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1/8 violin
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Kevin M.
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I couldn't resist buying it. The price was right and it was juste so small.  Now I have to find some pegs for it.  I can find a bridge, strings but no pegs and I only have a peg cutter that goes from 4/4 to 3/4.  Wel it's time to get that ,mini lathe I wanted.

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Kevin thanks for posting...It (she?) is adorable. Maybe a little pizzacato. Hunker down for the Tornadoes. :)

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I saw a violin like that in an exclusive shop and it sure was small.  However, the price was no joke.  In fact, it was more than some better student violins I had been there to evaluate. 

I bet you might make some money (?)

(enough to cover the lathe wink

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That looks like something my 5 yr old would want!!  (and his 30yr old dad!)  Awesome!  Can't wait to see it done!  Keep us posted.

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Is that the 1/8 next to a 4/4? It looks like a viola next to a cello.

Or is the bigger one a viola? It seems large compared to the toaster.

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That's the same size violin my 4 yr old plays. Her instrument actually has a pretty nice sound...and it's so stinkin' cute!

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some places they'd let you put that on a key chain... roflol

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KindaScratchy said
Is that the 1/8 next to a 4/4? It looks like a viola next to a cello.

Or is the bigger one a viola? It seems large compared to the toaster.

dunno

 

The other one is a 4/4 violin and the toaster is from around 1950 so it's smaller than toasters today.

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I need to dig out the photo of the 1/16 violin that Williamson Music in Plano has for sale/rent. The employee practically holds it in the palm of his hand...

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Haaaaaa!  Denny I was going to say the same thing; the 1/8 is the size of most car fresheners in TX. 

Very cool buy Kevin,,, but who's gonna play it???

Keith, if you buy the 1/16 then you've gotta buy a monkey to go with it!

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Kevin,

    You can get 1/8 size stuff from Metropolitan Music in Stowe, Vermont.

It's 4861 Mountain Road. Stowe, Vermont, 05672. Phone is 866-846-5461. They have a web site that I think is metmusic.com

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I found the picture of the 1/16 Violin, by the way. Tiny thing, or big guy?

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tony lubold said
Kevin,

    You can get 1/8 size stuff from Metropolitan Music in Stowe, Vermont.

It's 4861 Mountain Road. Stowe, Vermont, 05672. Phone is 866-846-5461. They have a web site that I think is metmusic.com

 

Thank you Tony. I have been dealing with Metropolitan for a few years and just forgot to check with them.  I still want that mini lathe though to make my own pegs.

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these are just toy violins complete with bow and case, against a 4/4, one is 8'' the smaller is just 4'', they screech and some people call that

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Some people would look at those little violins and say:

Ahhhhhhhh So CUTE!!!

But not me ;-)

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My daughter's first violin was a 1/8, a rental. It was beautiful! She fell in love with it.  Can't remember who said it or where, someone said most kids wants to learn to play violin because it looks cool (then they gave up), I guess that's what happened with my daughter.

we have one of those miniature one (total lenght is about 6 or seven inches long) but no bow or case (some come with those and a certificate but may not be playable). I once saw one at Gliga, it could be a 1/64 or even smaller, it was for display. I'm  actually thinking about getting a 1/64 violin (total length is about 12.5 inches long) as a collection (ebay and crystello has them for around $50 including shipping, some even have real purfling), and I like the idea of it being playable and i would love to try play it.  However, i haven't made up my mind yet:)

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Ebay may be another source you could get accessories for your 1/8 violin. Below is one of them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Violin.....3f0ac1b4cc

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Fiddlerman said
Some people would look at those little violins and say:

Ahhhhhhhh So CUTE!!!

But not me ;-)

Okay, if you won't say it, then I will: Naaaawwww! smile

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To me, it is not cute, it is delicate, it is amazing -- amazing that they could make it so small and yet playable. They can make other instruments smaller, too, like pipe organ has different size (or even organ), carillon into smaller carillon (chimes), accordions, harmonica, but none of them are as delicate as a small size violin.....and so child friendly instrument....

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