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New semi acoustic violin completed

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New semi acoustic violin completed

Postby Adam Gardner » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:32 pm

It's been years since my last post here, and I finally got back into instrument building now that my kids are old enough to appreciate instruments of their own.
This is a semi-hollow electric violin I built for my son. It's a neck-through 4/4 scale violin.
The neck and body back are mahogany, the face is figured maple. There is a strip of poplar in the middle with ebony veneer on either side of it to give a nod to traditional purfling.
The Tuning pegs, nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece are ebony. There is a piezo pickup embedded into the face of the violin just behind the bridge.
I had finished the violin, but after getting some feedback from a few violinists (I play bass, not violin) I am making some changes to the neck taper, and thinning the peg box down a bit, as well as doing some decorative inlay on the scrolls.
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Rear view of the incomplete headstock
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Scroll carving nearly complete
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Lower view
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Back
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Re: New semi acoustic violin completed

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:41 pm

Please keep this updated Adam!
Thanks
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Re: New semi acoustic violin completed

Postby Adam Gardner » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:10 pm

I got some good feedback from a couple of violinists that I'll be integrating into the design. I'll post pictures as soon as the changes are made!
I need to relocate the tuning pegs a bit, thin the neck down, put more of a pronounced radius on the fingerboard, and lighten the body a bit. The weight was a consistent complaint.
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