The Modular Fiddle is a testbed for 3D printed violins.
It's also an excellent acoustic violin.
5-String and Hardanger fiddle variations are available!
These versions uses the same Body as the 4-string but different Pegbox, Neck, Bridge, and Tailpiece parts. You can purchase the design files from [my website.](https://openfabpdx.com/shop) ****** Hear the Modular Fiddle, Hovalin, and my wood violin [spliced together in one song.](https://youtu.be/0sXDPzzKffs) ****** Here's a more [in-depth comparison.](https://youtu.be/8wK9HUCHBeo) ****** Once you build a Modular Fiddle, you can change out any part in about ten minutes. Experiment with structures only possible using 3D printing!
What kinds of sounds can a violin make?
How can a violin sound different?
How can generative design techniques improve the playability or change the sound of a violin?
What can we do with 3D printing that hasn't been tried before?
Let's answer these questions! ****** The printed parts are the Body, Neck, Pegbox, Tailpiece, and Bridge. You will need to purchase strings, tuners, and chin rest. For BOM, STEP files, and assembly instructions download the full design package on [this page.](https://openfabpdx.com/modular-fiddle/) ****** For more discussion and support, join the [OpenFab Violin Builder's Google Group.](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/of-fiddles)