If you need "silent" practice capability, consider adding a basic effects processor, which can do double duty as a headphone amp, allowing you to practice through headphones, with or without effects.
First time electric buyers should consider upgrading to the Wood Stingray SV-5 package, which includes a Wood amp and Wood Wah pedal at a discounted low price!
Very nice Review by Cristiano Maia
A wonderful, light and nice to play violin. The sound is incredible. I loved it! (Posted on 3/18/12)