Yamaha SV-255 Professional Silent 5-String Violin
The Yamaha SV 255 Silent 5-String Violin offers all the advantages of an electric instrument --- easy amplification without feedback, the use of effects, headphone jack for silent practice, etc. – while still feeling, playing and sounding similar to a high quality acoustic violin. It is a perfect instrument for performances at concert halls, studios or outdoor stages.
"The Yamaha Silent Electric Violin rocks. I have used it for 6 years and it keeps getting better. It's the only electric violin that sounds great clean and still has the flexibility to be processed for use with multiple effects."
— Christian Howes, jazz violinist
Yamaha craftsmen have designed the SV255 5-string model to have a natural feel, closer to that of an acoustic violin. The oval shaped neck features a thin layer of a specially formulated finish that feels identical to that of an acoustic violin. The frame has been extended further past the chin rest to accommodate nearly any standard chin and/or shoulder rest. The Line Out jack is positioned so the cord can be draped over the performer's shoulder keeping it out of the way during performance.
External Control Box
This model features and external control box that has a studio quality preamp, master volume control, treble and bass tone controls as well as 1/4 inch and XLR balanced outputs.
The SV255 uses a two pickup configuration which doubles the resolution for a much greater dynamic range. There is a piezo pickup in the body of the instrument and one under the bridge. This improved resolution allows the violin to responds to very subtle nuances enabling the performer to play from pianissimo to fortissimo with great clarity and ease.
- Five-string model has low C string
- Available in shaded brown