Available in 1/2, 3/4, 4/4 Sizes

The result of innovation, not imitation

About 10 years ago, Yamaha challenged itself to make a high quality, durable student violin. One that could be built with greater precision, while generating less waste material in the process. The result is the YVN Model 3. Using a graduated wood press technique and computer-assisted design, the interior of an antique violin is perfectly replicated. A thin, wood veneer is then pressed into precision-cut spruce to seal and protect the instrument against harsh climates.

Excellent playability and a warm, rich sound

Because the parts are precision-cut to an exact specification for every instrument, the YVN plays consistently and reliably. All of which creates a more positive and engaging experience for beginning students. The YVN also offers a no-hassle rental option and a solid return on investment.


Unique 3-layer graduated wood press
produces both stability and a warm,
rich sound

Precision-cut tolerances add
structural integrity and reliability

Laser-cut purfling and a unique
wood resin inlay ensures added


Crafted from three layers of spruce with thickness distribution in the core for a hand-carved sound


Made from synthetic material with integrated tuners for durability and easy tuning


Made from a resin/ebony blend for sustainable use of materials and better durability


Bridges are precision cut with computer assistance to fit each Model 3 violin and can be interchanged as needed


Crafted from two layers of maple with a spruce core, featuring thickness distribution for a hand-carved sound


Chinrest made with composite material while the fingerboard is made from rosewood for smooth, comfortable contact points


Poly finish presents a smooth, durable and beautiful look


Each instrument comes with a reliable shaped case, bow and cake of rosin