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Steampunk Inspired Custom Violin by Nonconformity777 Steampunk Inspired Custom Violin by Nonconformity777

This has been a project I've been working on for a few months. Fixing a cheap electric violin to be worth 4 times the original price I paid for it.

Before: Electric Violin Before by Nonconformity777

I needed new strings, a new bridge (it was so flat that the "arc" of the strings were completely flat so that I couldn't play one single string at a time), a new tailpiece (two of the tuning pegs were broken), remove the notes sticker (they were actually a half step off), purchase a new bow (the bow was so warped out of shape that...well no playing could be done), and finally change the color.

I sprayed it over with primer, then black spray paint. After, I placed lace all over it so that I could spray it over with copper to give it the aged lace effect. Covered it in a water resistant clear spray. Love the result. Planning on playing it with a future steampunk costume.

Back View: Steampunk Inspired Violin (Back) by Nonconformity777

I hope I can try this again sometime on another instrument. It was a lot of fun.

Check out my Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/Nonconformit…

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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Awesome design! You play it?
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Nonconformity777 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm an amateur, but yes I play. Still learning every day. This is actually my second violin. My first is a 5 string viol which is much more difficult to play. :)
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
So, you like electric violins?
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Nonconformity777 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes. In order to play with my friends I need to be able to plug in my instrument. Also, I can use it for recording purposes.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Play as in a band?
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Nonconformity777 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Kind of. Nothing official, just messing around with friends. We've got a banjo player and a couple guitar players.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Ah, I get it. ;)
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HesperCambrie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O: Awesome!
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking into instrument design for my stories, because I want to create some unique stuff, and this design has me curious. 
How does this sound without the usual resonance chamber body? o-o
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Nonconformity777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
It's actually really loud without plugging it in. A traditional violin with only the bridge and strings is loud on its own, but the body just creates a different sound and makes the sound travel further. If you have any other questions or would like a sample of how it sounds let me know :)
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