Made in: Sheffield Massachusetts U.S.A. Weight: 15 oz. including rest Dimensions: Overall length 23”; body 13” x 4”; scale 4/4 (12.75”) Neck: Solid Maple, Walnut, or Mahogany; hand rubbed urethane oil finish Top: Solid one-piece Adirondack Red Spruce; nitrocellulose lacquer finish Fingerboard: Flaxwood polymer/wood composite injection-molded Body: Glass reinforced injection-molded thermoplastic Bridge: Precision, custom, laser-cut hard maple Tailpiece: Laser-cut and thermoformed cast acrylic Strings: Thomastik Infeld Alphayue synthetic core Tuners: Grover 2B friction tuners with E string fine tuner or Optional Peghed 4:1 geared fine tuners Chin/Shoulder Rest: Laser-cut, thermoformed acrylic with 3M Grip Strip high friction pads. Three-way adjustable height and angle settings to accommodate all players Pickup: Internal “Open to Source” passive sound board transducer and ¼” output jack Case: Hard-shell poly cylindrical tube case Bow and Rosin: Optional kit with Anton Breton fiberglass, medium flex, horsehair, bow and D’Addario VR200 light rosin
While it’s probably not a good idea to take an all-wood fiddle to the beach, the Cricket from The Magic Fluke Company offers a great alternative. This is a durable, portable, full scale violin with great acoustic and electric sound. Features a black stained spruce top, black lacquered neck and black stained bridge. Weighing only 15 ounces, this instrument has geared peghead tuners in an open headstock and a passive pickup with standard ¼” output jack. Comes with a very cool tube-shaped carrying case with shoulder strap.