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ollieken
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Troubadour fiddle Reply with quote

Hello Has anyone made a Troubadour fiddle or guitar fiddle I see a pic
of one on Maestronet site . anyone know what they sound like ? .
Is the ribs just a shell like a guitar with kerfed linings ? Ken
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Mat Roop
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ken... Interesting article on the subject.... sounds like the vielle is a forerunner of the violin.
https://earlymusicmuse.com/vielle-introduction/
... never made one though!... cheers, Mat

PS..... and here is one with an interesting bridge...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Medieval-Vielle/
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ollieken
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Mat Reply with quote

Mat Thank you for the reply Interesting link`s .
I may try to make one. It would be almost the same a making A style
mandolin if I can find some measurement s. Ken

(Chet Bishop) You have made 5 string fiddles do you think this type of
Guitar Fiddle- would work as it seem to have a larger body than Reg fiddle
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Mat Roop
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken, my guess would be that most measurements would be the artist's creation and not really matter much. I would keep the vibrating string length and the after length standard... either the violin lengths ( 325mm, 57mm) or the viola lengths (370mm, 68mm) That way you can use standard strings and tuning.
... have fun... but you may need the assistance of a little special sunshine:)
Cheers... Mat
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken.. here is a list of makers that include some that appear to make vielles... email some of them and you may get some good info...
http://earlymusichicago.org/businesses_strings.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW... in case there is s website in a foreign language that you want to read... you can translate it :

Copy and paste the URl of the foreign site into the first box in https://translate.google.com
select the language and click translate.... the site should show in english... or french if you so choose:)
Does not always work perfectly, but in most cases enough to get what you need.
Cheers... Mat
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Mat Reply with quote

Mat Thank you for the link`s did not find any with a building site
I was interested in . May see what turns up later on for info.
I don't want it to turn into a drinking problem ... Ken
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