Carved Rattle Snake Electric Violin

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Project by busupholstery posted 633 days ago 3009 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this violin out of Cas Guava wood…....Almond fret board….......Made it with reverse tuning so wood pegs are glued in…....Took about a month to build…....has bridge pickup and built in pre-amp…......Homemade Tung oil varnish…......Thanks for looking…........

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#1 posted 633 days ago

Awesome design! Looks like it was made to play the song “Devil Went Down to Georgia” but I may be showing my age …

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#2 posted 633 days ago

So Cool!!!

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#3 posted 633 days ago

That is awesome!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 633 days ago

You put such an effort in this violine and it is amaizing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 633 days ago

What a nice job, Love the head! How’s she sound? This is really neat!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 633 days ago

I’m not a violin enthusiast, but what you have here looks so out of the box, so completely awesome. If you are not familiar with Lloyd Tinsley (I believe that is his name), the violinist for the Dave Matthews Band, check him out. How awesome would it be if he played your violin on the road?!!

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#7 posted 633 days ago

What a cool violin, its great! I love the rattle snake theme. I make chairs and have this idea rumbling around in my head – snakes on a chair – the back of the chair teaming with carved snake. Your carving will be very helpful to me. Fabulous project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 633 days ago


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 633 days ago

Beautiful work. How does it sound?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 633 days ago

Very very cool!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#11 posted 632 days ago

Really different ! I wonder what Antonio Stradivari would make of it ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 632 days ago

I love the creativity and the thinking outside the box! Violinmaking is so mired in traditionalism and set patterns that it is rare to find someone who dares to do something new and different.

Fortunately, electric violins don’t rely so heavily on the sound box for the tone qualities and there is freedeom to be more creative.

I’m not familiar with the wood you used. It looks rather heavy compared to the traditional instrument. Perhaps you might clarify this issue for me?

Thanks for the insipiration!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#13 posted 632 days ago

Your electric violin is pure magic.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#14 posted 632 days ago

This is really Cool, I’m with Hal, would love to hear IT! —I vote for a video!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#15 posted 632 days ago

That is amazing! I really like seeing the envelope of design pushed hard!


-- Sow justice, reap peace

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