The new electric violin may not sound as exciting as it looks, but it can definitely play your favourite songs.
We’re not talking about a new and improved version of the classic Roland Les Paul Electric, but an entirely new instrument that’s a totally different beast.
The latest in electric violins has arrived with a new sound that sounds like a high-end violin but sounds just like a cheap and outdated electric guitar.
The Yamaha FZ-1 Electric, which can cost up to $1,000, is a huge step up from the old-school Les Paul, but Yamaha says that’s what makes it so special.
“It has a very unique and beautiful sound that resonates with the music,” said Yamaha engineer Kazuhiro Ikeda in a statement.
“This is a sound that was once considered impossible to achieve on a violin, so the new Yamaha Fz-1 has achieved an outstanding and new level of sound quality.”
So what makes the Fz so special?
“The Fz has a low-end sound, but this is achieved through the use of an acoustic driver,” Yamaha said in a press release.
“It is tuned specifically for electric viola playing, making it sound more like a traditional violin than an acoustic guitar.”
The Fz is equipped with a three-piece maple body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, with the maple being the most expensive.
“The sound of the FZ is very different to anything else on the market,” Ikedas said.
“I personally love the Fzz-1 because of the acoustic quality and the way it resonates.”
The sound of this new electric guitar is just like an old-time electric guitar, but you’ll need to buy the right electric guitar to get the most out of it.
Yamaha says the Fza will be the best choice for a musician who wants to play traditional music, as well as those who want to learn the art of electric music.
But if you’re looking for a new electric instrument, you’ll have to get past the fact that it’s just like playing an acoustic violin.
“When you buy an electric guitar you don’t just buy a cheap instrument, but a great one,” Iksan said.
You don’t buy a $150 electric guitar for $1k, but the same thing applies to an electric Fz.
“An electric guitar will not be a cheap, cheap instrument for everyone,” Iins said.
Buy an electric instrument for the most part, but don’t over-do it with the instrument you get.
“We think that the best electric instruments are the ones that can handle anything you throw at them,” Iens said.
There are many electric violin models available, but Iksa recommends a Yamaha Fiz, which has a higher price point.
“If you want the most sound, you can’t go wrong with the Fiz,” he said.
So what are you waiting for?
The Yamaha Electric Guitar is the best-sounding electric guitar on the planet.
Get it now, or get out of here.