Electric Violin Buying Guide

Choosing an electric violin from the many available models can seem like a daunting decision-making process. There is a huge range of prices, shapes, colors and features that can be enough to make anyone’s head spin! Not to worry…Electric Violin Shop is here to radically simplify your choice by showing you how to narrow down your selection based these key considerations:

By addressing this handful of considerations one by one, you can quickly narrow the selection of electric violins to a small number of instruments that fit all of your requirements. We are always available to assist you along the way and can be contacted at 866-900-8400 or by email at info@electricviolinshop.com.


Knowing in which price range you are willing and able to spend to buy your electric violin goes a long way towards quickly narrowing your search and simplifying your selection process. The electric violin market doesn’t vary nearly is widely from a pricing standpoint as the acoustic market does, where cheap student fiddles can cost less than $100 while fine old European violins can cost in the $100’s of thousands or even millions! Electric violins range from around $100 for the cheapest models to about $5,000 at the top end. Tip: When shopping for your first electric violin, don't forget to leave space in your budget for a good amplifier and maybe even a multi-effects processor!

You can look at the range of available electric violin models as grouped into price tiers:

  • Under $500

Budget under $500? Invest in a pickup & amp!