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.

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Comment by T-Gripped on May 31, 2019 at 10:44am

Very very nice. At least half the fun of viewing your pix is reading your hilarious descriptions!

Comment by Maddog on February 26, 2019 at 2:42pm

Oh Fiddlesticks! Looks good UJ!

Comment by Andy Busch on February 26, 2019 at 12:09pm

Noice! 

Comment by Uncle John on February 26, 2019 at 9:41am

Thanks, Bones.  I like quickies.

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on February 25, 2019 at 2:07pm

Nice build UJ . 

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