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ElViolin by Stepan83 Mar 29, 2015
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First of all great thanks to the project F-F-Fiddle (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:219040) for idea of the violin printing.
But after some time I decided to draw my own electric violin which will be more look like classic violin and also will use some classic violin parts.
Violin was printed on Prusa i3 printer from PLA plastic. All violin parts are constructed with sizes suitable for printer bed 200 x 200 mm. Sizes of violin are close to classic violin 4/4. Strings, bridge, shoulder rest, chinrest are classic violin parts. Sound pickup with preamp were bought on ebay (you can find it by search words "electric violin pickup"). Pegs of violine were borrowed from guitar parts.
Here is shot video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aOdIlK4IfM


Assembly of violin

materials list:
Printed parts - 5pcs
bridge - 1pcs
sound pickup - 1pcs
electronic preamp - 1pcs
guitar pegs - 4pcs
metal rod M8x370 - 1pcs
m4x25 - 9pcs
m4x50 - 1pcs
m4x40 - 2pcs
m3x8 - 4pcs (for pegs)
m2x10 - 4pcs (for electronic preamp)

m4 - 12pcs
m3 long nut - 4pcs for hot installation in holes (for pegs screws)

m2x10 - screws for electronic preamp I melt it directly in plastic

Plastic parts I print from PLA with Prusa I3 printer. I'm using slicer Slic3r with fill density 10% but probably with 20-30% sound will be better.

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Apr 20, 2015 - Modified Apr 20, 2015
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hi, first off congratulations. what a great job on this project. how much harder would be to make it a 6 or 7 string. or if you have any link if it has been done. thank you

The problem is only how to fit pegs in back part. They are pretty big. 7 strings in this construction impossible. 6 strings... what distance should between strings be?

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Could you post links or good search text phrases for the pre-amp, pickup and specific tuning machines you used?
I'm having a hard time figuring out how some of these parts fit to the printed bits. Thanks for your design.

nicey done ! I really like the shoulder rest !
What is the yellow part near the neck ?
I was wondering about the weight of the violin ?

Mar 31, 2015 - Modified Mar 31, 2015
Stepan83 - in reply to Lyscanthrope

It's quite heavy ~800g vs weight of my classic violin 570g. Most weight is plastic (weight of only yellow parts is ~180g, metal rod inside ~80g).
Yellow part is PLA plastic printed also.

Wow, that is pretty heavy, with only 10% of infill ! Do you have any idea on where to remove some weight ?

Apr 1, 2015 - Modified Apr 1, 2015
Stepan83 - in reply to Lyscanthrope

Actually, before your question I thought that it's because of thick rod. But after measurements it became not so heavy as expected. In any case it possible to use thinner rod. Rod is needed only for good docking of neck parts, it hasn't big influence at inflexibility of neck. Probably it have sense to change shape of orange shell (like in NS Design NXT 4) but I think after that I will wish to change all construction of violin :-)... But not soon.

Mar 30, 2015 - Modified Mar 30, 2015

AWESOME! I like your design, and I'm very happy that the F-F-Fiddle could help you accomplish it! Sounds good, too -- nice tone. That's 75% the player, though. :-)

First off, this is awesome! Great work.
Could we get some instructions please.

Please, look update. Don't hesitate to ask more.