Electric Violins

The Antonio Strad electric violins have all the same feel of acoustic violins 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 violin 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 violins 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 violin for you.

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Electric Violin FAQs

What are the best electric violins?

Electric violins 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 violin for you.

Is the fifth string on a 5-string instrument useful?

Extra strings on electric instruments provide you with more range. The fifth string on a 5-string electric violin is a lower C — the same one as on an acoustic viola. Therefore a 5-string instrument allows you to access a bassier sound and play pieces that dip lower than your standard acoustic violin.

How does an electric violin sound compare to an acoustic?

All electric violins have a base tone that sounds like an acoustic violin. 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 violins 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 violin can sound however you want!