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A Bent-Top Parlor Guitar

A Bent-Top Parlor Guitar

I wanted a guitar that played like an electric, but one that I didn't have to plug into an amplifier to hear. What I enjoy about the electric guitar are the bendable notes, the sustain, the greater sensitivity to vibrato and tremolo and the physical ease of playing....

The Turing Fiddle

The Turing Fiddle

I made this fiddle as the first of a series to explore the sources of variety that we see in violins. I'm also thinking about traditional violinmaking in the Digital Age. A broader discussion of the ideas behind this series is laid out in an earlier post. Variations...

Freestyle Fiddles.  Part 2: Measurement Checks

Freestyle Fiddles. Part 2: Measurement Checks

In a previous post about the Freestyle Violin Project I documented how two violins, a "dark" sounding one and a "bright" sounding one , were made without the use of measuring tools. The actual dimensions of the materials used and the parts created were recorded and...