The YSV104 Silent Violin returns to the original Silent Violin concept as a refined practice instrument that provides an ideal blend of features and playability for violin players.
The YSV104 is a new version of the SILENT Violin that incorporates Yamaha’s exclusive SRT Powered system.
SRT Powered system simulates the natural sound and resonance of an acoustic
violin by using samples that were recorded using high-quality microphones that
were placed in the position of the player’s ears. This gives players a natural
playing experience through headphones, while its solid body design has
reduced the actual sound output.
Even without a resonant body, the SRT POWERED system faithfully reproduces the body resonance, sound and ambience of an acoustic violin. The YSV104 is an excellent choice for all players who want to practice quietly with acoustic violin tone.
We are also selling a complete package that includes a Bow, Violin Gig Case, & Rosin at this link.
Easy switchover from traditional acoustic violin
The layout of the bridge, tailpiece, neck, and other parts is the same as an acoustic violin, and the ability to use standard off-the-shelf Bridge-type shoulder rests facilitates a smooth, stress-free transition from acoustic violin to the SILENT Violin and back. Proper bow angle and finger placement give beginners a solid foundation to grow from.
The first Silent Violin to feature the Yamaha SRT Powered system
Although the YSV104 is a solid-body instrument that does not resonate like an acoustic violin, the SRT POWERED system faithfully reproduces the rich presence and tonal variety that are appealing characteristics of acoustic violin sound. Left and right channel volume, frequency response, and delay have been carefully optimized so that the performer can play while hearing realistic acoustic tone and resonance via the earphones.
*SRT: Studio Response Technology
Streamlined control box supports practice
Two reverb modes provide ambience optimized for practice and playing enjoyment. "ROOM" provides realistic room ambience that is ideally suited to practice, while "HALL" simulates the deep, rich reverb of a concert hall for pure playing enjoyment. An external audio source can be connected to the control box for play-along practice.
*The control box is for use with the YSV104 only. It cannot be used with other SILENT Violin models.
Connections and System Examples
Size & Weight
W-8.11" x H-22.95" x D-4.37"
W-206mm x H-583mm x D-111mm
Weight - Instrument
1 lbs 1 oz (490g)
Weight - Control Box
2.5 oz (70g)
Maple (with built-in pickup)
Synthetic Resin (equipped with fine tuners)
Pick Up System
Piezo Pickup (Bridge)
Sound type switch (Room/Hall)
Yes (mini jack type) 1/8" 3.5mm
Yes (mini jack type) 1/8" 3.5mm
2 - AA size 1.5V battery
YAlkaline: maximum 29 hrs. Nickel-metal: maximum 24 hrs.
2 - 1/8" Male to Male
Yamaha also makes the YEV-104
So what is the difference between the YEV-104 and the YSV-104?
YEV = Yamaha Electric Violin
YSV = Yamaha Silent Violin
Practice - N/A
Practice - 1/8" jack to a control box then to Headphones
Performance - 1/4' jack - Plug into Amp
Performance - 1/8" jack to control box then to an Amp
Finish - Natural wood frame and body
Finish - Lacquer solid-body with lightweight frame
Price - Starting at $610.00
Price - Starting at $775.00
Free Accessories with purchase includes:
D'Addario Light Rosin
YEV-104 Electric Violin Includes:
2 - 1/8" jack - male to male
Plus Free Accessories Show Above
Plus Free Shipping!
This system is brand new in a box!!
All Silent Strings come with a 5-year manufacturer warranty
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