Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together

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Eric Knapp
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Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together

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Hello,

I have enough pieces of the puzzle that I can set it up like this. Making this up as I go is a bit nerve-wracking. Seeing like this makes me think I might pull this off.
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Even the shop gnome seems to approve.
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On to the head, I'm not doing a traditional scroll, just something that will hold together and not look too ugly. I'm thinking of this as more of a prototype/first build where I'm using decent material. The body is a single piece of very hard maple. The fingerboard is some kind of ebony, maybe Macassar. The tailpiece is a different ebony of some sort. The bridge is maple and is roughly shaped at this point. I'm not sure what else I'll do with it.

-Eric

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Re: Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together

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"Fascinating", to quote your little supervisor's slightly more famous cousin.
What are you planning to use for a pickup?

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Re: Electric Viola Build - Starting to come together

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JC Whitney wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:23 am
"Fascinating", to quote your little supervisor's slightly more famous cousin.
What are you planning to use for a pickup?
I am going to try a piezo pickup from StewMac first. I have a preamp I made that should work with it. This is definitely an experiment and we’ll see how it goes.

-Eric

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