fcadamo Posted July 19, 2022 Report Share Posted July 19, 2022 Hello everyone, I want to give some background to contextualize my need for a luthier to consult with on a custom electric violin My name is Cooper; I'm 24 years old and have been playing fiddle for about 19 years. I am classically trained and also grew up playing country music, particularly Western Swing. I'm from Bakersfield, CA and I am very proud of "The Bakersfield Sound," Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, etc. Currently I play in a Bakersfield Sound band with my brother and our friends. So much fun! Mosrite was a Bakersfield based guitar company that left its stamp on country music and music in general. With artists like Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Fender, a California brand, rose to prominence because of the Bakersfield Sound. Why do I bring up electric guitars when I'm looking for a violin? Well, I am looking for a custom luthier to make a guitar shaped electric violin (filled body, non-acoustic), one either in the style of Fender Telecaster or a Mosrite Ventures model. The idea is not completely unfounded (check out Mark Wood's "Katana" and "Legend" electric violins). I do wonder how realistic it is to make one. I have some details in mind (shorter body, issue of bow clearance, putting a "saddle" on the neck where it would sit traditionally on an acoustic violin, geared pegs, guitar-esque tail piece or regular one, fingerboard height, etc.) Of course, these issues should be fleshed out in more detail with whomever is interested. It would be ideal to discuss price range first too. I am new to this forum. If you have public contact information (website, business email, etc.), please do share! Or, let me know what way is better to get in touch! Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Cooper Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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