Traditional violins have been used as examples of design perfection, yet here we see a striking new rendition in the Yamaha Electric Violin. While hundreds of years can vouch for the paragon of musical production, this doesn't mean that innovation should end with the ancient string instrument.
Nicknamed the YEV, this performance electric violin has been stripped down to a lighter body that reveals the voids that that are typically encased within the conventional instrument. From every perspective, the surface area is minimized, yet the form has been engineered to retain the high quality and depth of sound that emanates from the remaining components. Four and five-string models are available in the Yamaha Electric Violin, extended across the now-prominent spine of the musical instrument. The innovative YEV beautifully balances sound and aesthetic as well as ergonomics in a stunning example of elevated perfection in design.