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Making a Electric Baritone Violin
Bit of an interesting project coming up, looking for advice etc.
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May 16, 2016 - 9:41 pm
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I'm planning to convert an electric violin (china brand) to a baritone Violin. I'm looking for advice from people who have done it before. Here is my current plan/shopping list.


Purchasing a China Brand Electric Violin (similar to Cecilio) for $100 CAD, if this works I may eventually move to a more expensive Violin or 5-string.

Purchased Sensicore Octave strings (set of 4).

Purchased 4 Cello Fine Tuners which I attach to the tailpiece so I don't have to modify/replace the tailpiece.

Bass Guitar (because of the larger string diameter) tuners which I'll use to replace the tuning pegs that come with the violin, so that I have easier time tuning the thicker gauge wires. I've seen electric cellos use these so I know it should (in theory) work.

I also purchased a new bridge which I'll copy-cat sand to match the one that comes with the violin, then modify for the thicker strings.

Updates once everything arrives!


Learning to Play the Violin again after 20+ years.

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May 20, 2016 - 3:22 pm
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You may want a new bridge to have the string height a bit higher. Low octave strings are looser and require a bit more height. Also, the groves need to be wider.
Good luck. Look forward to hearing about it and following the progress.

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