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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.
Nov 01, 2013
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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!
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....
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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 - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/
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#3 posted 10-31-2013 06:56 PM
Very interesting. Would love to hear the sounds it makes
-- Larry in sunny and warm 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
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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"
#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!
-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits
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