Technology and design reinterpret the sound of wood

YEV’s revolutionary wood construction stands out on stage for having no apparent rear surface. Based on the mathematically and aesthetically inspiring Möbius strip, designers used three varieties of wood—mahogany, maple, and spruce—to construct the instrument’s body. A sturdy rosewood fingerboard and ebony tuning pegs cap the walnut frame. The infinite loop features functionality and playability. Even without a resonance chamber, the electric violin was constructed out of real wood to express the violin’s identity. Wood has always been used to construct acoustic violins due to the material’s superior ability to produce the warmest, fullest notes, and YEV is no different. Designed by the Yamaha Corporation team, YEV feels exactly like a traditional acoustic violin, albeit a much lighter one.

Project name

YEV

Material

Wood

Company

Yamaha Corporation

Origin of company

Japan