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David Burns
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This thing sounds amazing. There are no F holes, the builder left 1/4 gaps on the sides where the top mounts.

 

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It's interesting. My guess is that it is heavy though. Definitely not the worse sounding fiddle I have ever heard. Thanks for the post.

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I'm a maple and spruce guy myself...It sounds good though. I can picture using something like that with slide guitar accompaniment, gritty old southern bluesy sound. Hope it's stainless steel 😉 

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i like that youtube channel! they have tons of different violin sound samples. carbon fiber, different types of woods and such. pretty cool. the metal sound it pretty cool. 🙂

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I picture like a Jules Verne type setting, lots of brass and dark walnut. Little steam powered devices. Like 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.violin-student

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I can picture that Dave 😉 Steel top, brass sides and back with glass portholes instead of f holes...And lined with dark walnut rofl

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Yeah that's it. 19th century techno. Of course it would weigh as much as a boat anchor.

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Especially with a mounted spy glass along the neck and the steam engine running the violin pickup. Ok, I'll go to bed.

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LOL. gstretch posted this in another thread. No wonder fiddlerman said you posted this already. Hahaha, anyways nice video!! laugh

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myguitarnow said:

Especially with a mounted spy glass along the neck and the steam engine running the violin pickup. Ok, I'll go to bed.

I was thinking of a tiny chain type ratcheting hoist for the fine tuners. Maybe you could brew coffee in it as well.

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I actually saw a steel violin today on our school field trip. It was in a metal shop in a historical village. This one had f holes. I really wanted to play with it.

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That might mean that metal violins are just another lost art (was it an American history tour?) (Pilgrims?)

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I'll bet there were a ton of them in Atlantis, before the salt water ate them.

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Oliver said:

That might mean that metal violins are just another lost art (was it an American history tour?) (Pilgrims?)

Yep, it was American history, but not that early. This village had things ranging from the 1850s to the early 1900s. I'm not sure that all of the props were historically accurate, however.

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It must have been nice to have a violin that could be repaired in a sheet metal shop smile

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Under the spreading chestnut tree

The village luthier stands

With sledgehammer in his hand

Asking, "How can I help thee?"

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