Electric Violin Build - Mitica will be interested in this one.

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  1. Xmetal

    Xmetal No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My 12-string here needs replacing with something 6 string electric ;)


     
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    I just took a few more photos...
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    I just set the hardware on the violin so you can see what it's going to look like.
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    I'm probably going to stain the maple dark blue... maybe... I'm still not sure yet.
    But I know it's going to be a dark color.
     
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    A few more pics from this morning...
    I'm going to finish the carving today and have it ready for finishing by tonight. :D

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    One of the scroll... I changed the design a little. :D
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    Hope you like it!
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What's not to like??? :D

    Lookin' smokin' great!!! I wanna play it now...
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    It is stained now.(dark red-brown) I will put the first coat of finish on it later today and then I'll take some pictures. :thumbup:
     
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    ok, the final coat of finish is drying!

    This is what it looks like right now. :D

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    The color is somewhere between those two... I don't feel like spending the time to correct them. :p
    refer to the whitebalance card to the right of it if you want. ;)


    It looks great though! I can't wait to play it. haha
     
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    Looks awesome!
    When are you going to make me one?
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    Whenever you want me to.

    I've got nothing else to do now that I've finished mine. :lol:
     
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    Have you hooked the electronics yet? I'm curious how it sounds.

    When I get a solid body I want to tune it an octave down like mitica was talking about.
     
  10. LittleMan

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    I still have about 2 days left of work before it will be ready to be plugged in... I'll try to get a recording for you once it's finished.
    All it is though is a piezo pickup under the bridge with an extremely simple pre-amp to the output jack..

    So, it will sound... like a violin... :lol:


    I was talking to Mitica and I think that my next violin build will be a 6 string. (FCGDAE)

    The next one will have more expensive electronics in it... this is really just a test one for myself.(and I wanted a kick butt violin!) lol

    So yeah... if you do want one I still don't know how much I would charge to build one... Not nearly as much as a guitar(they are much easier), I honestly don't see why Zeta charges so much! lol
     
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    I finished leveling the finish this morning and it looks great... since I got that done I should be able to fit everything together today and have it done by tomorrow!(although I can't string it up until tomorrow... glue dry time)
     
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    freakin sweet stuff, dude!!
     

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