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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...

Tabolin – Part 3,  Sound Test

Tabolin – Part 3, Sound Test

The Tabolin was strung up and played with different configurations of weights on the velum panels. https://youtu.be/cMvSN32r9Pc Thanks to my friends Gabriel Wheaton and Joe Peterson, who helped me sound test the Tabolin Results With no weights The Tabolin is...

Off-beat Violins

Off-beat Violins

A collection of instruments for tonal and aesthetic exploration. This began as a Covid project. I'd long wanted to make an instrument that showed off some of the the attractive stages that the violin goes through during the construction process. The Dimpled Viola made...