Electric Violas

The Antonio Strad electric violas have all the same feel as acoustic violas along with quality augmentation, so you’ll have a blast amping up your playing. From extra strings to powerful amplified voices — as clean or distorted as you want —  all at a variety of price points, there is an electric viola in our catalog to match your needs. Every model is made by trusted manufacturers who guarantee a great sound. A good sound will encourage you to play more. And the more you play the better you’ll get.

All of our electric violas include nationwide shipping, easy 45-day returns, and the Antonio Strad 100% satisfaction guarantee. Take a look at our selection below, or get in touch if you would like a hand in choosing the best electric viola for you.

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Electric Viola FAQs

What are the best electric violas?

Electric violas come in a variety of shapes, styles, sounds, and amp capabilities, so it really depends on what you want out of an instrument! The NS models we have are designed to adjust to the tastes of the player, with ease of play at the forefront. Explore the differences between the models we carry in our catalog, as we list all their features so you can pinpoint the best electric viola for you.

How does an electric viola sound compare to an acoustic?

All electric violas have a base tone that sounds like an acoustic viola. The degree of similarity varies from model to model, but the intention to mimic an acoustic sound is there in all of them. However, electric violas don’t exist just to be an electric copy of an acoustic! They offer the opportunity to spice up your sound with effects, through modulation and distortion that can add a new dimension to your playing, so in truth, an electric viola can sound however you want!