Electric Violin

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Project by gnewman10 posted 10-31-2013 04:26 PM 2682 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had alot of fun with this project. I have yet learned how to play it lol . The body and neck are red oak and fingerboard is walnut .All the wood is from reclaimed barn wood . It took about a year to complete , working on it on and off.

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 05:38 PM

WOW! That is a thing of beauty! Welcome to LJ’s, looking forward to more projects!

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 06:49 PM

Absolutely stunning. How does it play? Was it difficult to set up all the electronics? You’ve done an amazing and inspiring job.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 06:56 PM

Very interesting. Would love to hear the sounds it makes

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 06:57 PM

Very awesome job

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 07:08 PM


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#6 posted 10-31-2013 08:32 PM

beautiful insrument nearly as handsome as my good and true self LOL Alistair love it really do you have any plans you could share as I would like to try to make it some time .

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 08:44 PM

This looks like one the nicest wood work I’ve seen! A truly marvelous piece! Great job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 10-31-2013 09:09 PM

awesome violin! What inspired you to make it if you don’t play?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 09:45 PM

Spectacular. That is simply stunning. As a lousy violinist myself, I can tell you that you don’t need to be good to enjoy it. You just need an empty house :)

-- He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

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#10 posted 11-01-2013 12:42 AM

That’s quite the unique violin. Excellent job on the shaping and finishing… it looks like a great instrument.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 11-01-2013 01:12 AM

Coolest Violin I’ve ever seen.

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#12 posted 11-01-2013 01:46 AM

Fantastic violin. If you’re into electric violin music, you should check out Caryn Lin. You can see and hear her here.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 11-01-2013 02:01 AM

Amazing job! Did you come up with the design on your own?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 11-01-2013 04:15 AM

After you learn to play, you may find tweeks here and there that would be better for playability. Should be interesting.

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#15 posted 11-01-2013 05:21 AM

Well done my friend. I’m interested in the electrics as well. Can it be used with headphones? The loved ones of beginning fiddlers think headphones are a pretty good idea.

Bruce Molsky..incredible player AND he sings!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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