I made this fiddle in about 3 hours on a snowy afternoon. It was briefly a 3 string. This video was done in my first hour learning to play it as a 2 string.
I have pencil marks for the 2 and 4th frets. The scale is 17 inches (viola scale). Tuning is DG using the used A and D string from an electric guitar.
I think the bow is pretty crappy.
I can already see the need for a cutout where I bow because it is easy to bow into the box.
This thing is a bit hard to hold, fun and frustrating. Within 5 minutes of play, our home was free of mice and vermin. (Present company excepted).
Thanks to Matt and Dave for putting me in the mood to try this.