge pickup. While effectively picking up the sound of the entire instrument, it also captures the instrument's attack and the player's expressive bowing nuances.
• On-board volume control bypass selects direct output of the pickup signal, or output via the instrument's volume control. Direct output delivers the instrument's full sonic potential, with rich lows and punchy impact.



Dimensions (W x H x D): 204mm x 607mm x 120mm
Weight: approx. 580 g


Size: 4/4
Body: Spruce/Mahogany/Maple
Side/Frame: Walnut
Neck: Maple
Finger Board: Rosewood


Bridge: Maple with built-in Piezo-electric Pickup
Tuning Pegs: Ebony
Tailpiece: Synthetic Resin (equipped with fine tuners)
Chin Rest: Ebony
Strings: D'Addario Zyex (D'Addario Helicore on C-string)

Design/Architecture Detail

Pick Up System: Bridge w/ Built-in Piezo-electric Pickup


Controls: Volume Control, Selector Switch (Volume Control activation switch)

Storage and Connectivity

Output: Passive Output (Φ6.3 Standard Monaural)

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Amazing instrument 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Mississauga, Ontario
I have used an acoustic violin for many years, this is a treat for what I like to do. Purists will say that a 5-string violin is neither a viola nor a violin, but I will say this one is both! The extended low range is fun to add parts to your playing that are not possible with a violin. The only thing is that the strings are a bit close to each other and you need to adjust your technique. The look is stunning, construction is flawless, the tuning pegs and fine-tuners keep the instrument in tune, the passive pickup system is the same as the one we find on the more expensive "silent violin" and does not use a battery. It produces plenty of output signal but for additional control I plug it to an acoustic pre-amp and equalizer pedals. Of course one nice feature of an electric violin is that you can practice almost silently, and you can get all the volume you need when performing. But because this one has no onboard pre-amp you need an amp if you want to use headphones. I use a Yamaha THR5A amplifier at home and in small sessions. Because it has no body there is no feedback issue when plugged into a PA. Great instrument. Thanks Yamaha.
Posted by François on Feb 7, 2023
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I'm Impressed 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
I purchased this 5 string for two main reasons... Firstly, my practice sessions were limited by the acoustic fiddle that I use, because of how loud it is. I needed to keep the volume down because of the hours I keep. I could have used a mute, but that takes the soul out of my accoustic instrument. With the YEV-105, I plug into garage band for simplicity and portability, put on some phones and I get lost for a couple of hours. Secondly, plugging my acoustic in, causes no end to the feedback grief. Micing it, same... Plugging the YEV-105 in, is a joy! All of my guitar pedals and amps are totally and fully compatible. It's a whole new world... The setup is something I have tweaked, I think most musicians make adjustments to their instruments. Basically I did a little bridge work to bring the action down a bit, for my liking. That being said, It was playable right out of the box. Surprised that it came with D'addario Zyex GDAE strings and a Helicore C string. These are responsive, expensive synthetic core strings. Yamaha has knocked it out of the park, as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by Joe on Oct 28, 2017
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Just bought one 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Cobourg, Ontario
I just bought a YEV 105 in natural finish, from the Peterborough store. Have barely stopped playing it for 3 days! I love that it is bare-bones. No need for internal amps and effects, or a battery. Sounds great through both my Traynor and Roland acoustic amps. I've tried Bridge (borrowed it for a week) and NS 5 strings at L&M. For me, strings were too close together and very difficult to manage. YEV 105 has quite a wide (and thick) neck which suits me.
Posted by Rob Hearst on Feb 6, 2017
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