Fiddle Kit

Fiddle Kit

Fiddle Kit

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Fiddle Kit

About This Item

Take pride in making your own violin. 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.

When your Fiddle Kit arrives, the spruce top and curly maple back have been carved and sanded, and glued to the linings, blocks and curly maple ribs. Channels are already routed for easily installing the decorative purfling trim. The machine-shaped neck is ready for sanding and fitting to the instrument. Assembly, finishing and setup will complete a rewarding project. Sign your label with pride!

Also included:
Ebony fingerboard, nut and saddle, boxwood tailpiece with adjustable fastener, E-string adjuster, boxwood chinrest, endpin and tuning pegs, maple bridge, purflings, spruce bass bar, soundpost, and assembly instructions.

View our Fiddle kit instructions and our recommended tool list for building this kit.

Bow and strings sold separately.

Instructions

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Fiddle Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the Fiddle Kit, including a recommended tool list.

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4.0

Fiddle kit

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Verified Buyer


Once the assembly has been completed, proceed to the final adjustments and the result is what is attached. I'm satisfied with the sound of my violin.

3.0

The third fiddle kit from S.M.

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Verified Buyer


The delivery was very fast!. When I opened the box, surprize came to me that both back and front had already been glued!!. This, however, saved me a lot of time but i noticed that I could not log in
inside. In the past only the back was glued. All parts are well made. I'm in the final finishing stage
now looking forward playing my third fiddle.

5.0

Great First Build

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Verified Buyer


Stewmac stands behind their products and great customer service! When the kit came in I discovered a crack running down the bottom of the violin. I contacted and they sent out a replacement immediately. I completed the kit and it turned out beyond my expectations. Very Satisfied will probably take on the mandolin kit next winter.

5.0

Excellent quailiy. Great project

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Verified Buyer


I have purchased several StewMac guitar kits and was very happy with the resulting instruments so i decided to try a violin even though i dont play. The wood and other materials are excellent. Support is world class. This was an excellent project and my daughter loves the violin.

5.0

First fiddle.

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Verified Buyer


This is my first fiddle project. So far I couldn’t be happier. The components in this kit appear to be of good quality.

5.0

The best kit out there

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Verified Buyer


Working on my third violin from Stew Mac. It's a great product for the price. They have top quality service. You won't be disappointed in anyway and if you ever are just call and they will make you happy. This is my second build. I love the sound of each of my violins. Buy this kit if you want to build your own, it's the best out there. Thank you Stew Mac.

5.0

Excellent kit

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Verified Buyer


Great figured wood. Super finish to start kit.
Lives up to Stewmac standards.

5.0

Great Violin Kit !

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Verified Buyer


This kit is perfect for the amateur wood worker. It has everything you need to make a great violin. The service is tops and their response is quick. The fingerboard was disfigured and they sent me a new one free and it came in two days. When you call for service you speak to a real person not a machine. The quality of the wood is top notch and the instruction booklet is very clear.
Thanks Stew Mac.

4.0

No real issues to speak of

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I bought this kit as an introduction to instrument building and plan to make them from scratch after this (a friend of mine convinced me to start with a kit). The only problems (really a minor inconveniences) is that the tail saddle was to small and there were slight alignment issues with the top and back. It also would be nice to have a bit more extra purfling, but that's mostly nitpicking. After some custom work and plate tuning, I ended up with something that rivals high-end instruments. If you do want to tune the plates, it will turn a good kit into something excellent.

4.0

fiddle review

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Verified Buyer


This kit arrived quickly and in good condition. I was disappointed that when I ordered it ;it did not come with a bow. I think that would have made it a better gift. I would have ordered one at the same time had I known this...

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 95 See Fiddle Kit
on page 95 of our StewMac Digital Catalog