I am very happy to report that my tutorial on Instructables.com was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2×4 challenge! The object of the challenge was to build something (anything) using a 2×4. I had been planning for some time to build an electric violin, and when I saw that contest, for some reason my brain started working it all out.
I’m very pleased with how it turned out, especially considering the materials are somewhat more humble than your typical electric violin. It appears to be holding together well, it sounds great, and plays fantastically. I still haven’t attached the shoulder rest – that’s the next part of the plan, followed by making the circuit for the pre-amp.
Feel free to check it out here: http://www.instructables.com/id/2×4-Electric-Violin/