When I presented the first two unusual fiddles on social media people naturally wanted to know how they sound. Here they are compared to two instruments of the same model, dimensions and wood. Make your own judgement, but to me they sound quite normal, I think that in a blind test it would be hard to guess which is which. In the case of the Turtle Fiddle, which has the more radical structural change, this is perhaps a little surprising, especially considering the way in which many of us make obsessively dimensionally accurate copies of some of the Classic Master violins.
It was the lack of change in sound that lead me to wonder how far I could push this type of cellular fiddle design before it did affect the sound of the instrument. That was the start of the Cellular fiddle project .