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Yamaha SV-150 Silent Violin
"In 1997, Yamaha released the first Silent Practice instrument, which was widely accepted by players," states Ken Dattmore, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Strings. "As always, Yamaha recognizes and reacts to the demand. The SV-150 gives players of all levels a multitude of features with which they can increase their playing skills. The new SV-150 takes Silent Practice to a technological level that no other product can match."
Lightweight and comfortable at 14oz, the uniquely designed violin allows musicians to put on a pair of headphones and enjoy the glorious tone of a concert quality violin in a choice of expansive, simulated performance environmentswhile creating very little external sound. Yamaha has achieved this technological feat by eliminating the internal amplification cavity, which has been present on traditional acoustic violins.
The first generation Yamaha Silent Electric Violin was prominently featured on the cover of the December 1998 issue of Popular Science, when it was awarded the "Best of What's New" by the publication, which is the world's largest science and technology magazine. This special issue illustrated developing new technologies and the Yamaha Silent Violin stood above thousands of products and technologies evaluated by the editorial staff.
For more information on the Yamaha Silent Practice Plus Violin Model SV-150, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamahastrings.com.