Gewa Novita Electric Violin Review

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In this article, we’ll be reviewing the Gewa Novita 3.0 electric violins. We’ll be going over some of the coolest features of these instruments, and why they’re a great option if you’re in the market for an electric violin.

Be sure to watch the video review we created to get an idea of the instrument’s sound.

The Different Gewa Novita Models

These electric violins come in 4-string and 5-string options.

They also come in 2 different shoulder rest options: standard and universal.

With the standard shoulder rest model, the violin comes with an attached shoulder rest. And with the universal model, you get an adapter attached to the violin, so that you can use your own shoulder rest.

Quick Tip:The universal model is easier to place in regular violin cases. Since the adapter is made in the same width of a traditional violin’s lower bout.

Planetary Pegs

These pegs are very easy to turn, making it easy to fine tune your instrument. You don’t need tuning dials on the tailpiece.

Volume, Bass & Treble Knobs

The volume and tone of the violin is also easy to control. You’ll find these little knobs on the back of the violin.

The treble knob controls the brightness of the instrument. Especially on the E-string. Turn it up for a brighter tone, or turn it down for a warmer tone.

The bass knob is great for controlling the frequencies of the lower notes. Especially if you’re playing the 5-string electric violin with the lower C string.

The Novita models have a very rich bass sound! If you find yourself performing at a venue with big subwoofers, you can control just how much bass you want coming out of those subwoofers.

You can also turn the bass frequency up if you’re doing some recording, and you’re looking for those lower tones to give your recording a fuller sound.

Powered Performance

The Novita violins run on 9 volt batteries. That means your sound is consistently powered for more bold and present tones.

Not all electric violins are powered (some do not require batteries). So you have to pay more attention to the audio devices you’re connecting to your violin.

With Novita’s onboard power, you don’t have to worry about the technical aspects of what you’re plugging your instrument into.

Hollow Scroll

This feature allows you to hold your violin with just one finger! This is a great design for violinists that do not want the sweat and oil from their hands all over their instrument.

Two Audio Outputs

There are 2 audio outputs: A quarter inch and mini output.

The quarter inch output is where you’ll be plugging in your violin 99% of the time. Even if you’re using headphones with a mini jack, you need to get a quarter inch to mini adapter. And turn the toggle switch to “headphones”.

If you are plugging your violin into speakers or other audio devices, you’ll also be using the quarter inch output. But you’ll turn the toggle switch to “aux”.

Novita’s Rich Quality Sound

These electric violins definitely deliver a present and full sound. Unlike cheap electric violins that can sound nasally, wispy, and weak.

The Novita violin is great for studio recording as well. You’ll get a clean sound to work with in your favorite music editing software. Which is important if you’re adding effects and filters later in your editing process.

Plus the pickup can accurately capture the bowing sounds as well. This means different bowing techniques will translate well with these violins. Again, not all electric violins can do this. With some cheaper electric violins, you may be doing forceful spiccatos with your bow, but only getting a weak resulting sound.


The Gewa Novita electric violins are definitely great sounding electric violins with some really cool features. It’s an instrument that is easy to set up and ready to play. Meaning you don’t have to worry about all the technical aspects of getting a good sound out.

Combine the tone of these instruments with your favorite pedals, software effects or filters, and you’ll be creating some really unique and powerful sounds!

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