Hi friends, wanted to quick share a draft 4/4 violin prototype I’m attempting. This doesn’t compete with a real classical instrument for sound and looks but I really just want to test out the proofgrade materials to see if they could be applied to this type of thing. The violin can be cut and constructed in the same evening. (the Glowforge makes iterating design changes super fast!)
materials used on this first test:
Ribs- proofgrade thin maple veneer
Plates-proofgrade draftboard (trying something nicer on the next one)
Neck-acrylic (trying wood on the next one)
Fingerboard-proofgrade poplar hardwood
Tailpiece and bridge I was testing from another instrument first but will also try cutting those out as well.
Pegs- using some mandolin tuners but will adjust the files for standard pegs. All the parts should fit on basic/plus. I’ll post some files next week hopefully after tweaking a few things but was too excited not to at least post a first sound test!