A while ago I bought a distressed Chinese violin from eBay and set about making a guitar. At first all went well. Successfully removed the violin neck etc. The new neck was another story. Everything that could go wrong did. So the violin was stuck in a corner of the workshop until spring this year.
This time all proceeded smoothly and I have finally finished!
Its tuned GDg and has mucho volume.
In retrospect I should have had a shorter neck and had the bridge at the lower end of the F holes. C'est la vie!.

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Comment by Jock MacHinery on Saturday

Scale length is 630mm (just under 25")

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on Friday

Jock - that's a really sweet build!  Inspiring!

Comment by BrianQ. on Friday

She’s a beauty! What’s the scale length on ‘er?

Comment by Dave Lynas on Friday

Beautiful fiddle guit! Elegant!

Comment by Andy Busch on Friday

Nicely done!

Comment by Uncle John on Friday

Yup, those are tricky to do.  I have one in the shop and not nearly as nice as yours.  Nice on the neck angle.  That long neck looks okay to good.  I think you are right on the bridge position, they are usually (I think) midpoint between the f holes.  But you got the mucho volume, so it must have been  meant to be. 

Comment by Jerry Jordan on July 13, 2018 at 5:10am

Looks good.,,.i did one as well.,yours looks more refined.,,..,great job.,.,.!!

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