The Cricket


The Cricket is a primitive one string fiddle with a 16 inch scale. There is a metal rod inside of the neck to ensure straightness. A small tin is installed in the front of the soundbox as a resonator to increase volume and a pair of piezo transducers are located inside the box so the fiddle can be amplified for even more volume. I found a vintage violin chin rest and attached it for the sake of comfortable playing. I've also bent a piece of wood and strung it up with some thin nylon thread. When given a liberally coat of rosin, it acts as a pretty good bow.

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