This violin was made with some alternative woods as an experiment, thinking that if it didn’t sound good, I could put a pickup on it and make it an electric violin. I was pleasantly surprised that this instrument had a great accoustic voice when finished. I also fit a L.R. Baggs bridge for it , so this sweet fiddle has the best of both.
The back, sides, and neck are made from a very nicely figured Makore. The top was carved from a piece of local Western Red Cedar. The scroll was split and laminated with maple and ebony. An ivory eye was inserted in the scroll.
The fingerboard and tail piece were carved out of a beautiful black gaboon ebony, and the nut and saddle are ivory.