A good model would have what is called a “solid body” design. Usually this body is made out of a piece of maple, but recently, modern materials such as carbon fiber, Kevlar, and glass have been used for the Solid-body. Because the traditional violin employs a hollow body design, the sound it produces is usually more refined and mellower than its modern counterpart.
Learning to play an electric violin is not much different than learning to play the traditional violin. You must still be able to master the basics such as tuning, posture, holding techniques, and the various disciplines of becoming a musician. In other words, an electric instrument is not a shortcut to becoming a violin master.
An extremely attractive feature of some models, especially for beginners, is its silent mode. While in its silent mode the violin delivers incredible sound and multiple features through stereo headphones. The person playing the violin is the only one can hear the full range of what is happening as they play. This feature allows you to practice whenever and wherever you desire without disrupting those around you. Imagine being able to carry on in normal conversation while someone beside you is practicing the violin at full volume. This feature also permits you the luxury of being the only one to hear your mistakes.
Because of a solid body design some Electric violin produces powerful sounds from its extremely stable body. High quality electric guitars are manufactured using this same concept. This design concept allows the soundboard to run the full length of the instrument, producing incredible sound resonance. The bridge sits on top of the soundboard and thus simulates an acoustic violin. This bridge is specially designed with individual sensors for each string. Each sensor is encompassed by a pendulum and this system generates an extremely large signal, thereby eliminating the need for a preamp. You simply plug the violin directly into a guitar amplifier and a powerful electronic tone is produced.