Electric Versus Acoustic Violin

Why do we prefer electric?
Because the reverb/echo and distortions hide the little mistakes that make a traditional violin sound very unpleasing to the ear but sound awesome on the electric.

  Electric Violin   Classical Violin

Regular Violin Sound
Amplified echo sound
Distortion/Delay Sound (guitar)

Hides mistakes well, capable of producing wide range of sounds

Regular Violin Sound
Difficult to produce solid, quality sound, less variety of tones
Disturbing Neighbors Can connect violin to earphones
Practice without disturbing neighbors by reducing volume to whisper
  Violin naturally makes a lot of sound, and could disturb neighbors
Volume cannot be adjusted
Price Less expensive, available on eBay or other shops with a beginner's amp for <$100   Generally more expensive usually beginning $300 and up.
Music Genre Appeal

Classical music
Hip hop
Videogame music

  Classical Only

Through over 20 years of instrumental education, development, and performance we know exactly how difficult it is to learn a traditional violin or traditioal cello. In comparison, the electric is so much easier to learn and more rewarding! If you have the patience, you should certainly learn the traditional violin/cello and learn to generate beautiful sound [audio clip of me playing The Swan], but if you want results quick, you should learn the electric versions.

The Swan - (cello) A Classic! Press Play to hear!  

The precious and mature sound Allen generated here took 5 years to learn. If you can commit to this time, certainly go ahead and learn it! Guys will be impressed and girls love it! But if you can't commit that much time, then you should consider the ViolinRockStar program.