Saturday, October 30, 2010

Violin passion

Violin as a music instrument and excellent wood hand work piece, not to mention as design part, it is a wish to be touch for any designer. It touch me as well! First time on the university, late 80'! I visit the luthier, tell him my wish to make violin, He say, yes, yes my young friend, go ahead and come back to me, time to time. Well I was visit him twice precisely and forget for violin for 10y. Not completely forget, it stays in my mind somehow!
In mid of 90' I was back made for my good friend the weeding present! Here it is the Hi-Teac violin:

Did I am making good designs only for a weeding presents, I hope not, two of them for sure, the Eric Tye and Nejc violin. In late 90' the second one was made the same shape, technology and design. The second one is in my hands, it was made them for design exhibition only!

After 10 years I am back with violins, this time on my workbench, better to say on comp and CNC and workshop is the new one.
Hybrid violin, still without name but the fist info is here!

From this CAD drawings, not much to see, but from technology and design will be real masterpiece! I will tray to fill up time to time as the steps and results of the work!
For the better visualization some renders of violin!

As it is possible to see the shape remain "classical"! And this is all. The rib is done from 45deg orientated Carbon fiber vacuumed with weenier! The belly was taken on CNC out of full wood, then the carbon fiber layer was under special technology laminated on inside of "plank". The top part get the grafic on, violin will be finished in week or so and in this time I will post some steps of technology! Watch this space! Thanks to and Keyshot render software on help to have this violin on realization!


  1. Is the HiTik violin really made of teak wood, or is it High Tech?! It has a wonderful shape. How does it sound? Cheetah in California

  2. Chettah, I send you Email direct, yes it is made from full wood, carved and hollow! Sound you can hear here: dr.Lojz