Electric violas are becoming more and more popular. Typically they are used for performers of jazz, pop, country, new age, etc. They are stringed instruments that are basically a cross between an electric guitar and an acoustic viola. An acoustic viola can be made into an electric viola by adding a pick-up that runs to an amp. Straight electric violas are available in several designs. They can be made from a variety of materials and include the pick-up built into the instrument. Much like an electric guitar, they can also have a variety of effects such as reverb, delay, or distortion.
Finding the right electric viola to suit your needs can be a challenge. Violin Outlet carries pick-ups from Fishman, Realist, and LR Baggs. Our electric violas come from suppliers such as Yamaha, Bridge, Mark Wood, and NS Designs.
Below is an example of an electric viola we carry. Click on the item for larger images and a full description. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.