The EVS Difference

Serving the amplified strings community since 1999!

Electric Violin Shop is your one-stop shop for electric instruments, amps, gear & accessories, and most of all, expertiseWhat sets us apart from everyone else are our…

Knowledge and Experience

With over four decades of combined experience, we have the most thorough knowledge of string amplification and continue to explore and test new equipment each day in order to bring you the newest technology available.

Unparalleled Selection

We have the widest selection of electric bowed string instruments and pickups on the planet!  With hundreds of instruments in stock to choose from, we are sure you will find the tone, shape and color that is right for you.

Instrument Setups

We put the "violin shop" in Electric Violin Shop with our detailed attention to instrument setups.  You should expect the same level of playability from an electric instrument that you do from your acoustic one.  Each instrument we sell receives a full shop setup and play testing before we ship it to you.

Quality Assurance

When you purchase from EVS you can be assured that you will receive only the best products available on the electric violin market.  We stock only instruments that meet our high standards for tone, playability and reliability.

Customer Service

When you call us with questions you will receive enthusiastic and insightful assistance from a friendly, knowledgeable staff member.  Call us toll free now at 866-900-8400.

About Electric Violin Shop

Electric Violin Shop occupies a unique position as an independent retailer at the forefront of a unique, exciting and growing industry.  D. Blaise Kielar began his electric violin journey in the mid 1980’s, when he sold Zeta violins through Hillmusic Fine Violins, in Chapel Hill, NC.  When he started his world music instrument store, Music Explorium, in 1999, he considered stocking electric violins to be his fun indulgence.  Through the wonders of the Internet, people began calling him for advice about choosing an electric violin.  As electric violin sales grew, Electric Violin Shop® was created as a separate entity from Music Explorium. was created as an informational and e-commerce website specializing solely in amplification needs for string players.

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