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Project by Texcaster posted 01-10-2014 10:17 AM 1079 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This fiddle was made in 2003 for my fiddle teacher in exchange for tuition. It is the 4th one I made. I’ve since moved on to acoustic instruments. I still make these fiddles.

Qld. Walnut back, sides and neck
Oregon ( Doug. Fir ) top
Cocobolo fingerboard
Baggs bridge

Harlequin fiddle that’s been gathering dust

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-10-2014 10:49 AM

Really beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-10-2014 12:35 PM

I really like the scroll and peg box

-- Ted

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489tad

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#3 posted 01-10-2014 12:54 PM

Very nice. I went to your site and heard the basses, they sound great. Any videos of the fiddle?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 01-10-2014 01:25 PM

Phenomenal work Bill.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 03:52 PM

Cool. The non-traditional scroll is interesting.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 04:02 PM

This is such a nice project. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Texcaster

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 04:21 PM

Cheers fellas, No sound on the fiddle yet. Thanks for visiting the site. Chris is a top musician and plays right handed as well.

The scroll only has 1 3/4 turns, this gives me room to carve deep and get some real separation. A trad. scroll is around 2 1/2 turns and is only slightly undercut. I simplified the pegbox as well. Not everyone is wild about it.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 01-10-2014 05:16 PM

This fiddle and all of you other work is so beautiful. I don’t play any musical instruments but do really appreciate your fine craftsmanship.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Wolfdaddy

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#9 posted 01-10-2014 05:19 PM

Fantastic! I love seeing your work. I dream of one day owning an electric viola.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 08:13 PM

Wow very nice. I love your design for this, thanks for sharing.You have made my day happier with seeing this. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Texcaster

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#11 posted 01-10-2014 11:06 PM

Very kind words indeed! Thanks fellas.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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llwynog

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#12 posted 01-10-2014 11:27 PM

Simply gorgeous !

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#13 posted 10-29-2014 03:30 PM

wow! I need to build one of these for my dad!

-- Blending Traditional Woodworking with 21st Century Tools http://www.21stCenturyWoodworking.com

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