Skip to product information

OpenFabPDX Modular Fiddle 5-string electric violin, black, gold, and red, with Starfish Designs bridge

Regular price $1,649.00 USD
Sale price $1,649.00 USD Regular price $1,799.00 USD
Save 8%
Sold out
  • Estimated delivery: Jul 18 - Jul 22
  • Free shipping on orders over $99

This 5-string solid body electric Modular Fiddle build from David Perry at OpenFabPDX is entirely 3D printed. The solid body is partially hollow – with a honeycomb interior that leaves about 75% air space for a bit of resonance. The instrument is also unique in its modularity, allowing individual parts to be easily replaced or customized at any time.

This 5-string solid body electric Modular Fiddle build from David Perry at OpenFabPDX is entirely 3D printed. The 3D printed parts undergo a secondary process (he puts them in an oven) to add stiffness, durability, and resistance to high temperatures. The body is made from a carbon fiber reinforced biopolymer and none of the printed plastics are derived from petroleum sources.

The solid body is partially hollow – with a honeycomb interior that leaves about 75% air space for a bit of resonance. The body pairs well with Helicore strings and the Starfish bridge, resulting in a clean and warm tone. As with other instruments using Starfish Design’s pickups, its amplified sound is completely suitable for amplified "acoustic" styles of music and works well with high gain effects or in high volume situations.

The instrument is also unique in its modularity. Should any part break, it is easily replaced and can be user serviced. In addition, the instrument can be upgraded by the player or sent back to David for a remix or upgrade.

Features

  • 3D Printed PLA and carbon fiber PLA construction
  • Fully annealed parts for durability and resistance to heat and humidity
  • Perfection geared pegs
  • Helicore strings
  • Starfish Design’s bridge

Fits in standard violin cases (sold separately).

 

Why go modular?

Modular Fiddles by OpenFabPDX have a unique build composed of 3D printed parts that are interconnected and interchangeable, meaning no matter which model you buy, you can request customized parts for your instrument. To do this, simply get in touch with David Perry of OpenFabPDX. Here are some of the ways modular customization can be useful...

  • Fine-Tune Your Setup

    A violin is such an intimate instrument. We all have different preferences in terms of neck shape and size, string spacing, action, and other ergonomics. And if you add a fifth string this gets even more complex and important!

  • Swap out Acoustic-Electric and Solid-Body Electric

    Let’s say you have an acoustic-electric Modular Fiddle, and you would really like to get a totally feedback-free instrument for your increasingly loud and distorted gigs. Or maybe you’d like a quieter instrument for apartment practice. You can also swap the other direction — if you’d like to get more acoustic volume from your instrument you can swap your solid-body for an acoustic-electric. No other parts need to change! No matter the reason, swapping out bodies is the easiest way to remix your Modular Fiddle.

  • Upgrade your Modular Fiddle Body for a New Style or Color

    All color and shape options are built to fit, so that you can swap for a new design or appearance down the line.

  • Change your 4-String to a 5-String

    Did you buy a 4-string, but now you're 5-string curious? You can make your 4-string Modular Fiddle into a 5-string by replacing the pegbox, neck, bridge, and tailpiece

Recently viewed products