Ease of assembly and an outstanding price make this one of our most popular kits. You'll learn about instrument making, and have a lot of fun along the way! If you're a first-timer, this kit is a fine head start and a convenient alternative to building from scratch. Many guitarmakers tell us this kit gives them a fun break and a valuable learning experience, too.
All the parts to make a standard 4/4-size violin are included, for convenient one-step ordering. You won't need a fully equipped woodshop—hand tools will do, because the machine work has already been done for you. Complete easy-to-follow assembly instructions are included. Our fiddle kit is a fine head start for making your own violin.
Recommended parts and tools Attach the top Fit the neck
Apply the varnish Final fittings Stringing and tuning
Welcome to the world of fiddle building! The fiddle kit you're about to build has a quality spruce top with curly maple sides and back. This kit is designed for the beginner and intermediate builder, with enough of the difficult work already done to give you a great head start. The fine handwork is left to you, with the help of these instructions.
You'll need a flat work surface, approximately 2' x 4' or big enough for your fiddle.
Please read these instructions before starting on your fiddle, so you'll understand the process and how the parts fit: