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Here's something I finished up about a month ago. Started life as a craigslist violin and ended up as a strummer. I was surprised by the really nice tone. The doubled up high D string really adds to it.
The switches are on/offs for an embedded neck and seperate bass side cavity piezo's. Sounds best with both of them on.
The other output is for a really hot humbucker I buried under the wood into the neck. Sounds OK, but upon reflection, the humbucker tone is a little bit of a mismatch for a strummer.
I thought it would be cool to play both outputs at once for a stereo or layered sound. Haven't hit on the "cool" sound yet.
The strap is from an old pair of suspenders. Haven't worn a suit in 10 years, so this seems to be a better use for them.
I'm getting ready to build another, but will likely not use the violin tailpeice as it makes it trickier to keep in tune. Probabaly skip the magentic pickup also.