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Yamaha SV-120 Silent Violin Standard Model   

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This 4/4-size Yamaha SV-120 silent violin has a spruce body and a hard maple neck with ebony fingerboard and pegs. The sidebody, chin rest, and tailp...Click To Read More About This Product

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Play anywhere, anytime, with just the ambience you want.

This 4/4-size Yamaha SV-120 silent violin has a spruce body and a hard maple neck with ebony fingerboard and pegs. The sidebody, chin rest, and tailpiece are made of molded plastic. A piezo pickup transmits the instrument's sound to headphones or an amplification system. Onboard reverb lets you choose the ambience you desire. The electric violin is powered by 2 AA batteries or an AC adapter.

FEATURES
  • 4/4 size
  • Spruce body
  • Hard maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and pegs
  • Molded plastic sidebody, chin rest, and tailpiece
  • Piezo pickup
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries or AC adapter
  • Onboard reverb
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4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Cool but not quite the real thing

This is a very cool instrument, it is really impressive when plugged into an effects pedal such as a PODxt Live. I use it for worship at my church, because of the great...Read complete review

This is a very cool instrument, it is really impressive when plugged into an effects pedal such as a PODxt Live. I use it for worship at my church, because of the great flexibilty of not having play into a microphone which is a pain. It's very solidly built, I have a black one. Of course it doesn't sound as rich as the real thing but it does have a definite cool factor. My biggest complaint is feel, I have a very nice acoustic and not to sound like a snob but the feel of the neck is a little off. It just is not as much fun to play (Unless your using pedals) because doing slightly advanced things like vibrato and trills doesn't feel right. But if you're in the market for a violin to use with you're guitar effects pedal this is the one. If you're are looking for an amp I reccomend the VOX Valvetronix which reproduces the high end really well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive toy

We got two and had to send both back because of faulty and overly noisy preamp. The form factor is cool, fit and finish great but the heart of an electric instrument is the...Read complete review

We got two and had to send both back because of faulty and overly noisy preamp. The form factor is cool, fit and finish great but the heart of an electric instrument is the "electric" part. This fails. The first instrument had a treble hiss that made it unusable for any critical work, the second lost the reverb function after about 6-8 practice sessions. Not what I expect from Yamaha. A couple of bucks more in the pre-amp would have made this a great choice

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2.0

Expensive toy

By hound dog jerry

from Austin TX

We got two and had to send both back because of faulty and overly noisy preamp. The form factor is cool, fit and finish great but the heart of an electric instrument is the "electric" part. This fails. The first instrument had a treble hiss that made it unusable for any critical work, the second lost the reverb function after about 6-8 practice sessions. Not what I expect from Yamaha. A couple of bucks more in the pre-amp would have made this a great choice

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4.0

A nice alternative, a great learning aid

By EpiMark-3Nd.I

from Madison, WI

I'm a 52 yr old novice violinist and practicing in a manner that doesn't drive others nuts is a necessity. While not a total substitute for an acoustic violin, the SV-120 I think has really accelerated my progress.

 
5.0

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By fiddlerkevan

from Salisbury , NC

I have played the SV120 for 2 years. It arrived with a perfect bridge set-up. I play along with CDs of bluegass/country gospel for relaxation almost daily. Therefore the silent feature works great for privacy as it is barely audible in adjoining roooms of my house. I occassionally plug into my 15 watt Peavy Rage 158 amp, and it sounds great. When amplified, the E string does sond a little flat but not on silent headphone play. I was amazed at the ease of going from the SV120 back to my handmade acoustic violins.The only difference is the SV120 is a little heavier.I love mine.

 
4.0

Awesome violin

By Joel-iPO2y

from Melbourne

I use this violin to play in a rock band but I have a classical background in music. This Violin is great value for money and is great in contempory music, especialy with effects pedals but lacks the depth of tone that a acoustic can give for classical or slower songs. This violin is better than the SV 200 (the model above this one) for value but the SV 200 has an exelent tone! But overal this is a great violin!

 
5.0

Yamaha silent violin great product

By Oleg Melnikov

from Asheville, NC

Great instrument and the price is right.

 
5.0

Yamaha SV-120K Violin

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is an amazing violin. The features, are amazing. I especially like the different types of reverb that the instrument has built in. The headphones that come with the instrument aren't the best but they are pretty good. I haven't had very many violins but this one is far superior to my old one. With a nice bow this instument will really sing.

 
5.0

Well worth the money

By Edgemo

from Buffalo, NY

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I'm a classical/Jazz violinist and have been playing for about 36 years. I've performed with many big name artist along with recording with some wonderful local musicians. This instrument has replaced my accoustic violin on all my jazz gigs and has turned a few heads in the process. After using my SV-120 I have found the right sound by putting a mute on the bridge to take away the tinny sound in the upper strings. The instruments playes well and the thinner neck makes it easier to shift.I'm looking to purchase one for my daughter and feel very comfortable with this product.

 
5.0

This is fantastic !

By Tekoalove

from Pineville Louisiana

I am only a three year student playing the electric violin - contemporary christian and other songs. I play through a karaoke and then to a 300 watt acoustic speaker. This violin is pure crisp and sounds fantastic I would recommend it to any person wanting to upgrade to a electric violin. Yamaha sounds wonderful, I played in front of 60 people at my work place and got nothing but compliments all day long.

 
4.0

Cool but not quite the real thing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is a very cool instrument, it is really impressive when plugged into an effects pedal such as a PODxt Live. I use it for worship at my church, because of the great flexibilty of not having play into a microphone which is a pain. It's very solidly built, I have a black one. Of course it doesn't sound as rich as the real thing but it does have a definite cool factor. My biggest complaint is feel, I have a very nice acoustic and not to sound like a snob but the feel of the neck is a little off. It just is not as much fun to play (Unless your using pedals) because doing slightly advanced things like vibrato and trills doesn't feel right. But if you're in the market for a violin to use with you're guitar effects pedal this is the one. If you're are looking for an amp I reccomend the VOX Valvetronix which reproduces the high end really well.

 
5.0

Good stuff

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

A bit "tinny" in the high end but nothing compares when you plug it into a phase shifter with a little distortion and a lot of reverb. Solid violin with a lot of features at a lower than you'd expect price.

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